By: Je’Rell Lewis-Guy
John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr.
 John Steinbeck was born

on February 27, 1902, in
Salinas, California.
 John graduated from
S...
Plot Summary
 Kino, Juana, and their infant

son, Coyotito, live in a modest
brush house by the sea. One
morning, calamit...
Setting and Period
 The Pearl is not clear in what time period the book

took place. It is possible that that it took pla...
Characters
 Kino -Kino is a dignified, hardworking, impoverished
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native who works as a pearl diver.
Juana-Kino’s...
Characters (Continue)
 The Doctor- A small-time colonial who dreams of

returning to a bourgeois European lifestyle.
 Th...
Morals
 Greed can destroy someone. “Greed as a Destructive

Force”
 “The Roles of fate and agency in shaping human life”...
Human Interest Related to The
Pearl
Pearl Diving
Then: Before the
beginning of the 20th
century, the only means
of obtaini...
Citations Page
 http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/pe
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arl/characters.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_
Steinbe...
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The pearl

  1. 1. By: Je’Rell Lewis-Guy
  2. 2. John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr.  John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California.  John graduated from Salinas High School in 1919, then went to Stanford University in Palo Alto.  John went to New York to get his book published, but he did get the book published, so he went back home to California.
  3. 3. Plot Summary  Kino, Juana, and their infant son, Coyotito, live in a modest brush house by the sea. One morning, calamity strikes when a scorpion stings Coyotito. Hoping to protect their son, Kino and Juana rush him to the doctor in town. When they arrive at the doctor’s gate, they are turned away because they are poor natives who cannot pay enough.
  4. 4. Setting and Period  The Pearl is not clear in what time period the book took place. It is possible that that it took place in the late nineteenth or maybe possible twentieth century.  The setting of The Pearl is in a Mexican coastal village named La Paz, possibly in Baja Peninsula.
  5. 5. Characters  Kino -Kino is a dignified, hardworking, impoverished     native who works as a pearl diver. Juana-Kino’s young wife. Coyotito- Kino and Juana’s only son, who is stung by a scorpion while resting in a hammock one morning. Juan Tomas- Kino’s older brother. Apolonia- Juan Tomás’s wife and the mother of four children.
  6. 6. Characters (Continue)  The Doctor- A small-time colonial who dreams of returning to a bourgeois European lifestyle.  The Priest-The local village priest.  The Dealers- The extremely well-organized and corrupt pearl dealers  The Trackers- The group of violent and corrupt men that follows Kino and Juana when they leave the village, hoping to waylay Kino and steal his pearl.
  7. 7. Morals  Greed can destroy someone. “Greed as a Destructive Force”  “The Roles of fate and agency in shaping human life”  “Colonial Society’s Oppression of Native Cultures”
  8. 8. Human Interest Related to The Pearl Pearl Diving Then: Before the beginning of the 20th century, the only means of obtaining pearls was by manually gathering very large numbers of pearl oysters .  Now: Today, pearl diving has largely been supplanted by cultured pearl farms.
  9. 9. Citations Page  http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/pe     arl/characters.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_ Steinbeck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl _hunting Author: My Notes/ Wikipedia Plot summary: Sparknotes

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