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The Pearl Sierra Little

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S: The Pearl By John Steinbeck

FC: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

1: Project by: Sierra Little 3rd hour 11/2/10

3: John Steinbeck | John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California. He attended Standford University, but he never graduated. He then moved to New York where he wrote his first book, Cup of Gold. John got married and moved to Pacific Grove. Continuing to write novels, he had great success with, Tortilla Flat. John Steinbeck died in 1968 after he had written many other novels. He was living in New York with his third wife and had won a Nobel Prize in 1962.

4: Kino and his family live in the bush huts of La Paz. Their race was looked down on by the rich Spanish people. | The Pearl is set in La Paz, Mexico

5: The doctor lives among the rich people in La Paz. The community if made up of brick and stone homes

6: Kino is a poor man who makes his living by searching for pearls. His life changes dramatically when he finds a huge pearl. The pearl becomes his whole life; it is all he can think about.

7: Kino starts out the story being a nice man who cared greatly about his family. After he finds the pearl it consumes his thoughts and his life.

8: Juana | Juana is Kino's wife and the mother of Coyotito. She is a very strong woman when it comes to her child. She respects that Kino is the man of the house., and she does what he says. She believes that the pearl is evil and wants to get rid of it.

9: Coyotito is the baby of Kino and Juana. He is stung by a scorpion in the early of the book. Kino then searches for a pearl to help pay for the doctor. Juana prays that they will find a pearl to pay the doctor.Coyotito is later killed by the trackers in the book. | Coyotito

10: Peal Buyers

11: The pearl buyers has a habit of playing with a coin. The pearl buyers tell Kino that his pearl is fool's gold. They try to cheat Kino by offering little money for his pearl.

12: In chapter one, readers are introduced to Kino, his wife, and baby Coyotito. They are a little Indian family who live in a community of brush houses. coyotito is stung by a scorpion. Kino, his family, and many neighbors proceed to the city of stone houses to see the doctor. Kino gives the doctor's servant small pearls to pay for the doctor's service; Kino told that the doctor is away. Kino, in his anger, punches the doctor's gate. | Chapter 1

13: Kino, Juana, and Coyotito went out in the canoe looking for pearls. Juana prayed that Kino would find a pear to pay the doctor with. Coyotito was wrapped up in a poultice of seaweed. Kino finds the pearl the size of a sea-gull's egg. Coyotitio's swelling started going down. | Chapter 2

14: Chapter 3 | News of Kino's big pearl spread through the town. Kino visions his son going to school, him and Juana getting married, and many other things the pearl could pay for. The doctor comes and treats the sick baby. Someone comes and tries to steal the pearl that's buried under the dirt floor of Kino's house. Kino decides that he will see the pearl buyers the next day.

15: Kino takes his pearl to the pearl buyers. he is told that his pearl is fool's gold, too big to do anything with. In anger, Kino declares that he will take it to the capitol for appraisal. Later that night someone tries again to steal the pearl. The intruder cuts Kino's face with a knife. Juana begs Kino to get rid of the pearl, but he refuses. | Chapter 4

16: Chapter 5 | Juana tries to destroy the pearl while Kino is asleep, but Kino hits her and recovers his pearl. Kino is then attacked by a stranger, whom he kills. Kino hides the dead man in the bushes. Juana retrieves the pearl. Kino finds that his canoe has a hole in it. His house also catches on fire. Kino and his family hide out at this brother's house. Juana begs his brother to get rid of the pearl, but once again Kino refuses.

17: Chapter 6 | Kino and his family are followed by trackers while they are on the eway to the capitol. Kino, Juana, and Coyotito are trying to hide from the trackers. Kino hides Juana and the baby in a cave. Kino kills the trackers, but not before one of the trackers shoot and kill Coyotito. Kino and Juana return to their home and throw the pearl into the water.

18: Moral | The moral of the story is that material wealth doesn't make a person happy. Kino found the pearl, the item that was supposed to be the source of his wealth, and he had nothing but trouble. The rich doctor was still greedy for more, and that is why he went to treat Coyotito. Kino and his family were happier when the didn't have the pearl

19: The End

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