S: The Pearl By John Steinbeck
FC: The Pearl By John Steinbeck
1: Project by Matthew Hodges Mrs. Crew 3rd period
2: John Steinbeck
3: John Steinbeck was born in Salinas,California, in 1902. he was raised in a fertile valley about 25 miles from the pacific coast. Some of his best fiction used both the coast and valley for a setting. In 1919, he enrolled in literature and writing courses at Stanford University until he left in 1925 without obtaining a degree. For the next five years of his life he supported himself by working and becoming a journalist in New York City, then as a caretaker for a Lake Tahoe estate, while working on Cup Of Gold, his first novel. After marrying and moving to Pacific Grove he then proceeded to write a number of novels and short stories. He won the Nobel Prize in 1962 and the died later on in 1968.
4: La Paz
5: A permanent settlement wasn't established in La Paz until 1811, and in 1829 La Paz become Baja California's capital when Loreto was leveled by a hurricane. In September, 1846, the Mexican-American War came to La Paz. U.S. Commander Samuel F. Dupont seized the city and signed a promise of neutrality with Colonel Francisco Palacios Miranda, the governor of Baja California. Citizens of La Paz were then involved in both peaceful negotiations and insurrections against the Americans for the next 2 years.
7: Kino is the main character of the story. He lives in La Paz, Mexico. He lives in a poor village and earns money to live off of by pearl-diving. He has a family with his wife, Juana, and his son, Coyotito.
9: Juana is Kino's wife and Coyotito's mother. She is respectful and strong, but allows Kino to take the dominant role in the family.
11: Coyotito is Kino and Juana's son. In the beginning of the story he is stung by a scorpion and that leads to Kino finding the pearl.
12: The Doctor
13: The doctor is a rich spanish man who lives in La Paz and acts as their doctor or physician. He is arrogant, greedy, and ungrateful.
14: Moral | The moral of this story is that material possesions are not always what matters and can corrupt and destroy.