The Pearl

2. what is the significance of the careful preparation of kino an his family for the excursion into the city?

Question 3."and in four hundred years kino's people had learned only one defense-a slight slitting of the eyes an a slight tightening of the lips and a retirement.nothing could break down this wall, an they could remain whole within the wal."

oppressed an downtrodden for centuries, it was yet the purpose of these people to survive. what characteristics had enabled them to do so?

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I think the odds are simply stacked up against Kino. Although he and his people are used to adversity, carving out a living in the unforgiving jungle, Kino is leaving his walls. The journey to the city is beyond his experience and there lay many dangerous songs he has not heard.

this is question 2 an 3 from chapter 4