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  • Bobby Mcgarrell 303
  • About the Author • John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California on February 27, 1902. • John Steinbeck became a reporter in New York after he left Stanford university. • John Steinbeck was an AVID reader in the early years.
  • Plot summary • Kino, Jauna, Coyotito living the dream even though they are very poor. • Coyotito gets stung by a scorpion. • Kino and Juana bring Coyotito to Doctor. • Kino and Juana cant afford the Doctor. • Kino and Juana are not living the dream. View slide
  • Setting/period • Mexican/American Borders • Early 1900’s View slide
  • Main characters • Kino- Husband of Juana and father of Coyotito. • Juana- Wife of Kino and mother of Coyotito. • Coyotito- Child of Kino and Juana.
  • Minor characters • Doctor- The healer of the town and only treats the wealthy • Priest- The man of the church and in collusion with the Doctor
  • Moral • Greed- The bringer of evil • Fate- The luck of life • Oppression- The do’s and do not’s
  • Interesting Facts • Pearls can be found in oysters and mollusks. • Scorpion venom can lead to illusions. • There are over 1500 different species of scorpions. • A pearl is formed by a foreign body entering an oyster
  • Interesting facts • The book is short. • There is only 6 chapters. • It was published in 1947.
  • Citations • http://www.sparknotes.com/ • http://www.wikipedia.org/