John Steinbeck was educated at Stanford
University before dropping out.
He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book The
Grapes of Wrath.
John Steinbeck also served as a war
correspondent in World War 2.
Kino faces a lot of conflict in the book.
His son gets stung by a scorpion and
becomes very ill.
Kino and his wife take him to the town doctor
and he refuses to help them because they do
not have any money.
After Kino finds “the pearl of the world”
everyone wants money from Kino and people
try to attack him and steal it.
The story takes place somewhere between
Mexico and the Untied States.
The time the story took place was s
somewhere around 1947.
Kino-father/finder of the pearl/husband.
Juana-Mother/wife of Kino
Coyotito-son of Kino and Juana/baby
The Doctor-only doctor in town/dangerous
The doctors assistant-one who tells Kino that
the doctor is out even though he was not.
Juan Tomas- Kino's brother
The Priest- Baptized Coyotito
Greed can control you.
Don’t loose sight of what is important.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.