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Books/Novels

The Pearl

By John Steinbeck

Main Characters, Kino, Juana, Coyotito

Storyline, Coyotito is sick, Doctor refuses to cure him, Kino (father) finds priceless pearl, It causes greed & stirs up trouble, Kino tries to run away with the pearl, Coyotito dies in the process, The pearl goes back to the sea where it belongs

Links, http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/pearl/, http://www.bookrags.com/notes/pea/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pearl_(novel)

Setting, Timeless..., Small village on the coast of California

A Separate Peace

By John Knowles

Main Characters, Phineas (Finny), Gene, Leper, Brinker

Setting, Devon, 1942-43, World War II

Storyline, Gene and Finny are best friends, After a long & happy time Finny falls off a tree, Gene is in a constant debate with himself as to whether he pushed Finny or not, Gene had always been slightly jealous of Finny's outgoing personality, Many themes are intertwined in this masterpiece, as well as underlying symbolism, Finny ends up dying and Gene learns the painful truth about friendship

Links, http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/separate/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Separate_Peace, http://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/peace.html, http://www.gradesaver.com/classicnotes/titles/separate/

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Main Characters, Romeo, Juliet, Capulets, Montagues, Benvolio, Mercutio, Tybalt, Juliet's Nurse

Setting, Verona, Italy, 1500s

Storyline, The Capulets & Montagues have been enemies for so long nobody remembers the original reason anymore, Romeo is in love with Rosaline, Friends convince him to look at other girls since Rosaline wants to stay chaste, He goes to the Capulets' party and sees Juliet, finally realizing what true love means, They court and vow to marry within a few days of meeting each other, Only Friar Lawrence, the Nurse, and the couple know of the secret marriage because the two were supposed to be enemies, Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, in defense of Mercutio, whom Tybalt killed; Romeo is then banished by the prince, Juliet's parents force her to marry Paris, Friar gives Juliet a potion to drink that will make her appear dead for a day, On her wedding day to Paris, Juliet is found dead and is "buried", Romeo is supposed to save her but doesn't receive the letter saying what he should do - he kills himself, She wakes up, finds him dead, and kills herself too; Paris dies somewhere in between, The two families realize the consequences of their foolish actions, and become better friends

Links, http://shakespeare.mit.edu/romeo_juliet/, http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/romeojuliet/, http://www.bookrags.com/notes/rj/

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