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The Pearl by John Steinbeck

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BC: Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns.- Marc Estrin

FC: The Pearl by: John Steinbeck

1: Miranda Pryor 11-02-10 Mrs. Crew 5th hour

3: John Steinbeck was born in 1902 in Salinas,California. Steinbeck grew up about 25 miles away from the Pacific Coast in an agricultural valley. In 1919 John Steinbeck went to Stanford University where he left in 1925 without a degree. He supported himself for the next 5 years by becoming a laborer, journalist and caretaker for a Lake Tahoe estate. During the 1940's John began his career as a filmmaker. Some of John's famous writes include East of Eden, The Pearl. John died in 1968 after winning a Nobel Prize in1962.

4: The doctor lived in the wealthy part of La Paz, Mexico. In the early 1900's | Doctor

5: Kino lived in a brush hut in La Paz, Mexico In the early 1900's | Kino

6: Father of coyotito and Juana's "husband" | Kino

7: mother of Coyotito and "wife" of Kino. | Juana

8: Coyotito | Coyotito is the son of Juana and Kino.

9: Wife of Juan Tomas. | Apollonia

10: CHAPTER 1 In Chapter 1 Kino , Juana and Coyotito are introduced. While Coyotito was laying down in his bed a scorpion stung him. The people in the town along with Kino and Juana went to see the doctor. The doctor did not want to see Kino's family, because of their race and they did not have enough money.

11: Chapter 2 In this chapter Kino and his family go to the sea. When they get there Kino gets down to the bottom of the ocean and is looking for pearls, while down there he finds the Pearl of The World. After Kino finds the pearl Juana's prayer is answered.

12: Chapter 3 In chapter 3 the news of Kino's luck of finding the pearl spreads through out his town. When Kino arrives home the people surrounded his house he told them what he was going to do with the money. After that the doctor came by Kino's house the doctor gives Coyotito medicine an hour later Coyotito is sick ,and the doctor comes back and gives Coyotito more medicine. Then Coyotito is healed.

13: Chapter 4 In this chapter Kino and his family go to La Paz to sell his pearl. When he gets there none of then buyers give Kino a good price. when Kino arrives home that night somebody tries to steal his pearl and the person attacks Kino.

14: Chapter 5 When Kino is sleeping Juana tries to throw the pearl back into the ocean, but Kino attacks her. Agter that Kino kills a man. After that Kino's house is on fire. Juan Tomas hides Kino's family in his house until night, then Kino and his family go on a journey to the capital.

15: Chapter 6 Kino and Juana encounter trackers that can hunt down anything that breathes. Kino leads his family into a cave for safety from the trackers. While Kino's family is in the cave Coyotito cries and the trackers mistake his cry for a coyote and shoot Coyotito. Coyotito dies and Kino and Juana are devastated. Kino ends up throwing the pearl back into the sea.

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