Character Development in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

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Character Development in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

Maybe it's more important to be appreciated than to be wealthy. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (1945) is one of the most unique of all of the Nobel Prize winning novels. Cannery Row is set in a very poor area of California known as Monterey. It is a small port town south of San Francisco. The time era is post Depression and World War II. The novel is about how lower class people with warm hearts have the ability to create their own heaven on earth. The novel starts out with a group of people known as Mack and the boys. None of these men have jobs, and they all live in a small shack at the end of town. Mack and the boys want to do something nice for their loving friend Doc. Doc is a simple man who lives for the simple pleasures in life. He would do anything to help out his friends, and they feel that they should return the favor. Doc owns a fish supply house in the middle of Cannery Row. He works hard each and every day to keep his supply house up and running. Doc gets his supplies from and becomes very good friends with Lee Ch...

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