Juana and Kino’s relationship grows and matures due to the events with which they are faced. At the beginning of the novel, kino and juana, the main protagonists, have the typical hHusband and wife relationship of the 19th century. Steinbeck writes, “She was looking at him as she was always looking at him when he awakened” (1). Juana, as the wife, is waiting for her husband to arise prior to beginning her daily chores.
Down the rope that hung the baby´s box from the roof support a scorpion moved slowly. His stinging tail was straight out behind him, but he could whip it up in a flash of time…… Kino's hand leaped to catch it, but it fell past his finger, fell on the baby's shoulder, landed and struck…… Coyotito screamed with pain in his box.¨ (517-518) This excerpt is just the beginning of when their lives fall apart.
After giving up hope on a marriage, Kino was finally able to see his rich marriage in a church with his wife, Juana and child, Coyotito. Kino heard the sounds of Coyotito studying and reading his books, making him feel happy for Coyotito to have a life he did not. Kino saw how his family was dressed in new skirts, instead of old shawls and he imagined himself with a
“ ... Juana stared at him with wide unfrightened eyes like a sheep before the butcher. She knew there was murder in him…” This shows that the pearl is taking over kino and that the pearl is bad. He killed a man due to the fact that the
Juana is severely injured due to her husband’s anger against her. In this moment he doesn't care that she is his own wife. He sees that she is an
In the beginning of the story, we meet a doctor full of greed. Coyotito, the infant son of Kino and Juana, has been stung by a scorpion. Then, Kino and Juana go to the doctor 's house to seek treatment. A detail Steinbeck employed in this passage about the greed the doctor has is as follows, “Has he any money?’
The novel Across a Hundred Mountains is told from the eyes of a young Mexican girl named Juana. Juana learns the value of a family after her family is broken. Her family is described as poor but unified. Her family is also observed to be loyal, virtuous and of good ethic which we see in a few of Juana’s actions.
In comparison to what happened to Kino in the novel is that once he found the pearl he had become the enemy of everyone. For example like the doctor at first he didn’t want to attend Kino because they were poor and had nothing to offer. But once the news got out that he had the pearl of the world he became interested. Both Kino’s and Callie’s fortune have brought people
Even though Kino succeeded in finding the pearl, success did not follow. “Kino’s fist closed over the pearl and his emotions broke over him. He put back his head and howled.” After wanting this pearl more than anything, Kino was forced to face his failure of saving his son. This failure was unbearable for Kino, as he had tried as hard as he possibly could.
The reason that Kino and Juana went searching for something of value was because Coyotito needed to be healed by the doctor. Once they found the “wonderful” pearl there was no longer a use for it. Juana’s seaweed cure had worked and now there was no need for the pearl. Kino only wanted to use it for things that weren’t necessary such as a wedding with Juana, with whom he was already married, and a rifle which he didn’t
So they helped to stand up to the horse. While Snake about this adventure, they went on to Lapice, because Don Quixote thought that there was more adventurer who wait on the there. Furthermore, they have a sharp discussion on pain and complained, while Quixote could not keep the donkey of Sacho silly. Termination of this excerpt inferred that they go to eat lunch
“Every man suddenly became related to Kino’s pearl, and Kino’s pearl went into the dreams, the speculations, the schemes, the plans, the futures, the wishes, the needs, the lusts, the hungers of everyone, and the only person that stood in the way and that was Kino, so that he became curiously every man’s enemy.” (page 23). This quote states that everyone envies Kino and wants the pearl’s wealth for himself or herself. Later in the book, one of these people will try to take the pearl. This will cause Kino to try to protect the pearl at all costs.
Juana repeated an ancient magic to guard against such evil. This statement clearly states Juanas faith for her religion and her love for her son Coyotito. Throughout the book Juana is continually showing courage, loyalty, and love to her husband, son and neighbors, she demonstrates these things not through her words but her actions. Even when her baby comes close to death, even when she suffers from being beat and is forced to run away with a child in tow and suffers from scrapes and bruises, she remains in high spirits. She also manages to be clever and witty as she comes up with smart solutions for difficult circumstances.
I think that Kino was so persistent to keep the pearl because he knew that with it, he would be able to send Coyotito to school and have a real wedding with Juana. With the pearl Kino felt that he could protect his family. In the end, the pearl ended up tearing apart the very thing he was trying to protect, his family. Similarly, in Of Mice and Men, with George’s strong intent to protect Lennie, he was forced to kill Lennie. Contrasting with Of Mice and Men, I do feel that Coyotito’s death was not necessarily caused by a will to protect, but it was