BC: The Moral of this story is always put family first and money is never a true problem.
FC: The Pearl John Steinbeck
1: Shabar Bass Mrs. Crew 2nd Period November 2, 2010
3: John Ernst Steinbeck born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California of German and Irish decent. In 1919 he graduated from Salinas High School and attended Stanford University intermittently until 1925, eventually leaving without a degree. He moved to New York and held odd job while pursuing his dream to be a writer. He failed to get his work published so he returned to California.
4: In La Paz, Kino lived in the less fortunate neighborhood.
5: The doctor lived in the more city part of La Paz in a more wealthy neighborhood.
6: Kino is a young Mexican Indian man with long black hair and a mustache. His story begins when his baby was stung by a scorpion. But his poverty slowed him down. So he found a pearl in which he used as currency to pay for his baby's treatment.
7: Juana is the girlfriend of Kino. The mother to Coyotito. She was very obedient to Kino. She tried to steal the pearl to through it back to see and Kino hit her.
8: Coyotito was the son of Juana and Kino. He was stung by a scorpion. And needed to go to the doctor but was rejected because of his financial status.
9: The doctor was a wealthy, greedy guy. He was rude to Juana and Kino when they approached him about Coyotito. Then he planned to steal there pearl.
10: Chapter 1 Coyotito was stung by a scorpion. His mother ran to suck the poison out while his father went to kill the scorpion. The doctor refused to help them because they were poor and referred to them as animals. Kino was didn't believe it and was sad, upset, and angry.
11: Chapter 2 Juana had an old remedy to help the Coyotito. Juana prayed for a pearl so that they could afford the doctors care. When Kino found oyster he hesitated to open clam because he didn't want to get his hopes up.
12: Chapter 3 Kino finds the pearl. The town is happy for him. He went to town to try and sell pearl. He went to doctor and he tried to get help for Coyotito. Doctor tried to steal the pearl. He only made Coyotito worse.
13: Chapter 4 Kino went to the pearl buyers to sell pearl and they tried to cheat him out of money for the pearl. When the pearl buyers saw the pearl. They were shocked at its size.
14: Chapter 5 Juana woke up in middle of night and tried to steal pearl to throw pearl back into water. Kino hits her in the back of her head. Kino's house burned down.
15: Chapter 6 Kino, Juana, and Coyotito are on the run from the trackers. Juana and Coyotito hide in a cave while Kino is looking for tracker. Kino jumps on tracker and his gun goes off and bullet shoots Coyotito in the head.