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  • 1. The Omen By: Angel
  • 2. • • • • Author’s Info John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born on February 27, 1902 and died on December 20th, 1968. John Steinbeck went to Stanford University in Palo Alto, he stayed for five years and left without a degree. John Steinbeck’s first novel is “Cup of Gold” published in 1929 In 1962 John Steinbeck won a Nobel Prize for “realistic and imaginative writing, combining as it does sympathetic humor and keen social perception”
  • 3. Plot Summary • In the Pearl, Kino and Juanna live a happy life with a healthy baby, until the baby is stung by a scorpion. Without money, they cannot get help by the doctor. Kino finds a great pearl and things turn topsy-turby.
  • 4. Characters • • Kino/protagonist- Kino is the main character, Kino finds a great pearl to save his son. Kino wants to get the true value for his great pearl. The great pearl slowly drains away Kino’s soul as the book goes on. Juanna/protagonist- Juanna is Kino’s wife, Juanna tries to get rid of the pearl because she believes it’s evil. Juanna stays by Kino’s side the whole time.
  • 5. Characters • • Juan Tomas/protagonist- Kino’s little brother. Juan Tomas warns Kino about being cheated of the peal and he harbors Kino when their house was burned down. Doctor/antagonist- The doctor is determined to have the pearl of the world. He turns away Kino when Coyotito was stung by a scorpion. Then he poisons Coyotito and cures him just to get Kino’s Great Pearl.
  • 6. Characters • • The Buyers/antagonist- they tried to get the lowest price possible for the pearl. They angered Kino and made him determined to go to the capitol and sell it. The Priest- The Priest gives Kino advice, telling him not to sell the pearl because God gave it to him to protect.
  • 7. Moral • The moral of the Pearl is that don’t let greed get to you and don’t be blinded by happiness.
  • 8. Additional interest • • • Scorpions are arachnida their scientific name is Scorpioes Their higher classification is Dromopoda
  • 9. Additional fact part 2 • • • The pearl is a gemstone of june Pearls have different colors There are no pearls alike
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