SS1 Pre-SBA Task - Individual Presentation Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not

every man's greed” –Mahatma Gandhi Themes in The Pearl • Greed is a destructive force – Money brings evil • Does fate play a role in human life? – Be careful what you wish for • Colonial societies oppress native cultures • Ignorance leads to subjugation and oppression • Others? Symbolism in The Pearl • Scorpion: The scorpion is not only a symbol, but foreshadows the evil that is to come • The pearl: appears differently throughout the story – related to meaning • The town, the sea, and the village all possess certain symbols of a way of life and death. • The doctor: Symbol of colonial oppression • Kino’s canoe: life depends on the canoe John Steinbeck is oneof the most influentialauthors of Americanliterature whose workshave earned him manyprestigious literaryawards such as thePulitzer Prize and theNobel Prize forliterature. Steinbeck also challenged hisreaders to look at the harshrealities of life, with the belief thatfacing such conditions was thefirst step toward improvingthem. Steinbecks strongest beliefwas in the ability of man toimprove his condition. Plot Summary Kino and Juana is a happy couple that lives in a brush house. The brush house is some where on the border of Mexico and the united states. They have a son named coyotito. Coyotito gets stung by a scorpion. Juana sucks the poison out of coyotito. They go to doctor and ask for help. The doctor declines them because they have no money. They pray for something good to happen. Kino goes pearl diving and finds the “pearl of the world". They tell people what they are going to do with it. The doctor hears about the pearl. He offers to look at coyotito. The doctor poisons coyotito. He tells Kino and Juana he can heal coyotito. He gives coyotito the antidote to the poison. He ask when they are going to pay. Then the doctor plans to steal the pearl from them. Kino removes it and hides it some where else. Then Kino kills someone because they tried to steal the pearl. The doctor hears about the pearl. He offers to look at coyotito. The doctor poisons coyotito. He tells Kino and Juana he can heal coyotito. He gives coyotito the antidote to the poison. He ask when they are going to pay. Then the doctor plans to steal the

• Juana. ornia with his wife Juana and infant son Coyotito. 6. Kino removes it and hides it some where else. Moral • Greed can make you do crazy things. He was a simple man that turned greedy when he found the pearl .  3.Coyotito is shot and died.A Mexican coastal village called La Paz. 10.Family can’t afford for the treatment. 5. the son of Kino and Juana. 1. The Priest – The greedy priest The Dealers – The pearl buyers The Trackers – (A Group of men trying to steal from Kino. Kino realizing the wealth is evil they then throw it back into the ocean.Juana tries to get rid of the pearl but Kino stop her and beat her.The village argues and talk about Kino's pearl.They tried to avoid people and hides in the mountain. 4. 5.Kino and his family escape the town. Main Characters • Kino. • Baby Coyotito.Kino and his family is living the life. • Be careful of what you wish for. • Don’t let money and wealth change who you are. 8. Juan Tomas – Kino’s Brother Apolonia – Juan Tomas’s Wife The Doctor – The greedy doctor 11.Kino and Juana went back to the village.      Setting . 4. Then Kino kills someone because they tried to steal the pearl. . 9. 6. 7.  and they found the pearl of the world it turn around. probably on the Baja Peninsula   9. Because Kino killed a man.)   example: Kino was living a nice peaceful life in poverty but still is happy.Kino then went of a pearl dive and found a huge pearl from a oyster with a ghostly gleam.Baby Coyotito was stung by a scorpion 3.pearl from them. 2. She went to her native ways when coyotito got bitten by the scorpion . Kino – The protagonist Juana – Kino’s wife Coyotito – Kino and Juana’s baby child 10.

 as “Mice of men” John Steinbeck write with pencils instead of pens and he used up about 60 pencil per day.” • This suggests that history is repeating itself. .• It can be symbolic.  due to complaints about his visits to Soviet Russia. turning itsperiscope head from side to side.  teinbeck write with pencils instead of pens and he used up about 60 pencil per day. a metaphor for something. • It can create atmosphere and a certain tone. • It represents the whole aspect of the novel: the best laid plans of mice and men often go wrong. They all come along the same path with their hopes. dreams and aspirations. “another little watersnake swam up the pool.  51. • Steinbeck uses this as a metaphor for the ranch workers. beginning to break apart from peaceful to chaos and fear.• It can help reinforce some key messages that the author is wanting to get across to the reader.  3.

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