In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that is just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row, the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Fauna, new headmistress of the local.
The novel, Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck, characters live on Cannery Row during the Great Depression in Monterey, California. These extraordinary characters face the difficulties of the Great Depression. In Cannery Row, Steinbeck symbolizes the suffering and economic crash of the Great Depression through characters living conditions, suicides and a party.