The Pearl

Draw a Conclusion: Juana begs Kino to get rid of the pearl, but he tells her, "We will not be cheated. I am a man." From their conversation and Juana's final reaction, what conclusions can you draw about their relationship?

Chapters 3-4

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Kino rules his home, and Juana is subservient to her husband. This subservience however is most evident in her public demeanor. Privately, she may eventually go along with his decisions, but she makes her opinions heard loudly first.


The Pearl