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Bonifacio Sanchez Jimenez
High School, Aibonito Puerto Rico

The pearl By:John Steinbeck
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Marieliz Berrios Colon
Mrs. Carattini

John Steinbeck Biography

John Steinbeck (1902-1968), born in Salinas, California, came from a family of moderate means. He worked his way through college at Stanford University but never graduated. In 1925 he went to New York, wherehe tried for a few years to establish himself as a free-lance writer, but he failed and returned to California. After publishing some novels and short stories, Steinbeck first became widely known with Tortilla Flat (1935), a series of humorous stories about Monterey paisanos.Steinbeck's novels can all be classified as social novels dealing with the economic problems of rural labour, but there isalso a streak of worship of the soil in his books, which does not always agree with his matter-of-fact sociological approach. After the rough and earthy humour of Tortilla Flat, he moved on to more serious fiction, often aggressive in its social criticism, to In Dubious Battle (1936), which deals with the strikes of the migratory fruit pickers on California plantations. This was followed by Of Miceand Men (1937), the story of the imbecile giant Lennie, and a series of admirable short stories collected in the volume The Long Valley (1938). In 1939 he published what is considered his best work, The Grapes of Wrath, the story of Oklahoma tenant farmers who, unable to earn a living from the land, moved to California where they became migratory workers.Among his later works should be mentionedEast of Eden (1952), The Winter of Our Discontent (1961), and Travels with Charley (1962), a travelogue in which Steinbeck wrote about his impressions during a three-month tour in a truck that led him through forty American states. He died in New York City in 1968.


The story "The Pearl" is a well-known story. He was a young fisherman very excasos resources and every effort tokeep your family healthy. The boy was bitten by a scorpion and his parents take him to the doctor, but he would not attend because they had no money. Make every effort to get money to attend the physician, went fishing and found the "Pearl of the World". This pearl brings many problems for the family and the whole town loved her and did everything possible to remove them. They are fleeing to themountains where the child dies and they decide to return to the city and throw the pearl into the sea to avoid further problems.

Kino is a poor pearl diver who lives with his wife, Juana and her son, Coyotito in a house made ​​of fagots. One morning a scorpion bites Coyotito, Kino and Juana then take him to the doctor but he rejects them because they have no money. Then go fishing pearlsto pay the doctor when Kino finds the pearl of the world `', but the swelling has gone Coyotito. That night the doctor goes home and poisons Coyotito Kino Kino paid for. It also appears to propose that the priest be married by the church and that night they try to steal the pearl. The next day Kino went to sell the pearl but I wanted to cheat buyers by offering a low amount so that Kino wants togo to town to sell the pearl. The next morning Jane tries to get rid of the pearl but Kino stops him, then someone attacks Kino but kills him, then they have to escape but have destroyed his boat and his house burned. They take refuge in the house of the brother of Kino to flee by night to the mountains. One night they hide in a cave to avoid being discovered by the scouts who have been left tosleep a few yards of them. Kino, at night try to take the rifle stands guard while the others sleep. The scouts heard a noise and then pounces on a Kino but the rifle is fired. Kino takes possession of the rifle and kill all but it's too late, Coyotito dead. Finally Kino and Juana return to town and throw the pearl into the sea.

Main Characters:
♦Kino- He is young and strong, has black hair,...
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