S: John Steinbeck The Pearl
FC: The Pearl by John Steinbeck Haley Hayden
1: Haley Hayden The Pearl Mrs. Crew 3rd pd.
2: John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was born in 1902 in Salinas, California. John's family was big into agriculture. He went to Stanford University in 1919, but he never graduated. Steinbeck first became known with Tortilla Flat (1935), a series of funny stories about Monterey paisanos. The Grapes of Wrath is what John considers his best work.
4: Kino and his people lived in brush houses. The houses had dirt floors. Kino and his people were of the lower class. | The novel takes place during the 19th century in La Paz.
5: The upper class lived in the town. Their houses were nicer than Kino and his people. | The nicer houses had bougainvillea surrounding them.
6: Kino He is the main character of the book. Also he finds the pearl of the world. Kino is the father of Coyotito, and he is the husband of Juana.
7: Juana She is the mother of Coyotito. Juana sucks the poison out of her baby's scorpion bite.
8: Coyotito He is stung by a scorpion. Also he is killed at the end of the story.
9: Doctor He is only interested in money. The doctor is of the upper class, and he only treats Coyotito after Kino finds the pearl.
10: Chapter 1 The little baby, Coyotito,was stung by a scorpion. Many neighbors gathered around to watch. Juana brought the baby to the doctor and was denied treatment because of their social class.
11: Chapter 2 Kino and Juana climb in their canoe and go out into the ocean. They are searching for a pearl to pay the doctor with. Coyotito's shoulder gets better because his mother put a seaweed poultice on the bite. Kino and Juana find the pearl.
12: Chapter 3 The doctor comes to treat Coyotito because he knows Kino has found the great pearl. While sleeping someone tries braking in to steal the pearl. Kino and Juana feel good about selling the pearl and planning a good future.
13: Chapter 4 Kino goes to the pearl buyers, and he believes he is getting cheated. He is going to take the pearl to the capital so he won't be cheated out. Kino is attacked by something, and now Kino has a gash on his face.
14: Chapter 5 Juana tries throwing the pearl back into the ocean. Kino hits and kicks Juana. Kino is attacked, and he kills a man in the night. Kino and Juana's house is burned, so they must escape and leave their town.
15: Chapter 6 Kino and Juana run away to the mountains. Trackers are looking for them. Coyotito is killed, and Juana and Kino return to their home city. They throw the pearl back into the gulf.
16: Wealth doesn't always bring happiness.