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Canery Row From the movie Canery Row by John Steinbeck we are introduced to a little town in California full of different characters such as Doc and the Seer In the beginning and throughout most of the movie there is very little reference that these two characters have anything in common However at the end of the movie we have a different grasp on the two characters and their relationship to each other Throughout the whole movie Doc is portrayed as a man who is always helping people no matter who they are or what they have gotten themselves into He is trying to further his career as a marine biologist by running experiments all of the time He usually stays out of other peoples business however the rest of the people in the town are always prying into his personal life During the movie we can tell that there is not something right with Doc he always seems to have something really bothering him this is where Seer becomes a factor in the movie The Seer is an old man who lives on the beach and does nothing all day He is taken care of by Doc but does not know it He thinks he gets food from the people above and is very grateful for it Doc sometimes goes to visit with the Seer for a friendly conversation When a girl finally pries into the past of Doc the two characters become linked The Doc and the Seer used to play professional baseball and the Doc had been at one time a great pitcher Then during one game he threw a wild pitch and hit the Seer right in the head and it nearly killed him Now the Seer lives in Canery Row where Doc takes care of him In a way we could say that these two characters have been disenfranchised meaning the act of withdrawing certification When the Seer
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