Character Analysis: Cannery Row

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To start out, I felt as though the community came together as a whole when the town became ill with the flu. Doc is helping the community since most of the doctors are busy. The narrator states, “It was not his fault that everyone in the Row came to him for medical advice” (p.93). Cannery Row is in need of medicine to help with the flu. Doc also helps by giving a hitchhiker a ride and leaves his lab unlocked, knowing people will stay in his lab. He is willing to help someone but when he is out of his comfort zone, you see another side of him. For example, the hitchhiker tells Doc it is not a good idea to be drinking and driving. Doc thinks it is none of the man’s business and asks him to get out of the car (p. 101). Doc did not like what the
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