Summary… The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, evil transforms certain humble citizens into envious savages. Evil was exhibited by the doctor who refused to treat Coyotito because his parents had no money. Coyotito was healed when the doctor finally came to their straw hut.
One morning, calamity strikes when a scorpion stings Coyotito. Hoping to protect their son, Kino and Juana rush him to the doctor in town. Later that same morning, Kino and Juana take their family canoe, an heirloom, out to the estuary to go diving for pearls.
Kino lets out a triumphant yell at his good fortune, prompting the surrounding boats to circle in and examine the treasure. Kino names a list of things that he will secure for his family with his newfound wealth, including a church wedding and an education for his son.
Toward evening, the local priest visits Kino to bless him in his good fortune and to remind him of his place within the church. Shortly thereafter, the doctor arrives, explaining that he was out in the morning but has come now to cure Coyotito.
He administers a powdered capsule and promises to return in an hour. In the intervening period, Coyotito grows violently ill, and Kino decides to bury the pearl under the floor in a corner of the brush house.
The doctor returns and feeds Coyotito a potion to quiet his spasms. When the doctor inquires about payment, Kino explains that soon he will sell his large pearl and inadvertently glances toward the corner where he has hidden the pearl.
This mention of the pearl greatly intrigues the doctor, and Kino is left with an uneasy feeling. Before going to bed, Kino reburies the pearl under his sleeping mat.
That night, he is roused by an intruder digging around in the corner. Terribly upset by this turn of events, Juana proposes that they abandon the pearl, which she considers an agent of evil.
The next morning, Kino and Juana make their way to town to sell the pearl. Indeed, all of the dealers conspire to bid low on the pearl. Kino indignantly refuses to accept their offers, resolving instead to take his pearl to the capital. Kino silences her, explaining that he is a man and will take care of things.
In the middle of the night, Juana steals away with the pearl. Kino wakes as she leaves and pursues her, apprehending her just as she is poised to throw the pearl into the sea.
He tackles her, takes the pearl back, and beats her violently, leaving her in a crumpled heap on the beach. As he returns to the brush house, a group of hostile men confronts him and tries to take the pearl from him.
He fights the men off, killing one and causing the rest to flee, but drops the pearl in the process.
As Juana ascends from the shore to the brush house, she finds the pearl lying in the path. Just beyond, she sees Kino on the ground, next to the dead man. He bemoans the loss of the pearl, which she presents to him. Though Kino explains that he had no intention to kill, Juana insists that he will be labeled a murderer.
They resolve to flee at once. Kino rushes back to the shore to prepare the canoe, while Juana returns home to gather Coyotito and their belongings.
Kino arrives at the shore and finds his canoe destroyed by vandals. When he climbs the hill, he sees a fire blazing, and realizes that his house has burned down. At nightfall, Kino, Juana, and Coyotito set out for the capital.
Skirting the town, they travel north until sunrise and then take covert shelter by the roadside.The pearl is a book written by John attheheels.com tells the story of Kino, a poor Indian fisherman.
Kino, his wife Juana, and his son Coyotito live in a small hut made of brush in a . The Pearl by John Steinbeck "In the town they tell the story of the great pearl - how it was found and how it was lost again. They tell of Kino, the fisherman, and of his wife, Juana, and of the baby, Coyotito.
The Pearl [John Steinbeck] out of 5 stars The Pearl Review. January 22, Format: There is an extensive introduction to the book itself in which the main points of the plot of The Pearl, as well as its conclusion, /5(). The Pearl is a novella by American author John Steinbeck, first published in It is the story of Kino, a poor pearl diver, who discovers an enormous and valuable pearl.
The novella explores man's nature as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and evil.
A short summary of John Steinbeck's The Pearl. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of The Pearl. The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, evil transforms certain humble citizens into envious savages. Evil was exhibited by the doctor who refused to treat Coyotito because his parents had no money.
When the doctor heard of Kino and Juana’s fortune in finding “the pearl of the world” (), he boasted.