FC: The Pearl
1: Jordan Robinson Period 1
2: Setting The story takes place in La Paz, Mexico. Several parts of the story take place in their village. They also go into the city.
4: Kino Kino is the hardworking father of Coyotito and husband to Juana. He is a hardworking, poor pearl diver.
6: Jauna Juana is the quiet, loving mother to Coyotito and Kino's wife
8: Coyotito Coyotito is the infant son of Jauna and Kino
10: The Doctor The doctor is the lazy, greedy man who agrees to help Kino after hearing about the pearl.
12: Chapter 1 The day started out normally until Coyotito was bitten by a scorpion. They decide to go see the doctor, but they are reject by the racist doctor.
13: Chapter 2 Kino decides to go pearl diving in hopes of finding a pearl to get money to cure the baby. He finds a pearl the size of a gull's egg.
14: Chapter 3 The doctor and priest come to Kino because he is rich now. The doctor tries to "cure" the baby. Kino is attacked at night, but he fends off the enemy.
15: Chapter 4 Kino goes into the city in hopes of getting a good deal for the pearl, but the pearl buyers try to cheat him. He decides to go to the capital for a better deal.
16: Chapter five Jauna tries to rid them of the pearl, but Kino stops her. Kino is attacked again, but he kills the attacker in an act of self defense. They decide to escape to avoid being caught.
17: Chapter 6 Kino, Juana, and Coyotito escape, but they are followed. The baby is killed by a stray bullet, and Kino kills the trackers in a fit of rage. They go back to La Paz and throw the pearl back into the sea.
18: The theme of this story is to not left yourself be corrupt by material things and that money can not and will not bring happiness.
19: About the Author John Steinbeck was nbor in in Salinas, California, on February 27, 1902. His first three novels were poorly received. His book Tortilla Flat was the powerful start to his literary career. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 "...for his realistic as well as imaginative writings, distinguished by a sympathetic humor and a keen social perception."