Study Guide

Tortilla Flat Characters

By John Steinbeck

Danny

Like James Dean, Danny doesn't conform to his family's standards, and after a while, the whole...

Pilon

Every hero needs a sidekick, even if said hero's super power is consuming copious amounts of...

Jesus Maria Corcoran

There's a difference between being a good friend and being a good person, right? While Danny's...

The Pirate

Okay, this guy is nuts.No, really. The Pirate is a big guy, but he's understaffed in the mental...

Big Joe Portagee

What'll we do with Big Joe? Out of all the members of the gang, Big Joe Portagee is the one who...

Pablo Sanchez

To tell the truth, it's kind of hard to come up with too much to say about Pablo. Whereas the...

Paisanos

Tortilla Flat is a portrait not only of Danny and his friends, but also of a community. It's all...