Scattered around the walls are reproductions of great works of art, " Dora is debatably the most successful character in the book. Some privately owned fishing companies still exist on Cannery Row, housed on piers located a short distance from the historic district frequented by tourists.
Across from the laboratory still exists a Chinese-American-owned store mentioned in both Cannery Row and Sweet Thursdayas well as a vacant lot that was the "home" of some of the homeless characters in the novel. Cannery Row itself is now a tourist attraction with many restaurants and hotelsseveral of which are located in former cannery buildings, and a few historic attractions.
Ted McKay aerial photo c. Ricketts was a noted marine biologist and the one who got Steinbeck interested in the subject. To save face, Lee asks Mack for five dollars a week in rent all the while knowing he will never see a dime of it. Locations[ edit ] Cannery Row is the living backdrop for the book.
Steinbeck twisted its name to honor his native state of California and it became "The Bear Flag Restaurant. Named after the state flag of Texas. Dora Flood[ edit ] Owner and operator of the Bear Flag Restaurant, Dora possesses a keen business mind as well as a strong spirit.
Anything left in the glasses Eddie poured into the funnel before he washed the glasses 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 described as, "A decent, clean, honest, old-fashioned sporting house where a man can take a glass of beer among friends Also unmentioned is the American Can Co.
Steinbeck revisited these characters and this milieu nine years later in his novel Sweet Thursday. His mind had no horizon," Steinbeck wrote. The resulting punch he took back to the Palace was always interesting and sometimes surprising. Not that Lee Chong was avaricious. Mack convinces Lee Chong that letting him and boys move in will keep it safe from vandals and arsonists an implicit threat.
The Bear Flag is respected if not liked by the residents of Cannery Row because many of them depend on it. A historical marker is located on the site of the former mansion. 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.
Most of these creatures are preserved in some way and are sent all over the country to universities, laboratories, and museums. John describes this neighborhood in detail in his opening chapters and many of its sites remain in existence today.
Known as "Casa Los Olos" or the Murray Hacienda, the mansion was demolished in the s to make way for the expansion of more canneries. Steinbeck describes the Flophouse as the fishmeal and equipment storage shed on Wave Street, next to "The Ferguson House"--with the three shacks behind it that are now being preserved by the City of Monterey at Bruce Ariss Way.
He walks quietly through the town, usually while the narrator is himself on the way down to the ocean. Lee figures that if Mack and the boys ever had any money they would spend it at his place and would have very little reason to steal from him, as he had the right to evict them at any time.
Hazel[ edit ] Hazel is a dim but good, strong and loyal young man living with Mack and the boys in the Palace Flophouse. This is another example of the fun John had with re-naming and often relocating real places used in his "fiction. Rickettswho was the inspiration for several characters in Steinbeck novels.
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 tonksrestaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses.
Mack hits on the idea that they should throw a thank-you party, and the entire community quickly becomes involved.
These constitute subplots that unfold concurrently with the main plot.Chapter Summary for John Steinbeck's Cannery Row, chapter 15 summary.
Find a summary of this and each chapter of Cannery Row! “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.” — John Steinbeck, Cannery Row.
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 with sardine canneries that. Cannery Row Homework Help Questions.
What is the main idea of Cannery Row by John Steinbeck? Many critics argue that John Steinbeck was trying to create a kind of social utopia through his. Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California. It is the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories.
The last cannery closed in The street name, formerly a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, became official in January to honor John Steinbeck and his well-known novel Cannery Row.
Named in honor of the legendary John Steinbeck novel about Monterey's once-bustling sardine industry, Cannery Row offers more than 25 restaurants, numerous shops, and luxury hotels that line its colorful, historic oceanside streets.Download