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FC: The Pearl By John Steinbeck

1: Project by Ava Lewis Mrs. Crew 2nd Period

2: John Steinbeck was born in 1902 in Salinas California. He grew up 25 miles from the coast which helped him with the settings of some of his fiction books. He went to Stanford University in 1919, but he left in 1925 without a degree. His first novel was a "Cup of Gold". After many written books, Steinbeck began filming movies. His first movie was "The Forgotten Village . He spent the last ten years of his life with his third wife traveling widely. He was still writing books. He had won a Nobel Prize in 1962. He dies in 1968.

4: The setting of "The Pearl" is La Paz, Mexico. Their brush houses were close to a shore. The doctor lived in the rich part of the town.

6: Kino was the father of Coyotito and the wife of Juana. He was a pearl diver and he found the pearl of the world. | Juana was Kino's wife. She was very protective of her son Coyotito. Juana always had her hair in two braids. Most of the time she did as Kino says.

7: The doctor was a very rich man. He was Spaniard and did not like to treat Indians. He was a heavy set man. | Coyoito was a baby. He was stung by a scorpion. At the end he dies because he was mistaken for a coyote and he was shot.

8: Chapter 1 Juana, Kino , and Coyotito are a family that live in a bush house. Coyotito, the baby boy, is struck by a scorpion, but the doctor refused to help them .

9: Chapter 2 Kino finds the pearl of the World. The baby starts to get better because the mother gives her a seaweed poultice(remedy).

10: Chapter 3 News travels fast through town about the finding of the pearl. The doctor gives the baby medicine. The priest comes to talk to Kino about the pearl. The doctor finds out that Kino finds the pearl and makes a visit to their brush house to see about the baby. The parents don't know anything so they believe the doctor is right.

11: Chapter 4 Kino was going to sale his pearl. He went to see a pearl buyer. The pearl buyers were running a scam to try and say that the pearl was valueless. Kino did not believer them. He wanted to go the capital. Kino is attacked that night but he doesn't know by whom.

12: Chapter 5 Juana steals the pearl and runs to the shore. KIno gets upset and he punches her and kicks her. Kino is attacked again. He had killed the man, and retrieved the pearl back from Juana. The4y go to Juan Tomas's house to stay there until the next night so they can escape.

13: Chapter 6 They packed their things and left. Three trackers came after them. They tried to lose them in the mountains, but it didn't work. Kino had to attack. The men heard a cry and thought it was coyote, but it was Coyotito. They shot him right when Kino and attacked the men. He killed them. Kino and Juana returned back to town, and they threw the pearl back into the sea.

14: Moral: Don't let a temporary fortune blind you from what's most important.

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