60 pages 2 hours read

John Steinbeck

Cannery Row

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1945

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Essay Topics


What is the function of community in the novel? Pick three instances in which community is central and explore why.


How does the novel question the nature of success? Cite passages that reveal what the main characters consider success.


How does Cannery Row provide a sense of place? How does this contribute to the novel’s interest? Cite the text in your response.