Cannery Row


John Steinbeck

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Jones Character Analysis

One of the men living with Mack and his friends in the Palace Flophouse. Like Hughie, Jones often collects frogs and cats for Doc. When the first party that Jones and his friends throw for Doc fails miserably—disgracing them in the eyes of their fellow community members—he goes with Hughie and gets a job at a cannery, but this only lasts for a short time, since he quits as soon as Mack and the others begin planning a second party for Doc.
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Jones Character Timeline in Cannery Row

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Chapter 7
Loneliness, Melancholy, and Happiness Theme Icon
When Mack, Hazel, Eddie, Hughie, and Jones first move into the Palace Flophouse, they see it as “little more than shelter from... (full context)
Chapter 23
Vice and Virtue Theme Icon
Loneliness, Melancholy, and Happiness Theme Icon
Kindness, Empathy, and Friendship Theme Icon
...aftermath of the disastrous party, Mack and “the boys” are ashamed of themselves. Hughie and Jones even start working at the Hediondo Cannery, and Hazel picks a fight and purposefully loses... (full context)
Kindness, Empathy, and Friendship Theme Icon
...and nothing Mack and “the boys” do seems to revive her. As such, Hazel and Jones go to Doc’s and ask for help. When he comes to the Palace Flophouse to... (full context)