The Pearl
By: Cheyanne Kingcannon
About the Author
• John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California
on February 27, 1902.
• He became an avid reader early i...
Plot Summary
• Kino and Juana live a well off life as pearl divers.
• Their baby Coyotito gets stung by a scorpion.
• They...
Setting/Period
• Mexican/American boarder
• Early 1900’s
Main Characters
• Kino (the protagonist)— Juana’s Husband &
Coyotito’s Father.
• Juana— Kino’s wife & Coyotito’s mother.
•...
Minor Characters
• The Doctor— A member of the town who
looks down on Kino’s people.
• The Priest— A member of the town wh...
Moral
• Greed can and will be the downfall of your life.
• Never entrust your faith in one thing oppose
to what you usuall...
Interesting Info
• Pearls are found inside oysters and other
“mollusks”.
• Oysters were found in ocean floors and river
bo...
Interesting Info
• Scorpion venom is strong enough to cause
severe symptoms.
• There are 15,000 species of scorpions world...
Citations
• http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/scorpionstings/basics/definition/con-20033894
• http://www.allab...
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  1. 1. The Pearl By: Cheyanne Kingcannon
  2. 2. About the Author • John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California on February 27, 1902. • He became an avid reader early in life. • He was a reporter in New York.
  3. 3. Plot Summary • Kino and Juana live a well off life as pearl divers. • Their baby Coyotito gets stung by a scorpion. • They go visit a doctor but he rejects them because he knows they have no money • Juana prays that they will find a pearl and they do.
  4. 4. Setting/Period • Mexican/American boarder • Early 1900’s
  5. 5. Main Characters • Kino (the protagonist)— Juana’s Husband & Coyotito’s Father. • Juana— Kino’s wife & Coyotito’s mother. • Coyotito—Kino & Juana’s only child.
  6. 6. Minor Characters • The Doctor— A member of the town who looks down on Kino’s people. • The Priest— A member of the town who owns the local church.
  7. 7. Moral • Greed can and will be the downfall of your life. • Never entrust your faith in one thing oppose to what you usually entrust your faith in.
  8. 8. Interesting Info • Pearls are found inside oysters and other “mollusks”. • Oysters were found in ocean floors and river bottoms.
  9. 9. Interesting Info • Scorpion venom is strong enough to cause severe symptoms. • There are 15,000 species of scorpions world wide.
  10. 10. Citations • http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/scorpionstings/basics/definition/con-20033894 • http://www.allaboutgemstones.com/natural_pearls.html • http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/pearl/characters.html

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