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  • The Pearl power point By: Brianna O’keefe
  • Facts about John Steinbeck • John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 • The Pearl is a book that documents the exploitation of the poor • Several of his novels are still required reading in high schools and colleges around the country, as they are considered classics that have endured the test of time. • John Steinbeck died in 1968
  • Plot Summary Kino and Juana is a happy couple that lives in a brush house. The brush house is some where on the border of Mexico and the united states. They have a son named coyotito. Coyotito gets stung by a scorpion. Juana sucks the poison out of coyotito. They go to doctor and ask for help. The doctor declines them because they have no money. They pray for something good to happen. Kino goes pearl diving and finds the “pearl of the world". They tell people what they are going to do with it. The doctor hears about the pearl. He offers to look at coyotito. The doctor poisons coyotito. He tells Kino and Juana he can heal coyotito. He gives coyotito the antidote to the poison. He ask when they are going to pay. Then the doctor plans to steal the pearl from them. Kino removes it and hides it some where else. Then Kino kills someone because they tried to steal the pearl.
  • • The doctor hears about the pearl. He offers to look at coyotito. The doctor poisons coyotito. He tells Kino and Juana he can heal coyotito. He gives coyotito the antidote to the poison. He ask when they are going to pay. Then the doctor plans to steal the pearl from them. Kino removes it and hides it some where else. Then Kino kills someone because they tried to steal the pearl.
  • Setting and Period Setting: Somewhere on the border between Mexico and the United States. Period: The year 1947
  • Main Characters • Kino, He was a simple man that turned greedy when he found the pearl . • Juana, She went to her native ways when coyotito got bitten by the scorpion . • Baby Coyotito, the son of Kino and Juana.
  • Other characters • • • • • • • Juan Tomas The Doctor The butler The neighbors The pearl buyers Apolonia Trackers
  • Moral • Greed can make you do crazy things. • Be careful of what you wish for. • Don’t let money and wealth change who you are.
  • Scorpions • Scorpions are predatory arthropods. • Their venom is a mixture of neurotoxins enzyme inhibitors and other things. • Out of 1,000+ known species only 25 species have venom that is poisonous to humans.
  • Pearls • Pearls are found in living shelled mollusk. • Pearls are made from calcium carbonate. • Can be found in salt water and fresh water.
  • Resources • • • • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl My readers writers notebook The pearl pockets