Cannery Row


John Steinbeck

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Mr. Carriaga Character Analysis

An old man who comes upon a boy and his dog, both of whom are carrying internal organs. Concerned that these organs don’t look like they belong to an animal, Mr. Carriaga asks around and soon discovers that the body parts belong to a well-known humorist who died in a nearby hotel. The doctor who embalmed him, Carriaga learns, threw the unnecessary internal organs into the “gulch” behind his house.
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Mr. Carriaga Character Timeline in Cannery Row

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Chapter 12
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...and embalms dead people before they’re put into the ground. One morning, a man named Mr. Carriaga comes upon a boy and a dog. The boy is carrying “a liver” and the... (full context)