For this book report, I have chosen to read the book, “The Pearl”. The book “The Pearl” has a very strong moral and plot. The book is classified under the genres “Fiction”, and “novella”. The book “The Pearl” has a total of 90 pages. John Steinbeck is the author of this book.
The main character in this story is “Kino”. Kino is a poor gentlemen in a relationship with “Juana”. Kino and Juana live on a beach in a bush house. There are many other poor families living in bush houses on the beach as well as Kino and Juana. Kino and Juana also have a son named “Coyotito”. Coyotito is a baby about 2 years old. In Kino’s life, he is hearing music in his head. He hears the music of family, evil, and peace. Everything that goes on in his life usually makes a tune in his head.
In the beginning of the chapter, Kino wakes up in the middle of the night and starts to hear the music of evil in his head, Juana soon wakes up and starts to check on Coyotito. While checking on Coyotito, they soon see a scorpion moving closer to Coyotito. Kino and Juana were slowly breathing so the scorpion would not be scared and bite Coyotito. But after the moment of silence, Kino decides to attack the scorpion before it can sting his son, but while trying to attack the scorpion, Coyotito soon gets stung in the shoulder.
Soon the news has gone around the bush houses and everyone around has been told of the horrible news. Kino knew there was a doctor in the small town a little ways from them. The town’s people have also heard of the news and the people were on the streets waiting to see them arrive at the doctor’s house. Kino hadn’t wasted any time and he and Juana carried Coyotito into the city to the doctor’s house. While arriving at the doctor’s house, the people from the bush houses and the town were with them waiting to hear the news. When Kino arrived at the gate, the doctor’s servant went to the gate where Kino and Juana were standing and asked Kino what the problem was. Kino told the servant and the servant went back inside to inform the doctor. The doctor was very discriminative to the poor people because they were black. The doctor told the servant to lie to Kino and say he was busy with an elder. When the servant came outside and announced that the doctor was busy, everyone was disappointed and everyone started to go and do their own things again.
Kino was very upset and Kino also knew that the doctor just didn’t want to see them. But when Kino and Juana came back, the neighbors were around their bush hut to see what has happened to Coyotito since. Luckily, when Coyotito was stung, Juana sucked out most of the poison. But, Coyotito was still very swollen on the shoulder and they still didn’t know if he was going to be alright.
After a while, Coyotito had mostly healed and Kino needed some more money so he and Juana and decided to go on his special canoe and go hunt for pearls. His boat was special because it was well taken care of and had lots...