The pearl
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  • 1. The Pearl By: Cindy Nguyen
  • 2. Author’s Info -3 facts • After 6 years at Stanford University, he dropped out for good. • At age 14 you decided he wanted to be a writer and would lock him self in his room writing poems and stories. • John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. born in Salinas, California on February 27, 1902
  • 3. Plot Summary • In the pearl, the plot summary is that Kino and Juana lived a happy life then one day Coyotito got stinted by a Scorpion then the doctor wouldn't help him and we drove for a pearl and everything started to change.
  • 4. Setting/Plot • The setting takes place in La Paz, Mexico around the 19th and 20th century.
  • 5. Characters • Kino- is one of the main protagonist/main character and is a pearl diver, husband of Juana and loves his family, and really cares about his son hoping for him to get a education. • Juana- is the wife of Kino and is mainly a house wife. She would do anything to save her baby. • Coyotito- is Kino and Juana's baby and seems to still be a few months old
  • 6. Characters • The Doctor- the doctor in the pearl seems to be a grumpy old man and knows he won't survive much longer. He is an antagonist and would do anything to get his hands on the pearl. • The Priest- is seemed to be a antagonist but not as bad as the doctors and mainly tries to get money for the church. The Buyers- are people who tries to the pearl of the world from Kino by tricking Kino.
  • 7. Moral • The moral of the story is that greed can get to you just like Kino, being obsessed with the Pearl would hurt the person he loved most. (Juana) Also, money doesn’t not cure-alls.
  • 8. Addition interest • Pearls are the only gemstone made by living animals. • Its takes a long time for a pearl to form in an oyster (2-7 years)
  • 9. Addition Interest pt 2 • In the book, the pearl is what created the whole plot and conflict and Kino and Juana truly believes the pearl is evil and goes up to the mountains.
  • 10. Citations • o-the-unsung-hero/ • 1962/steinbeck-bio.html • •