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Steinbeck's "dark watchers"Why are Pepe's pursuers never identified or developed as...

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 30, 2009 at 1:37 AM via web

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Steinbeck's "dark watchers"

Why are Pepe's pursuers never identified or developed as characters in the story?

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copelmat | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted April 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM (Answer #2)

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Their identity isn't really important. Those pursuing Pepe are really nothing more than a necessary plot element to drive the real conflict of the story--Pepe's flight, his internal conflict, and his regression from man to animal.

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