The Pearl - a brief review.

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Heather Nielsen

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  1. The title of the book we read was The Pearl.
  2. The Pearl was written by John Steinbeck.
  3. John Steinbeck wrote The Pearl in 1947
  4.   Kino is one of the major characters in the story. He is a young Mexican man and fisherman with black hair, tan skin, and a mustache that is thin and coarse. His personality is satisfied with what he has until he finds a pearl that makes him greedy and selfish. His character is very dynamic. The main object in the story that motivates Kino is the pearl. It causes him to act differently than the way he usually acts.

  Juana is another main character in the story. She is kinos faithful wife. She has dark eyes and follows Kino in his decisions. Her personality is very mellow but she can see the evil of the pearl. Unlike Kino, who is blind to see the bad about the pearl, Juana can see and is always looking for ways to get rid of the pearl. Unfortunately Kino does not see things the way Juana does so when Juana tries to get rid of the pearl she gets hit.

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  Coyotito is a main character. He is Kino and Juana’s first-born son who is stung by the scorpion and started the whole madness of the pearl. He is a baby and is not much of an inconvenience. He obeys his parents very well, when he cries, Juana gives him food and he is quite. Over all Coyotito is a character who is quite except when he cries and obedient.

5.          The doctor is a minor character in the story. He is a very self-imposed man. The only reason he will not help Kino and his family is because Kino ...

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