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S: The Pearl

FC: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

1: Project by Hannah Linson Mrs. Crew Pd 6 | November 1, 2010

2: J o h n S t e i n b e c k

3: John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California in 1902. In 1919, he went to Stanford University. Steinbeck enrolled in writing and literature courses until he left in 1925 without a degree. He supported himself and worked as a laborer, journalist, and a caretaker. While he was working, he was also writing his first novel. After he was married, he continued writing novels. In the early 1940s, John Steinbeck became a filmmaker. With his third wife, Steinbeck spent his last years in New York city and Sag Harbor. In 1962, he won a Nobel Prize. He died in 1968.

4: Setting | Kino's Home | Doctor's house

5: La Paz | On May 3, 1535, Hernan Cortes arrived in a bay and named it Santa Cruz. He tried to start a colony, but abandoned his efforts several years later. IN 1596, Sebastian Vizcaino came to the area and named it La Paz.

6: Kino

7: Juana

8: Coyotito

9: T r a c k e r s

10: Kino and his family wake up to another peaceful morning. everything was normal and Kino heard the Song of the Family. Unexpectedly, Coyotito gets stung by a scorpion. Juana sucked much of the deadly venom out of the baby's wound. Kino and Juana rushed Coyotito to the rich doctor. the doctor was selfish and refused to help them. Kino became very angry and punched the gate.

11: After leaving the doctor's office, Kino and Juana decided to go pearl diving. Juana found seaweed and made a poultice to help heal the baby's wound. While pearl diving, Kino discovered the Pearl of the World. When Kino showed his family the great pearl, Coyotito's swelling receded.

12: The whole town found out about Kino's pearl. They asked Kino what he was going to do with his money. Later, Kino hid the pearl came and gave Coyotito a suspicious medicine. Kino moved the pearl. A stranger attacked Kino in the middle of the night.

13: This is the day that Kino plans to sell the pearl. The pearl buyers are getting ready to deceive him. The family starts their journey towards the pearl buyers, and Juan Thomas warned him no to fall for any tricks, The pearl buyer tells Kino that the pearl is too big, and no one will buy it. Kino doesn't believe it ,so he goes back home. He decides to go to the capital. Kino gets attacked again.

14: Juana sneaks out and tries to throw the pearl in the sea. Kino catches her and kicked her. Kino was attacked and killed a man. The family's house caught on fire. They hid in Juan Tomas's house. The town thinks they are dead. They head out on their journey to the capital.

15: After several days, Kino and Juana found a place to rest. Kino heard a noise. The trackers had followed their trail. The family hid in the mountains. They rested in a cave where no one could see them. When it was dark, Kino snuck out of the cave and wwas about to kill the trackers. As Kino leaped in the air, one of the trackers thought he heard a coyote. The noise that the tracker heard was actually Coyotito. The tracker shot Coyotito, and the baby died. Kino killed all three trackers. Kinoi and Juana threw the evil pearl back into the sea.

16: Theme | Wealth does not bring you true happiness.

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