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The Pearl

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S: the pearl by john Steinbeck

FC: the pearl by john Steinbeck

1: Project by Claiborne Smith Mrs.Crew 5th period November 2nd 2010

2: John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California in 1902. He later attended college college at Stanford University but never graduated. Steinbeck also tried to make it as a free lance writer but failed.

3: After writing the novel "Tortilla Flat" Steinbeck began to become recognized as a writer. Soon after he and his wife divorced he later remarried and had two children. Steinbeck went on to right many books such as "The Pearl" and "Of Mice and Men".

5: The Pearl takes place in a poor neighborhood, wealthy stone city, and mountains all in and around La Paz Mexico in the early to mid 1800s. SETTING--LA PAZ MEXICO TIME PERIOD--LATE TO MID 1800'S

6: Kino father of Coyotito and husband of Juana also finder of the pear

7: Juana is the wife of Kino and the Mother of Coyotito, and she hates the pearl.

8: Coyotio is Kino and Juanas son, and he is also bitten by a scorpion

9: The doctor is the one who is believed to poison Coyotito when curing his scorpion sting.

10: CHAPTER 1 In chapter one Coyotito is stung by a scorpion, so Kino and Juana take him to the doctor. On the way many villagers and even the beggars decide to walk with them. Once at the gate the Doctor denied them care and said he didn't treat animal. Ashamed and angered Kino struck the gate with his fist.

11: CHAPTER 2 Kino takes Coyotito and Juana pearl fishing with him, but before entering the boat Juana makes a seaweed bandage. While Kino was fishing Juana was praying for a means to pay the Doctor to cure the baby. While diving Kino found and retrieved the "Pearl of the World".

12: CHAPTER 3 The news of the pearl spreads very rapidly throughout the village and the "plaster" town. The doctor also learned of the pearl and came to treat the baby. Once at the house the doctor gave the baby a white powder inside a capsule, and the doctor acted as if he hasn't heard of the pearl. Later the baby becomes sick, but Kino tells of his plans for the pearl. Later that night Kino's hut is attacked.

13: CHAPTER 4 Kino goes to the city to sell the pearl, but the pearl buyers have already discussed there highest bid. However Kino beleived the pearl was worth much more then they told him.

14: CHAPTER 5 Kino catches Juana trying to destroy the pearl and beats her, but on his way back to the hut he kills a man and finds his hut on fire. Kino then goes to his canoe but finds a hole in it and flees with his family to the capital.

15: CHAPTER 6 The trackers mistake Coyotito for a coyote and kill him. Kino takes revenge killing all 3 trackers. Kino and Juana then throw the pearl into the ocean to rid themselves of its evil.

16: When greed over takes you you can lose everything you've ever had, and any chance of having anything you've ever wanted.

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