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  • John Steinbeck's Cannery Row - Living Heaven on Earth Essay

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    Cannery Row: Living Heaven on Earth   Cannery Row (1945), a novel written by John Steinbeck, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, is a book without much of a plot. Instead, it's a novel where setting, atmosphere and most importantly character, take precedence. Steinbeck creates a colorful array of characters struggling to understand their own unique places in the world.   The story is set in the early 20th century, immediately following the Depression and World War II. The characters

  • Essay on Cannery Row

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    John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row” shows how people living there dealt with the hardships brought by the Great Depression. Steinbeck set his novel in the 1930’s in Cannery Row, California. The canneries are an integral part of the fish industry and Steinbeck makes the ailing American economy a critical part of everyone’s lives in his novel. He show how different characters, with different points of view with the exact same situation. A cannery is the place where food gets canned to be later sent

  • Cannery Row Analysis

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    The contentment of Cannery Row What is the meaning of life? This has been a topic that has been greatly debated and discussed for as long as anyone can remember. Many people believe that happiness is the key to life and living a good life. Although achieving happiness can be difficult and it is another topic that no one really has a clear definition of and no one knows how to truly acquire it and can actually differ from person to person. John Steinbeck actually asks a question about happiness

  • Government In Cannery Row

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    sometimes the government takes over our lives to help us. Not like a National Socialistic take over of our lives, but a socialistic. However, there are also many different types of ideologies that the government controls its people. The people of Cannery Row have created a socialist atmosphere to replace the government that has failed them. Socialism in America began in Chicago IL, June 15-21, 1897. This ideology was founded at a joint convention of the new combined American Railway Union. This was

  • Duality In Cannery Row

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    Cannery Row: A Literary Excavation on Duality Cannery Row is a town located in Monterey, California. Despite being small, dirty and crowded, it is a well functioned town and is home to people from different walks of life. In the novel’s prologue, John Steinbeck wrote the following: “Its inhabitants are, as one man once said, ‘whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches’ by which he meant Everybody” and “[have] the man looked through another peephole he might have said: ‘Saints and angels and martyrs

  • Theme Of Cannery Row

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    almost rock bottom to banks filing for bankruptcy, the Great Depression was a time of economic hardship for many people. Steinbeck’s Cannery Row depicts a small community of misfits isolated from most of society. The novel follows the stories of these characters, interrupting itself occasionally with a snippet of another tale from within the community. Cannery Row explores the theme of yin-yang within a community. Henri, a painter, wants to maintain the image of a painter instead of actually painting

  • Cannery Row Essay

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    The minor characters in John Steinbeck’s novel Cannery Row are a contradiction within themselves. Steinbeck shows two conflicting sides to each character; for example, Mack is smart and lazy and some of his colleagues are both good and bad. Doc is a father figure with some bad habits. Dora Flood is a kind-hearted saint who happens to run a brothel. Lee Chong is a shrewd businessman who likes to take advantage of others. Henri is an artist with a French background even though he isn’t from France

  • Theme Of Irony In Cannery Row

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    December 12, 2017 The Irony of Cannery Row The book Cannery Row by John Steinbeck provides several examples of irony, which shed light on life during this time in history and demonstrates the humanity of people that are traditionally looked down on and seen as less fortunate. The story of Cannery Row takes place shortly following the Great Depression when despite many areas were seeing relief through increased job opportunities, there were still many areas like Cannery Row where people were focused on

  • Cannery Row Conflict Analysis

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    Conflict in Cannery Row John Steinbeck's novel, Cannery Row, takes place in Monterey, California, in the 1930's. The novel focuses on the lives of six friends, Mack, Eddie, Hazel Hughie, Jones and Doc, and how their lives are intertwined. Their friend Doc is always doing nice things for people of Cannery Row. Mack and his friends want to do something nice in return, so the boys plan a party for their mentor and friend, Doc, to show their appreciation for everything he has done to help

  • Character Analysis Of Cannery Row

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    Cannery Row is a town located in Monterey, California. Despite being small, dirty and crowded, it is a well functioned town and is home to people from different walks of life. In the novel’s prologue, John Steinbeck wrote the following: “Its inhabitants are, as one man once said, ‘whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches’ by which he meant Everybody” and “[have] the man looked through another peephole he might have said: ‘Saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,’ and he would have meant the

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