Compare and contrast the relationship between Kino and Juana at the beginning and the end of The Pearl.

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At the beginning of The Pearl, Juana and Kino seem to have a close relationship.  He describes her as in some ways tougher than himself.

Kino had wondered often at the iron in his patient, fragile wife. She, who was obedient and respectful and cheerful and patient, could bear physical pain with hardly a cry. She could stand fatigue and hunger almost better than Kino himself. (ch 1, p. 4)

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