“Got no teeth he’s all stiff, he ain’t no good for you Candy” Before winning the fight and quickly says to the dog “come, on, boy.” This tells us by Carlson saying “Got no teeth he’s all stiff” tells us that Carlson thinks that if something is old and can’t take care of it’s self it should be killed. How Candy is fighting back tells us that he knows that if the dog goes, he’ll go next because he's also becoming old and this presents on how society treats people badly because of their age. In Crooks’s little shed Curly’s wife gets mad at him for telling her to leave. “Crooks seemed to grow smaller and he pressed himself against the wall. “Yes ma’am” “Well, you keep your place when nigger.
Once a person has reached their purpose in life they are useless; they have no reason to continue. This is in complete relation to Candy as after his dog is killed he contemplates that if he gets fired from his job, his one purpose, the same thing that happened to his dog should happen to him, death. As it is stated, “You see 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”(Steinbeck 60).
Candy’s dog who was once an spectacular sheep herder but is now toothless, horrible smelling and brittle from age supports Candy’s fears. Candy’s past accomplishments and current emotional involvement to his dog matter very little as Carlson makes clear when he strongly insisted Candy let him put the dog out of its misery. In such a society Candy’s dog represents an unpalatable reminder of the fate that awaits anyone who outlives their usefulness. For a short time, his dream of living out his days with George and Lennie on the farm they dream of buying distracts Candy from his grim reality. He considers the couple acres of land they explain was worthy of his hard earned life long savings, which bespeaks his desperate need to believe there is a kinder world than the one in which he lives.
George proceeded to tell Lennie “An’ she stopped givem ‘em to ya. You always killed ‘em.” (9) This, alongside with Curley’s wife’s murder, proves Lennie’s uncontrolled strength. The poor woman’s death is what starts the manhunt after Lennie, and after so many wrongdoings on his part, Lennie is shot by George, just like Candy’s dog was shot by Carlson. Lennie, much like Candy’s dog, is decided by George that he is better off dead, as he has no chance of surviving in the society his in, especially with the pugnacious Curley, the ranch owner’s son, after
Friendship and misery take part as Candy 's dog follows Candy around but suffers all around, “his ancient dog lifted his head … peered … and then painfully got his feet” (28). Candy 's dog symbolizes the misery of life, and its nature brings from the pleasure of the early days to the desolation of the last remaining days. Misery is seen through Candy’s dog as everyone suffers, from Candy’s broken hand, to Curley’s wife isolation from the men
They have limitations towards what concerns about their dream, having their very own ranch; which tragic and sad is how the writer of this so called novella portrays this final chapter using the dream so Lennie could have a happy defeat. Furthermore George accomplishes this hard task leading Lennie to a happy ending as he dies, which is a horrible, but noble thing to do in this tragedy and he knows it, but in his limited world it was the only thing he could do for his friend, kill him on a merciful way. "look acrost the river you can almost see." And as Lennie says, "Let's get that place now," George thinks that if he is able to reproduce a delighted and overjoyed final for his friend will make it some how okay, maybe is his guilt what makes him have this belief or maybe his noble aims; but he knows that this is an awful but correct thing to do to generate a greater good in this twisted world in which they live that can be well compared to reality. Their american dream stays as that just a dream, since the limitation of their a complex world make it to hard to be able to fulfil this goal.
because they are crazy, or because they want to upset the owner. I cannot think of anyone who hates Wellington and anyone who is crazy enough to kill a dog. I know that most murderers know their victim and that the only person who would want to upset Mrs. Shears is Mr. Shears since Mr. Shears left about two years ago and never came back. I remember when Mother died, Mrs. Shears would come over and cook for us because she felt lonely. I dont know why Mr. Shears left Mrs. Shears but if Mr. Shears didn’t want to live in the same house as Mrs. Shears anymore im guessing he probably hates her which means he might have decided to kill Wellington to make her sad to get back at her.
First, the minor characters are used to foreshadow the events of the story. Candy’s dog is old, stinks and is “all stiff with rheumatism”; basically he is portrayed as a weak, powerless character. When Carlson offers to shoot the dog, he says “this ol’ dog jus’ suffers hisself all the time...you ain’t bein kind to him keepin’ him alive.” He perceives himself as killing the dog to end its suffering. Candy’s dog’s death makes the readers anticipate for future mercy killings of disempowered characters, which is Lennie’s death in this case. The deliberate use of foreshadowing can be further proved by the striking similarities between the two deaths.
Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals. Later Jack finally kills the pig and to support the fact that Jack did not have the heart to kill the pig. As well as the twitch his dream of, “memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink” (Golding 70) To show how much it was bothering him. Jack,one of the most evil in the book and could be said to have the the leader role in the madness. The quote shows his innocence that completely contrast Jacks personality later in “The Lord of the
In the back of Candy’s mind, he knew it was the right thing to do and with all of the pressure the decision became clear. Candy did not want to talk to any of the other men in the bunkhouse after he agreed to let Carlson shoot his dog, so he went straight to bed. Candy had instant regret that he let Carlson kill his dog, not because he was shot but because he did not do it himself. Part of companionship is being there for your partner until the
Carlson nag at him about how the old dog had no teeth and rheumatism. All Candy could say was I had him scene a puppy guess I have never noticed how much he had smelled. Carlson kept bugging Candy till he gave in about Carlson going to shot his dog. Then Carlson took the old dog and shot him. I think it should have been Candy’s choose not Carlson’s.
“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people”-Howard Zinn, if a person is innocent, there is no reason for them to die. However, if the person does something really bad, or attacks you, you have every right to kill them. Therefore, in the book, Lennie kills Curley’s wife, so George kills Lennie. (John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men) George should not be punished for killing Lennie. George realized Lennie would never get better and the dream would never come true.
Lennie is unable to remember any survival instincts, seen when George tells him he will get sick like he was last night. Even with a fresh memory, Lennie couldn’t remember to not drink clean running water. If George were to run away with Lennie in order for a higher survival chance, there would be a warrant or bounty out for the arrest or death. Once they are caught, they are both in jeopardy of death by the government and would result in two deaths instead of one, when only one really deserved it. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, George was justified in killing Lennie because of his mental illness.
The story takes place when the great depression was happening and life was difficult at that time, but both George and Lennie found a way to work together and help each other out. Lennie has made some poor decisions throughout this story which leads to his death by the hands his own best friend, George. Throughout the story these two farmers realize that events in life can conspire against the realization of one’s dreams George killed Lennie, because he felt as if it was his job to kill his best friend rather than watching him suffer. George was right to kill
Then he rolled slowly over and faced the w all and lay in silent.” (Steinbeck 49). It is very sad that Candy is the only one affected by this. But later on he realizes that it was the right thing to do, and killing the dog was a good idea. Finally, one last reason it would be okay to kill someone or something, is if it for someone 's own safety. In Of Mice and Men George knows that he is not safe with Lennie.