Navigator Heritage Series: Pearl Novel Study Guide 1 Year License
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
Kino lives with his wife, Juana, and his son, Coyotito in a small fishing village. One day Kino finds a rare and valuable pearl; he begins to scheme for a better life for himself and his family. Instead, the pearl brings envy and greed to the town, which not only upsets his dreams, but also threatens to destroy Kino's way of life. Steinbeck provides readers with an opportunity to identify and dissect the role that illiteracy plays through Kino’s misfortunes throughout the story.