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1 Foreshadowing the Fate of Coyotito The Pearl Pranay Mittal and James Dong

2 Question What are two examples of foreshadowing of Coyotito’s death in Chapter 6?

3 Example 1: Coyotito’s Name The name Coyotito literally means “little coyote” in Spanish.

4 Importance Watcherrepresents a hunter Coyotito represents a baby coyote

5 Textual Evidence 1 “And then from above came a little murmuring cry. The watcher turned his head to listen and then he stood up, and one of the sleepers stirred on the ground and awakened and asked quietly, ‘What is it?’ ‘I don’t know,’ said the watcher. ‘It sounded like a cry, almost like a human – like a baby.’” (Steinbeck 86)

6 Example 2: Coyotito Crying Kino places a large emphasis on Coyotito’s silence.

7 Importance The reader can then predict that Coyotito will indeed cry.

8 Textual Evidence 2 “‘I am afraid only that the baby may cry. You must see that he does not cry.’ ‘He will not cry,’ she said, and she raised the baby’s face to her own and looked into his eyes and he stared solemnly back at her. ‘He knows,’ said Juana.” (Steinbeck 81)

9 Textual Evidence 3 “He heard a murmur behind him. Juana was whispering, ‘Coyotito.’ She was begging him to be quiet. Kino heard the baby whimper, and he knew from the muffled sounds that Juana had covered his head with her shawl.” (Steinbeck 82)

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