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Juana is more effectual than Kino in dealing with crises. Supporting textual evidence from The Pearl

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One example of Juana's comportment during a crisis would be her reaction to Coyotito's scorpion sting. Where Kino takes out his fury on the scorpion, Juana is busy taking care of the sting.

Then, snarling, Kino had it, had it in his fingers, rubbing it to a paste in his hands. He threw it
down and beat it into the earth floor with his fist, and Coyotito screamed with pain in his box. But Kino beat and stamped the enemy until it was only a fragment and a moist place in the dirt. His teeth
were bared and fury flared in his eyes and the Song of the Enemy roared in his ears.

But Juana had the baby in her arms now. She found the puncture with redness starting from it already. She put her lips down over the puncture and sucked hard and spat and sucked again while Coyotito


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