Citizens of Cannery Row ultimately put their self-interest aside and unite to bring Doc and Suzy together, demonstrating their respect for friendship and admiration of Doc as they sincerely desire to help him achieve lasting happiness.
Key Terms and Concepts, context, overview, sweet Thursday (1954 the sequel to John Steinbeck's popular.I actually found Sweet Thursday, named for the day in which Mack hopes his dreams for Doc comes true, to be better than Cannery Row.Normally I am apprehensive to read sequels because I am already familiar with the characters and I feel that their story has for the most part already been told.Fauna, madam of the Bear Flag brothel, tries to make a match between Doc and her employee, Suzy, a spirited prostitute with honest and respectable intentions. .The citizens of Cannery Row reach out to their revered neighbor and try to lift his spirits with booze and prostitutes. .Monterey and the entire state of California is still a sleepy place to call home, although not as behind the times as it was during the interwar years.It is in this regard that I have read Capote, Hemingway, and Steinbeck during this calendar year.In the first book Steinbeck takes his time introducing his readers to the time, place, and characters.I would have liked to see the Monterey Bay Aquarium actually open during the course of this book, but that is best left for one's imagination, besides which it may not have existed during the course of Steinbeck's life.The novel is pervaded by a sense of nostalgia as Doc returns to the wrecked Western Biological Laboratories after serving several years in the military. .Embed (for m hosted blogs and archive.
Even with his storytelling ability, the flow to the novel felt choppy.Yet, Mack is determined and Steinbeck takes this crazy idea of Mack's and develops over the course of the novel.He came home a depressed, changed man, and it became the duty of Mack and his group of vagrant boys from the Flophouse to get the beloved Doc out of his funk.Yet, Suzy is no hooker and in her Steinbeck develops a character who is ahead of her time in that she desires independence and is hardened to the point of not needing a man to help her get ahead in life.Org item description tags) archiveorg SweetThursdayJohnSteinbeck width560 height384 frameborder0 webkitallowfullscreentrue mozallowfullscreentrue.Cannery Row, the novel's action takes place near the now-defunct fish packing canneries that previously supported the local economy.Cannery Row (1945 ), is set in post WW II in Monterey, California. .Advanced embedding details, examples, and help!
Sweet Thursday reintroduces, cannery Row's comedic regulars such as Doc, Mac, and Hazel, and includes a few new additions, such as Joseph and Mary Rivas, new proprietor of Lee Chong's grocery, and Fauna, new madam of the Bear Flag Brothel. .
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