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The Pearl By John Steinbeck

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S: The Pearl By: john Steinbeck

FC: The Pearl By John Steinbeck

1: Project by My'Ocean Fuller Mrs. Crew 4th Period November 3, 2010

2: The Author John Steinbeck

3: Mr. Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, CA.. He first became known in 1935 with the novel Tortilla Flat; the came Dubious BAttle, Men & Mice, The Long Valley, East of Eden, and Etc. He attended high school and worked on farms during vacations. Between 1920 & 1926 he studied Marine Biology at Standford University. John Ernst Steinbeck died December 20,1968 in New York City.

5: La Paz, Mexico Also know as the Baja peninsula is a desert. During the Spanish incursion there were three Indian tribes. Estimates of population vary, but 50,000 seems to be expected.

6: Coyotito "Son of Kino and Juana" While being an active baby he encountered the danger of a scorpion sting. Following this, incedent he is mistaken for a Coyote and shot dead. | Juana "Mother of Coyotito" Juana is the wife of Kino, and respects him by letting him assume his position as husband.

7: The doctor "Spanish Native" This man is races towards Kino's race. He refuses to help their baby because of the race they are, until he receives new that Kino has found the pearl | Kino "Father of Coyotitio" Kino is the protector of this family, but is blinded by his greed for the pearl. Although the pearl's money had a purpose, it was putting Kino's family in danger.

8: Chapter 1 The baby, Coyotito, was stung by a scorpion. Kino and Juana take their baby to the doctor, but he won't see them mainly because they are Indians. | Chapter 2 Since the doctor would not help Coyotito, Kino and Juana had help Coyotito themselves. They found brown seaweed and put it on the baby's shouler. While the baby is healing Kino finds an oyster with a very nice, large pearl inside it. | Chapter 3 Word of the pearl gets around in this chapter. The doctor comes and finally helps the baby only because he knows of the pearl. Early the next morning the family gets dressed along with everyone else in the town. To go and sell the pearl.

9: Chapter 4 The pearl buyers area already aware that Kino has found a pearl and will be on his way. When Kino gets there he is denied because the pearl is too big. Kino then decides to go to the capital, in the morning, to sell it. | Chapter 5 Juana tries to rid of the pearl, but gets caught and this is the second time Kino has gotten attacked. They go to their boat and there is a huge hole in it, therefore they can not go any where. Following their house gets burned down, they then leave at night time | Chapter 6 The little family sets out to go to the capital but gets tracked by trackers. Kino tries to attack one of the trackers when he attempts to shoot at Coyotito, thinking it is a Coyote. Instead the baby still gets shot in the head, and the two of them return back home and throw the pearl back in the water.

11: I believe that the moral of this story is you will work harder to maintain wealth then to be happy in your own condition

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