Question: Write about a character that you would like to emulate.
The person that I would like to emulate in “The Pearl” is Juana. I find that Juana is a good and dutiful wife as well as a loving and devoted mother.
First, as a wife, she gets up before Kino and prepares corn cakes for him. She only eats when Kino has eaten. She speaks only when she is spoken to. She does so because she respects him.
Next, as a mother, Juana loves her baby, Coyotito. When Coyotito is stung by the scorpion, she quickly sucks the poison out and asks for a doctor to treat his son. She even applies a poultice of seaweed in her attempt to heal Coyotito’s wound.
Finally, I admire Juana for her strength and courage. She is not a greedy person. She is not a greedy person because when she senses that the pearl is evil, she wants to throw it away. She even refuses to leave Kino alone when they are followed by the trackers. She insists on staying by his side.
I would like to emulate Juana for she has many wonderful characteristics.