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Pookie's Pearl :)

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S: The Pearl

FC: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

1: Richmond McGough Mrs. Crew Pd. 6 Nov. 1, 2010

2: John Steinbeck

3: John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California in 1902. In 1919 he went to Stanford University and he enrolled in literature and writing courses. He left in 1995 with no degree, and he supported himself as a laborer and journalist in New Your City for his novel, Cup of Gold. After he got married and moved to Pacific Grove, he published two fictional pieces: The Pastures of Heaven and To a God Unknown.

4: Settings | doctor's home | Kino's home

5: La Paz | La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia. The full name of the city is Nuestra Señora de La Paz. It was founded in 1548 by the Spanish conquistadors at the site of the Native American settlement, Laja, the full name of the city was originally Nuestra Señora de La Paz (meaning Our Lady of Peace). La Paz is built in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River.

6: Kino Father of Coyotito

7: Juana Mother of Coyotito

8: Coyotito Infant son of Kino and Juana

9: Trackers Killers of Coyotito

10: Kino, a fsherman, wakes up goes outside (just like a regular day). The baby, Coyotito gets stung by a scorpion, and the family traveled to the doctor. The doctor was selfish and didn't help them. Kino punched the gate and left filled with anger and frustration.

11: Kino, Juana and Coyotito hopped in their canoe. The swelling on the baby's shoulder was getting worse as the poison from the sting traveled through his small body. Juana went to the water and put seaweed on the wound. Kino went pearl diving and found the greatest pearl in the world.

12: Everyone began to hear about the discovery of the greatest pearl in the world. Kino wanted to buy many things. He wanted a rifle and new clothes bought with the money he would get from the selling of the pearl. The doctor decided to help"the baby, Coyotito, after realizing Kino's family had such an expensive treasure. An intruder came trying to steal the pearl. Juana began to think the pearl was evil.!

13: Kino eventually wants to sell the pearl. He starts getting cheated by the pearl buyers and is offered small amounts of money for it. Kino decides to go to the capital. Another intruder comes to their house. Kino gets hit on the head for the second time. The pearl is beginning to be more trouble than treasure.

14: Juana tries to throw the pearl back into the ocean. Kino rips it from her hands before she tosses it. He hits and kicks her leaving her there to cry. Kino kills a man and loses the pearl. The hut is set on fire by the mad people that want the pearl. Kino's canoe also is damaged. Kino and Juana decide to leave before anymore trouble happens to their family. They flee for safety.

15: The family leaves during the middle of a storm. The storm's winds and rain hide their tracks. The hunters try to find them. Two of the trackers were on foot, and one of the trackers was on horseback. Kino, Juana, and Coyotito go up the mountains to try to escape. They hideout in a cave. The baby begins to cry. Kino tries to protect his family by killing the trackers, but not before shots were fired by the trackers. Coyotito was killed. Kino and Juana are very sad and thinking the pearl is evil, they throw it back into the water.

16: Theme | The moral of this story is wealth does not bring happiness. | Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. -Anon

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