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S: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

FC: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

1: Made By KristenToms Mrs. Crew 4th Period

2: John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California. He went to Stanford University in 1919. He majored in literature and writing.

3: John has written a total of 30 books. All were very good! Some of them were written about the war. He died in 1968.

4: La Paz, Mexico La Paz, Mexico is the setting of this story. The Indians lived outside the city while the rich and wealthy lived in the town. The beggars also were found in the city of La Paz.

6: Kino "husband" of Juanna and father of Coyotito.

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

8: Coyotito is the son of Kino and Juana

9: The doctor of La Paz and consider Kino's people animals.

10: Chapter One Coyotito is stung by a scorpion. Juana and Kino rush to the town to get help. The doctor would not help them. We do not know if the baby will live.

11: Chapter Two The family went out to sea on a boat. Kino went pearl diving. He found an amazing pearl. He remembered his child and got upset.

12: Chapter Three Everyone finds out about Kino's pearl. They all are thinking of how they would use the money from the pearl. He begins deciding to sell the pearl.

13: Chapter Four They all three go into town to sell the pearl. Kino is warned that the buyers are trying to trick him. He gets angry when they say his pearl is worthless. Kino storms out.

14: Chapter Five Juana tries to through the pearl in the ocean. Kino finds her and beats her. When he is walking back to the brush house he is attacked. Kino kills his attacker. Because of Kino killing him, they decide they need to leave. Right before they find their house on fire ,and their canoe has a hole in it. They hid away in his brother's home. The next morning they began traveling north.

15: Chapter Six Kino and Juana find out they are being tracked. They do their best to cover their tracks. The trackers sleep in a cave. Kino goes to kill them naked. One tracker shoots out in to the open because he thinks he hears a coyote. The coyote is actually the baby. The bullet ends up hitting Coyotito and kills him. In the end Kino decides to throw the pearl back into the ocean.

16: The moral of this story is do not trust your eyes. The pearl which from looking at seemed good; ended up bringing nothing but evil. This caused them not to get any money and it cost them their sons life.

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