The Pearl

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The Pearl

  1. 1. Taylor Correia Podolske
  2. 2.    Steinbeck won a Nobel peace prize in 1962 for “realistic and imaginative writing” . John graduated Salinas High School in 1919, he went to Stanford University in Palo Alto but left in 1925. John’s books are things that relate to the world with all types of people, have-nots and the people who have.
  3. 3.  The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, is about a man named Kino, who has a wife Juana and baby named Coyotito. Kino finds a pearl that everyone wants and its turning everything around from good to bad.
  4. 4.   The Pearl takes place in La Paz, Mexico Period : 1940’s
  5. 5.       Kino: A pearl diver who is trying to provide for his family. Juana: Kino’s wife Coyotito: Kino and Juana’s baby, who got stung by a scorpion. Juan Tomas: Kino’s brother, who helps him during his tough times. Apolonia: Juan Tomas’ wife. The Doctor: Who refuses to help Coyotito to try to get the pearl.
  6. 6.    The Priest: interested in exploiting Kino’s wealth like everyone else. Dealers: they’re after Kino for the pearl besides trying to Trackers: men that follows Kino and Juana when they leave the village, to steal his pearl.
  7. 7.  The moral of the story is never let greed get to you. If you let greed get to you then eventually it will lead you somewhere you don’t want to be.
  8. 8.  Pearl Diving THEN: - They would get very large numbers of pearl oysters to get pearls. - NOW: - pearl diving has largely been apart cultured pearl farms. 
  9. 9.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_hunting www.google.com

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