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John Steinbeck's The Pearl

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1: Project: The Pearl Casey White Mrs.Crew 6th hour

2: John Steinbeck

3: About the Author John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California in 1902. He grew up in a valley near the coast. In 1919 he went to Standford, where he enrolled in literature and writing courses till he left in 1925 without a degree. The next five years he was a laborer journalist in New York, then was a caretaker for a Lake Tahoe estate, while working on his first novel the Cup of Gold(1929).Later he wrote26 more books by 1966, and the posthumously published many of his journals. He passed away in 1969, having won a Nobel Prize in 1962.

4: Poor side of La Paz, Mexico. On the beach, where people live in huts next to goats.

5: Richer side of La Paz, Mexico. Where people live in houses, with pretty flowers.

6: Kino | Juana | "Husband" to Juana and father of Coyotito | "Wife to Kino and mother to Coyotito

7: Coyotito | Doctor | New born son of Kino and Juana | Spanish doctor with alot of money.

8: Chapter 1 | In this chapter I met three characters, Kino, Juana, and Coyotito. After waking up one morning and following their normal routines, Coyotito is stung by a scorpion. The poison from the sting will spread faster through a baby then an adult. So Juana tries to suck all the poison out the babies arm before its too late. Juana said she wanted to take Coyotito to the doctor, however the doctor wont see them because they are poor.

9: Chapter 2 | Kino, Juana, and Coyotito are on the beach in Mexico. They get Kino's canoe and go to the ocean to collect oysters to find a pearl. The Pearl would pay for the doctor. Kino finds the pearl in the last oyster. A pearl so big its said to be the Pearl of the World. By the time they find they find the pearl the baby getting better and they think its because of the pearl.

10: Chapter 3 | Kino talks about what he would so with the money from the pearl. He is starting to let the money and wealth go to his head. The priest come and talked to them about getting married and what to do with the money.The doctor tricked the Kino and Juana into thinking he cured the baby when he really poisoned the baby then made him better. The whole village knows about the pearl, so he is paranoid that someone is trying to steal his pearl.

11: Chapter 4 | Kino went to sale the pearl in the city, and the salesman tried to trick him out of his money. They wouldn't but the pearl because they said it was fake and too big. So he is going to go to the capital to sale it. He was attacked by someone trying to get the pearl.

12: Chapter 5 | Juana tried to rid of the pearl, and Kino beat her. Kino was on his way back to the hut, he was jumped and he killed the man. The guys who jumped Kino burnt down the hut. So they then had to hid out in his brothers hut so the neighbors think they died. They later had to leave the town to go to the capital.

13: Chapter 6 | Juana Kino and Coyotito went to the north, traveling by foot, taking day and night. There are trackers trying to find them. Following them Juana and Coyotito in the mountain. The tracker think Coyotito was a coyote, and shot him. Kino and Juana went back to the village. Kino threw the pearl back into the water and the evil was gone.

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