S: The Pearl
BC: Theme | The moral of this story is you can not always trust you sight. The pearl looked like a wonderful gift, but it turned out to bring a lot of trouble to the family.
FC: The Pearl by John Steinbeck
1: Project by Allison R. Mrs. Crew pd 6 Nov.1, 2010
2: John Steinbeck
3: John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California in 1902. In 1919 Steinbeck attend Standford University. There he enrolled in literature and writing courses. Yet he left in 1925 without a degree.In 1929 he published his first novel, Cup of Gold. After The cup of Gold many more stories came along. John wrote a total of 27 books. Steinbeck even received a noble prize in 1962. Six years later, Steinbeck passed away.
4: Setting | Doctor's house | Kino's home
5: The coastal zone, the weather is dry and very warm in the summer. | This story takes place in a Mexican coastal village called La Paz. La Paz is a poor coastal town with racial problems. The problems evolved from colonial domination.
6: Kino is the husband of Juana and the father of Coyotito. He is the main character of the story. | Kino
7: Juana | Juana is the wife of Kino and the mother of Coyotito. She obeys Kino.
8: Coyotito is the son of Kino and Juana. He is the one that is bitten by the scorpion. He in a way brings danger with him because of the events that follow the bite. | Coyotito
9: The Pearl buyers | The Pearl buyers are very smart. They all have a set price to buy the pearls for less than they are worth. They are the ones that make KIno get a big head on the value of the pearl.
10: KIno, Juana, and baby Coyotit all live in a brush home in La Paz. KIno is a fisherman. They live in the a poor part of town. One morning, a long streak fell off the hanging box. The hanging box is where Coyotito sleeps. On the end of the streak there was a scorpion. Coyotito reached for it and it fell on top of him. The scorpion stung him on the shoulder. Juana sucks the poison out and sends for a doctor. The doctor would not visit the small village.The neighbors, Kino, and Juana take the baby to see him. The doctor refuses to help them because of them being Indian and having no money to pay for the service. Kino then gets angry and punches the gate. | Chapter 1
11: KIno,Juana,and Coyotito go out to sea. KIno takes his supplies to go pearl hunting. Juana watches Coyotito in the canoe while Kino goes hunting. J=Kino is just collecting normal sizes shells till he sees one alone and not in a group. He grabs it and heads back to shore. Juana sees the look on his face as he gets back in the canoe.When he opens it he sees the biggest pearl. Then they look at the baby and the swelling goes down. The fisherman starts to row towards them. | Chapter 2
12: Chapter 3 | The town is buzzing with the news of the Kino's great finding. The pearl news is even spreading to the nicer part of town. The doctor hears of this and has an idea. He goes to the family's home to check on the baby. Instead of helping the baby, he makes him worse. Then he saves the baby. This way the family will pay him for their sons life. Juana can start to see the pearl destroying the family. Someone tries to break in at the end of chapter.
13: Chapter 4 | KIno and Juana are getting dressed to go sell the pearl in town. The whole little village goes along with them.They get there and Kino does not like the first offer. Then they bring in three more people to look at it. They all say it is a fake and not a real pearl. Kino thinks he is gettign cheated. He leaves mad and says he is going to go to another place . Juana says the pearl is evil. She wants to destroy it. Kino says they will just go over the ocean to the mountains. They are planning to go in the morning.
14: Chapter 5 | Kino is awakened. He saw Juana go get the pearl and walk outside. He runs after her. When he gets to her she is getting rid of the pearl. He jumpes to get the pearl back. Then he punches her and kicks her. On is way back he kills a man. He sees his house burning and knew people would be looking for him. They stay at his brothers then leave before dawn. They plan to head north.
15: Chapter 6 | They head North to escape from the trackers. They end up going up a mountain to get away. The trackers cam by once and they knew they would be back. They climb the mountain and find a cave. They wait in the cave until the trackers catch up. Kino then plans to attack to get rid of them, but it ends up killing the baby. Then they go back home. They then get rid of the pearl.