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The Pearl by John Steinbeck Madeleine Coenen

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S: The Pearl

FC: The Pearl By John Steinbeck

1: The Pearl Project by: Madeleine Coenen Mrs. Crew 4th period

2: John Steinbeck is a great American Author. He wrote 3 Pulitzer Prize-winning novels. John was born in California. he attended Standford, but never graduated. he moved to New York to begin a career in writing but failed and later moved back to California. He was much more successful in California.

3: Books Steinbeck wrote: -The Grapes Of Wrath -Of Mice and Men -East Of Eden -The Pearl -The Moon Is Down -The Red Pony -Cannery Row -The Winter Of Our Discontent - The Wayward Bus -Tortilla Flat

4: La Paz, Mexico This photo shows where Kino and Juana live in La Paz. They live brush houses with a dirt floor.

5: While Kino and Juana live in brush houses, the wealthy part of La Paz lives in gated houses with bougainvillea growing outside.

6: Kino is the father of Coyotito and husband of Juana.

7: Juana is the wife of Kino and the mother of Coyotito.

8: Coyotito is the son of Kino and Juana.

9: The doctor refuses to take care of Coyotito when he was stung by the scorpion.

10: Chapter One Kino and Juana's son Coyotito got stung by a scorpion. The parents try take him to the doctor but the doctor refuses to help them because he will not get anything from them. He only helps the wealthy.

11: Chapter Two Kino and Juana go to the ocean to find a pearl to pay for a doctor's time. They found a large, great, perfect pearl. The poison on the baby starts to leave. Kino is happy!

12: Chapter Three The news of Kino finding the pearl is spreading through the whole town. Everyone wanted it. Juana and Kino are very happy and wealthy. With the wealth they have many plans. They want their son to get education and be successful. The Priest comes and visits to try to get them to get married at his church. The doctor also comes and tells Kino that Captito will get ill it he does not have the medicine he is selling. When they sleep an intruder comes, Kino fights him off. He is hurt, but Juana helps him to feel better.

13: Chapter Four: The whole town knows that Kino will sell the pearl. The pearl buyers get ready. The family dresses up to go to the pearl buyers. The pearl buyers try to cheat Kino. He refuses the price they give. Kino decides to go to the capital city.

14: Chapter Five: Kino wakes up hearing Juana moving around. She is getting the pearl. He follows her as she goes to the beach. She wants to get rid of the "evil" thing. He hits and kicks her to get the pearl. Then an intruder comes to attack Kino. Kino throws the pearl aside. Thinking he lost it, he kept fighting and killed the intruder. Kino plans to travel to the Northern cities to escape the crime committed. Their house burns and they start to leave.

15: Chapter Six: Kino and Juana leave La Paz to to find safety in a cave. As they hide in the cave, kino plans to kill the trackers nearby. Before Kino can atack them, the trackers here Coyotito cry. the tracker shoots thinking it is a coyote. The tracker accidentally shoots Coyotito in Juana's arms. Coyotito dies. Juana and Kino walk back to the village sad. Kino throws the pearl back into the ocean.

17: The moral of the story is sometimes you get what you want but it isn't what you need. Kino wanted a pearl but it only brought sadness to him.

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