created by Natalie Jones
In this novella by John Steinbeck, he accurately portrays the devastating results of greediness. The setting takes place in Mexico where Kino, his wife Juana, and their son Coyotito live. Coyotito is bitted by a scorpion, but when the desperate family seek medical attention, they are rejected by the doctor because of their ethnicity. Kino and Juana become lucky when they find "the pearl of world". Unfortunately Kino is consumed by the power of the pearl. After murdering a person who supposedly tried to steel the pearl, Kino and the family flee from their village. John Steinbeck teaches a convincing lesson about the consequence of greed.