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The Pearl

  1. 1. B By Jadi L. Davila Jadi L. Davila
  2. 2.    John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California on February 27,1902, to Olive and John Ernst Steinbeck. John Steinbeck’s books are full of commentary that makes the social extremes of life clear. John Steinbeck's first novel was published in 1929.
  3. 3. A man named kino and his wife Juana where living the dream, they had a beautiful baby boy named Coyotito. There are many conflicts in this story for the whole family starting with a scorpion. The scorpion stung little coyotito and Juana tried to suck all the venom out of coyotito. The doctor refused to treat their son so Kino went diving for a pearl to pay for Coyotito treatment. Instead Kino got greedy.
  4. 4.  The setting takes place in an estuary called La Paz, on the gulf of Mexico.  The book takes place in the early 1930s.
  5. 5. Kino  He has a wife(Juana) and a baby boy (Coyotito).  He is the diver who found the pearl.  He is Native American.
  6. 6. The Doctor    He only likes to treat the rich people (Haves). He doesn’t treat the ones without money (Have-nots). He is the only doctor in the village. He buys pearls for the lowest price possible.
  7. 7. The moral of the pearl is: greed is a destructive force it will do no good.
  8. 8. Pearl Diving Then: They dived to get peals with no gear of any sort. Now: They dive with all sorts of gear like goggles, wet suit, and aqua lungs.
  9. 9. Pearls Then: The pearls back then where worth a lot less. Also they can easily be forged. Now: The pearls are worth a lot more now. Also there is technology that can determine whether or not they are real.
  10. 10.       Author: My notes. Plot summary: Notes/ Book/ Wikipedia. Setting/ Period: Book/ Google/ Notes. Characters: Notes/ Book/ Wikipedia/ Google. Moral: www.-sparknotes.-com /-lit/-pearl/-themes.-html Human interests: Notes/ Google/ Wikipedia.

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