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The Deadly Pearl

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S: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

FC: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

1: by: Sarah Dulaney 3rd Hour The Pearl

3: John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California in the year 1902. He grew up in a valley close to the pacific coast. He later went to Stanford University in 1919. He left in 1925 with out a degree in writing or English, which were the main classes he was taking. He was a New York City journelist and a caretaker for a Lake Tahoe estate. He published many books and short stories always changing writing courses. He became a filmmaker too. He moved and traveled much in his life. After winning the Nobel Prize in 1962, he died in 1968.

4: La Paz Mexico

5: La Paz is a city in Mexico. Like any other city in Mexico there are the poor people that live in brush huts and the rich that live in nice houses. There is a racial split between the native Mexicans and Spaniard people.

6: Kino is the Father of Coyotito, husband of Juana, and brother of Juan. | Kino is the person who finds the pearl. Also he is the person who turned down the pearl dealers and said he was going to go to the capital. Kino is the one who makes his family run to the mountains. He becomes more animal like later because of all the attacks.

7: Juana is the Mother of Coyotito and Wife of Kino. Juana keeps her head while many evil things go on. She does everything Kino tells her to do. Juana knows how the pearl can be and will be evil, so she tries to throw it into the ocean.

8: Coyotito is the child of Kino and Juana. He gets stung by a scorpion which is the reason Juana wants to go to the doctor. Coyotito gets killed by a gun shot to the head, and his corpse is carried on his mother's back all the way back to La Paz.

9: The doctor is a Spaniard that thinks of the Native Indians as animals. He only wants money and to go back to Paris. The doctor only comes to Kino when he finds out about the pearl.

10: Chapter 1- Coyotito gets stung by a scorpion. Kino and Juana take him to the doctor. The doctor refuses to see them because they have no money.

11: Chapter 2- Kino finds the pearl while Juana sits in the boat praying.

12: Chapter 3- Kino announces what he will get with the money from the pearl. The doctor comes for a visit to "check on" Coyotito. At night Kino attackes a person that is digging where the pearl was.

13: Chapter 4- Kino and Juana go to sell the pearl. All the natives go with them. Kino thinks the pearl buyers are lying to him about the true price of the pearl. Kino says he will go to the capital to get a better price.

14: Chapter5- Juana takes the pearl to throw it in the sea. Kino takes the pearl back from her but then gets attacked by an unknown person. Kino kills a man while being attacked. Kino and Juana's house was put on fire and the boat has a hole in it. They stay unknown with Juan but leave in the early morning.

15: Chapter 6- Kino and Juana leave with Coyotito on her back. Three trackers are sent to find them. Coyotito is mistaken as an animal and gets shot. Kino kills the trackers. They leave to go back home while Juana carries the baby's dead body on her back. Kino throws the pearl back into the ocean.

16: Never trust what your eyes see.

17: Wanting something too much will end in death and sorrow.

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