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The Pearl by John Steinback

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FC: The Pearl

1: Madelyn Steele Period 5 Mrs. Crew October 27, 2009

2: Kino and Juana live in a small village of Indians. They live in a brush house. They are very poor and do not have many things,.

3: Juana and Kino sleep on sleeping mats. Coyotito sleeps in a sleeping in a sleeping box. | x.

4: Kino Kino has dark black hair and very tan skin.

5: Juana Juana has dark brown, black hair. She is loyal to Kino and a loving mother.

6: Coyotito is Juana and Kino's baby boy. He has brown hair and tan skin.

7: The Doctor is a very fat and greedy man. he is racist and will do anything for money.

8: Theme The theme of the story is to not allow material objects such as a pearl or computer to run your life. You should never put something that may be worth money before you put yourself or someone else.

9: Author John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California on February 27, 1902. Steinbeck went to Stanford University. He married his first wife Carol Henning in 1930.

10: Chapter 1 Summary In Chapter One you meet the main characters of the book. Kino, Juana, and Coyotito live in a small village. Coyotito is Juana and Kino's first baby. While Kino is eating breakfast a scorpion crawls down the rope of Coyotito's hanging box. The scorpion stung Coyotito. Juana sucked the poison out of Coyotito's arm while Kino killed the scorpion. Juana wants a doctor to look at Coyotito. Everyone follows them in to town to see if the doctor will treat the little Indian baby.

11: The doctor is a very greedy and raciest man and does not like Indians. When his servant tells him there are Indians with with a sick baby at the door who want his help he asks if they have money. Kino has no money only a few small pearls that are worthless., so the doctor tells them he was called to a more serious case and can not treat them. Kino knows he has been cheated because of his race and is very angry.

12: Chapter 2 Summary After the doctor said he would not treat Coyotito, Kino is determined to find a pearl to be able to pay for a doctor for his son. Juana put a seaweed poultice on Coyotito's wound to try to lower the swelling. Juana and Kino row out to the ocean to go pearl hunting. While Kino is pearl hunting Juana is praying to find the pearl to be able to pay the doctor to heal Coyotito. Kino open the giant clam and finds a huge shiny pearl right in the center of it.

13: Chapter 3 Summary In chapter three Everyone is just now finding out about the pearl. Kino looks into the pearl and sees his family on the alter get married and Coyotito in school reading and writing. He saw Juana and himself in new clothes with shoes, and Coyotito in a blue sailors suit from the United States. When the people heard about the pearl they all wanted it for some reason. The doctor came and gave Coyotito some medicine for his sting. The next morning he planes to sell the pearl.

14: Chapter 4 Summary In the beginning of chapter four Kino and Juana are getting ready to go to the pearl buyers to sell the pearl. Juan Tomas ,Kino's brother, warns kino about the storys he has heard of the pearl buyers. Juana and Kino go to the pearl buyers and try to sell the pearl, but the pearl buyers try to cheat kino and buy the pearl for 1500 pesos. Kino knows he is being cheated so he tells the pearl buyers he is going to the capital to sell his pearl, but the pearl buyers try to steal it.

15: Chapter 5 Summary Juana gets up in the middle of the night and steals Kino's pearl and goes to throw the pearl in to the ocean. Kino hear her getting up and follows her, and sees her about to throw the pearl. He punches her in the face and kicks her in th stomach and takes the pearl form her. On his way back to his house he is attacked and kills his attacker. Juana and Kino go home only to find their house in flames. They hide at Kino's brother's house until nightfall and then leave town.

16: Chapter 6 Summary Juana and kino leave Juan's house and go to his boat to go to the capital., but when they get to his boat it has a hole in the bottom of it.. They started to walk to the capital, and kino brushed their foot prints off the ground with a branch. They stop to rest and Trackers come. THey let the trackers pass an then climb up the mountain. When the trackers follow them up there and set up camp Kino takes off his clothes and goes to kill them.

17: Coyotito starts to cry and the trackers think it is a coyote and shot the rifle, and actually shot the baby. Kino kills the men and take the rifle. Juana and Kino walk back to their village with the dead baby. Then Kino throws the pearl back into the ocean.

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