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The Pearl

The Pearl

  

by John Steinbeck

The Pearl Primitivity Quotes

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Quote #4

The people say that the two seemed to be removed from human experience; that they had gone through pain and had come out on the other side; that there was almost a magical protection about them. (6.100)

This is an incredibly interesting line. Have Juana and Kino become less human because they’ve experienced suffering? Or does being "removed from human experience" simply mean that they are now privy to perspective, to emotional distance from suffering?

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