The Pearl

The Pearl

When going through times of grief, people may react differently than they would if they were in well-being. Many tend to deteriorate while others may grow stronger when such events occur. Such examples include when a family member dies or when one experiences an accident. In John Steinbeck?s The Pearl, Juana demonstrates a constant being through times of pleasure and conflict.
Waking up to a warm fire and to the ?pat of the corncakes in the house and the rich smell of them on the cooking plate? (3) starts off the day for Juana?s family. Creating a comfortable atmosphere for the family is just one of the few unique qualities Juana has to offer. She accepts her gender role as a tolerant and dutiful spouse who has much perseverance (6,7). Whenever times are tough, Kino can always depend on her for assistance and indicates this many times. During the confrontation with the pearl buyer, Kino looks Juana in the eye and has new strength (51). Juana leads a simple life with simple desires which mostly comes from her culture. Implied communication works so well in Juana?s and Kino?s relationship because each can seem

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