the pearl
by john steinback


The novella The Pearl is a story about greed , corruption, and good against evil.
The story starts out with a poor indian pearl diver named Kino, who lives on the Baja penninsula
. He lives with his wife Jauna and there son Coyotito. they live a simple life until coyotito is stung by
a scorpion. Kino takes the baby to the rich doctor who will not treat him because they are
poor. So Kino gets into his boat to find a pearl. He finds a pearl "the size of a seagull egg"
, and they think there trouble is over.


conclusion:
Kino and Jauna ultimatly have to go to the capital to trade their pearl in. Some trackers follow
them to get the pearl. What insues is a chase through the mountains ending up with the death
of Coyotito. Finally , they come back home and destroy the pearl forever.

thoughts:
this book has a good message about greed and humans. It tells us it is human nature to want
what someone else has.


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