Cannery Row

main character

Who is the main character in the book? Doc, Mack, or Cannery Row itself? Support your answer with references to the opening, closing, structure of the book, etc

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Many people find Mack to be the protagonist. He is the character that really moves the plot forward. The intelligent and scrappy leader of a group of bums, referred to as "the boys", Mack is a pillar of Cannery Row. He is philosophically-minded, but leads a life of rough-and-tumble ease. He spearheads the effort to throw a party for Doc, which reveals his flaws -his lack of foresight and ability to atone for wrongs, among others -and his positive characteristics -his love for Doc and his good heart.