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The Pearl by John Steinbeck Kandice Yancey

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S: The Pearl By John Steinbeck

FC: The Pearl By John Steinbeck

1: Project by Kandice Yancey Mrs. Crew 4th Hour November 4, 2010

3: John Steinbeck John Steinbeck, was born in 1902 in Salinas, California. He died in 1968. He attended college at Standford University but never graduated. In 1925, he went to New York, where he tried to establish himself as a fee-lance writer, but he failed and later returned to California. After publishing some novels and short stories, Steinbeck became know for his story Tortilla Flat, a series of humorous stories about Monterey paisanos.

5: La Paz, Mexico La Paz was fist settled by Neolithic hunters and gatherers at least 10,000 years ago. They left traces of their existence, such as left over rock paintings, near the city and throughout the Baja peninsula. ON May 3, 1535 Hernan Cortes arrived in the bay by La Paz and named it Santa Curz. He tried to start a colony but abandoned his efforts after several years due to problems relating to the transportation of goods. In 1596, Sebastian Vizcanino arrived, giving this place the name it has now, La Paz.

6: KIno "Husband of Juana, father of Coyotito, and brother of Juan Tomas." | Doctor "Fat,stout, middle aged, spanish man. He believed he was better than Kino's people."

7: Juana "Mother of Coyotito and wife of Kino" | Coyotito "Son of Juana and Kino."

8: Chapter One In the first chapter you met Kino and His Family. He describes the place in which he lives, and the song of family. The baby, Coyotito, is stung by a scorpion, and this leads to Kino and Juana meeting the doctor. (metaphorically, since they didn't really meet him) He refused to treat the baby and even calls Kino and his people animals.

9: Chapter Two This chapter explains why divers go to the shore: in hopes of getting rich by finding the Pearl of the World. It also says that Kino got his boat from his grandfather and that it is one of his most prize possessions. Kino goes into the water and all the while Juana is praying that Kino will find a pearl. Kino begins filling a basket with clams when he sees a gleam inside of a clam all by itself. He is reluctant to open the big clam at first, thinking that it might have just been a trick of his mind, but as he opens it he finds one of the biggest pearls he and his village have ever seen.

10: Chapter Three In this chapter Kino dreams of all the things that could change for him and his family. He envisions Juana and himself getting married and Coyitito going to school. Everyone in the village believe that this is the perfect pearl. Kino is attacked for the first time in this chapter.

11: Chapter Four Kino is going to sell his pearl in this chapter. The pearl dealers try to cheat Kino and give him as little money as possible because they Kino does not know the true worth of the pearl. Kino is smart enough to know that they are trying to cheat him so he decides to take his pearl to the capitol to sell it. Kino is once again attacked in this chapter.

12: Chapter Five Juana now believes that the pearl is a curse and is pure evil. After she believes Kino has gone to sleep she tries to steal the pearl and throw it back in the sea. Kino is attacked again in this chapter, but this time he kills the man and is forced to leave his village. His hut is set on fire and burned to the ground.

13: Chapter Six In this chapter they have left La Paz and are being followed by the trackers. Kino hides his family in a cave and plans to attack the trackers and kill them, but they trackers hear Coyitito whine. One of the trackers raises his gun to shoot what he believes is a coyote, but it is really Coyitito. AFter loosing Coyitito Kino and Juana throw the pearl back into the sea and return back to the village.

15: Moral I believe that the moral to this story is to appreciate what you have, and not to underestimate people and their greed.

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