The Pearl

3. As Kino, Juana, and Coyotito flee into the mountains after spotting the trackers, Steinbeck describes their movements as “panic flight.” What does this term mean? Why is panic flight dangerous for the family? How do Juana’s actions stop their pan

what is panic flight and why is so dangerous for the family and what are juana actions that makes them stop the panic flight

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Panic flight means that they are running away with almost no planning. They are running with no real supplies and a small baby which will slow them down. They also are running away because they no longer understand the "shape" of the world. This is not how their life was at the beginning of the novel; they can no longer be calm and simple. The pearl has changed everything.