Juana the Brave

In “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck. A short story, with a great plot. Today I am going to talk about Juana, one of the main characters. She is the mother in the family. Composed of her husband Kino and her son Koyotito. I also haven’t mentioned that he’s my favorite character. I define Juana as a brave person. She becomes very important at various times in the story because of her courage. For example…

Juana quieted him as she would quiet a sick child. “Hush,” she said. “Here is your pearl. I found it in the path. Can you hear me now? Here is your pearl. Can you understand? You have killed a man. We must go away. They will come for us, can you understand? We must be gone before the daylight comes.”

“I was attacked, ” Kino said uneasily. “I struck to save my life.”

As we can see, Juana would do everything for her family, and to save it. This is a clear example of one of the qualities that this character has, and how he develops it during the story. I liked the book a lot, and I admire the role they gave Juana. Great Book with Mexican development.


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