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John Steinbeck is one of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century. His wonderful novellas Cannery Row, The Red. Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Pearl. Cannery Row is a novel by American author John Steinbeck, published in It is set during the Great Depression in Monterey, California, on a street lined. This books (Cannery Row (Penguin Classics) [PDF]) Made by John Steinbeck About Books none To Download Please Click.
The boys set off for Carmel on the back roads. When they reach a steep hill, they must drive the car in reverse to get up the slope. Near the top, a part of the carburetor breaks. Gay goes in search of a replacement, but a series of coincidences lands him in jail. The boys wait for him until evening.
They camp beside the car, and Eddie decides to check a nearby construction camp for the part they need. Analysis The author advances the plot line in Chapter The quest for frogs begins. Mack and the boys have to first get the old truck running, avoid anyone seeing its expired plates, procure fuel, and reverse the truck backward up a hill to get to Carmel before they can hunt frogs. Just as they are almost at their destination the trucks breaks down, and their best mechanic, Gay, disappears.
This comic series of obstacles and mishaps make up the beginning of the adventure of the frog expedition. The manipulative, deceptive side of Mack's character, of which readers have been warned in earlier chapters, is developed in this chapter.
Readers get a front row seat when Mack tries to manipulate Red Williams into getting some money instead of all 10 gallons of gas authorized in Doc 's note. And everyone who thought of him thought next, 'I really must do something nice for Doc. Ricketts was a noted marine biologist and the one who got Steinbeck interested in the subject.
Dora Flood[ edit ] Owner and operator of the Bear Flag Restaurant, Dora possesses a keen business mind as well as a strong spirit. Despite the fact that she runs a whorehouse , she has certain standards - selling no hard liquor, keeping an honest price on the services of the house, and allowing no vulgarity to be spoken on the premises.
Dora is also kind to those who have helped her, never turning out a girl too old or infirm to work: "Some of them don't turn three tricks a month, but they go right on eating three meals a day. When the general donation for a policeman's ball is a dollar, Dora is asked for and gives Dora runs a business that plays an important role in Cannery Row's society.
Dora is debatably the most successful character in the book. Mack[ edit ] Mack, a year-old man, described as "the elder, leader, mentor, and to a small extent exploiter of a little group of men who had in common no families, no money, and no ambitions beyond food , drink, and contentment. But where as most men in their search for contentment destroy themselves and fall wearily short of their targets, Mack and his friends approached contentment casually, quietly, and absorbed it gently.
It is said he is highly intelligent and "could be President if he wanted to be". He and his group of friends are known to all as "Mack and the boys" and spend a great deal of their time in an abandoned storage shed they christen "The Palace Flophouse and Grill".
Hazel[ edit ] Hazel is a dim but good, strong and loyal young man living with Mack and the boys in the Palace Flophouse. His name is feminine because his mother was tired when he was born the eighth child in seven years and named the baby after an aunt who was rumored to have life insurance. When she realized that Hazel was a boy she had already gotten used to the name and never changed it. Hazel "did four years of grammar school, four years of reform school, and didn't learn anything in either place.
Eddie[ edit ] Another resident of the Palace, Eddie is a part-time bartender who supplies the boys with "hooch" poured off from whatever patrons leave in their glasses at Ida's Bar.
Anything left in the glasses Eddie poured into the funnel before he washed the glasses The resulting punch he took back to the Palace was always interesting and sometimes surprising. He walks quietly through the town, usually while the narrator is himself on the way down to the ocean.
The Chinaman's association with the eternal sea reminds one that the fast-paced and hilarious adventures of the Cannery Row characters are merely ripples in the vast sweep of human experience. Locations[ edit ] Cannery Row is the living backdrop for the book.
As described in the opening paragraph: "Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks , restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses.
Its inhabitants are, as the man once said, 'whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches,' by which he meant Everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, 'Saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,' and he would have meant the same thing.
Lee Chong's store is truly a " general store " in which you could download, "clothes, food both fresh and canned , liquor , tobacco , fishing equipment, machinery, boats, cordage, caps, pork chops.