First, John Steinbeck defines unity. Steinbeck tells that kindness and love are an important aspect of unity. In his novel, Cannery Row, the character Mack and his “gang” constantly talk about doing something nice for another character, Doc (Steinbeck). Doc is a beloved and adored member of the community of Cannery Row. Steinbeck writes: Doc would listen to any kind of nonsense and change it for you to a kind of wisdom. His mind had no horizon—and his sympathy had no warp. He could talk to children, telling them very profound things so that they understood. He lived in a world of wonders, of excitement. He was concupiscent as a rabbit and gentle as hell. Everyone who knew him was indebted to him. (Steinbeck 26)Doc was a kind-hearted, well-liked man. All of Cannery Row respected Doc and were grateful to him. Steinbeck tells, “And everyone who thought of him [Doc] thought next,...
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