Demitri hines Period 3 1/30/2018 In John Steinbeck 's classic novela of Mice and Men, we see the character Lennie smalls descending into the stereotype of being handicapped. During the time of the great depression the handicapped never reach there American dream. Steinbeck crafts Lennie a sincerely mentally handicapped man, as an archetype the mentally handicapped in our society in order to imply that the type of people are excluded from the american dream. Lennie doesn 't get to accomplish his american dream due to him being mentally handicapped, but also gets in trouble even though he doesnt mean to. Esspecally when Lennie kills curlys wife.
The characters who portray the theme of loneliness and isolation are; Lennie, because he is mentally challenged and the other characters fear his intimidating physique, but he also has George and their dream of getting their own farm to escape reality. Candy, because he is old and deemed unfit to work, he is willing to sacrifice his life’s savings just so he can be part of the dream house, and this shows the extent of his loneliness. "You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn’t no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me.
This is definitely an act of euthanasia. However it’s not exactly promoting it. It’s not saying you should kill someone just to end their suffering. Candy clearly does not agree with it at all. He is clearly hesitant about the idea until he finally gives in to Carlson who won’t stop pressuring Candy to kill his dog.
INTRODUCTION “I’d rather see myself dead then with your family.” A mean old mister named scrooge doesn't like any holiday that is joyful. Especially this one holiday that everyone loves to celebrate called christmas. “ They owe me money and i will collect it, i will have them jailed if i have too. They owe me money and i will collect what is due me. If i could work my will every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.” In a Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge showed he didn't care about anyone or anything.
Throughout the novel, Pap abused the beloved Huck, so readers learned to despise him. So, when pap ranted about how he would “never vote again” (36) when he saw an African American man vote, readers are given the choice to be like pap or change their racist views. Twain uses the likeability of Huck and the hatred of Pap to change racist views. Mark Twain also used the king, another dislikeable character, to change racist attitudes. After the scam with the Wilks family money, the king and the duke went to a different town to get money.
Carlson wanted Candy’s dog to be put down because of the stench and how the dog was in no position to be any use. “The way I’d shoot him, he wouldn’t feel nothing. I’d put the gun right there.” He pointed with his toe. “Right back of the head. He wouldn’t even quiver” Carlson stated (Chapter 3 pg.
His age is a social barrier that keeps him isolated. Another reason he is alone is because of his dog, “Why’n’t you get Candy to shoot his old dog and give him one of the pups to raise up? I can smell that dog a mile away. Got no teeth, damn near blind, can’t eat. Candy feeds him milk.
And then we have Candy. Candy is a old man, who has a old dog. Candys work mates convinced him that the dog should be shot. When the dog is shot Candy is lonely, and therefore wants to be a part of Lennie and Georges plans of owning there own
In Of Mice and Men, Lennie portrays an exception to the rule of institutionalization for the mentally disabled people. His freedom until the end of the story shows an attempt by himself and George to integrate with the world of the early 1900’s. But society’s inability to accept him, as illustrated by George’s fear that Lennie will be murdered for his accidental crime, demonstrates as refusal of this world to adapt itself to people of varying nature
Carlson had initiated a conversation on Candy 's dog reeking in the ranch house and a final decision was made to shoot the dog and put its misery to an end. Candy 's ego is pragmatic which led him to let the guys shoot his dog but it was clear of the pain he was going through with the loss he had occurred. Candy had depended on his dog for friendship since he was a young boy and throughout time, he had not realized that he depended on the dog for his own sense of security. Unable to handle the absence of his best friend, Candy moved to George and Lennie for companionship, " 'Tell you what...S 'pose I went in with you guys. Tha 's three hundred an ' fifty bucks I 'd put in.