Quotation Analysis Seconds before Juana throws the pearl, Kino strikes her so that she fell on the

ground, getting kicked in the side by Kino. He takes the pearl from her and walks away, not before he gives her a warning glare and hiss. His senses were so dulled by his emotion that he didn't think before striking someone that rushes up to him at that moment. Juana is not angry at Kino because he had declared to her that he is “a man.” To Juana's understanding, a man is “half insane and half god”, “half insane” meaning that man can be so overcome by thought and emotion in the mind that they would try to do something utterly impossible yet think that they can do it and try to do it. The image “the mountain would stand while man broke himself” implies that man is still weak, whether or not he is “half god” . Or, “the sea would surge while the man drowned in it” suggests that man in fact really is “half insane” to even do such a thing. “Half god” implies to her that man should be revered and honored, the same way that a person worships their god. Juana, “in her woman's soul”, understands these things because that is exactly what Kino is. His senses were so smothered by anger that it made him “half insane” and his power over Juana(in this case, women) makes him “half god”. It is these actions and will that made Kino a man. Although Juana is nonplussed at the differences between man and woman, she needed it to survive because she could not live without a man. The ideal reason why is because humans were created to need each other, women were created with the qualities of women(“the reason, the caution, and the sense of preservation”) and men were created to have strength and a strong will(Kino). Without Kino to enforce the knowledge of man's power, Juana would not have known that she needed him so much. And sometimes without women's(Juana) knowledge and common sense, nothing could save Kino(men) from downfall. In spite of the fact that Kino hurt his wife, the connection between them actually grows stronger because of Juana's understanding of men and what men are capable of doing.

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