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.
1.-(A)The novel “Of Mice and Men” is a tragedy because it is about a basically good person,Lennie,who suffers a fall brought about by something in his nature therefore provoking emotions of pity and fear to the reader. Lennie is a basically good person because his actions didn’t had any cruel or evil intentions. For instance, on page 9 and 10, when Lennie and George are talking, George tells Lennie that he always kills mice and he answers “I´d pet´em,and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads a little and then he was dead—because they was so little.” He was a really innocent person, however his nature and actions got him in a lot of problems. For example, when he is petting dead mice throughout the book, touching the girl´s red dress and touching soft things in general, all these events lead to the final event which provokes emotions of pity and fear to the reader. 1.-(B) The novel “Of Mice and Men” is not a tragedy because the protagonists weren’t important people to society.
Furthermore without any control George was forced to kill Lennie. However he first tells Lennie about their dream, about tending rabbits, living off the land from the crops, and shoots him. Friendship and Loneliness is shown here where George is Lennie’s best friend, and everyone else stays away leaving Lennie alone. Other times in the novel the reader witnesses many other characters face this same factor of isolation. Some examples are,
Jus’ as soon as I can’t swamp out no bunkhouses they’ll put me on the county” (Steinbeck 60). Steinbeck used Candy’s dog to figuratively show what was in store for Candy. Throughout the book, Candy is very lonely due to his old age and physical disability. Another character who is familiar with loneliness in the book Of
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Arthur aka Boo Radley is a mockingbird because he is a kind recluded person getting harassed by everyone because he’s different but he’s really just a nice person, shy and even protected Jem and Scout from their attacker showing his courage. To begin with, Boo is nice because he gave many things to Scout and Jem through the knothole till his brother Nathan clogged it up with cement because it was “dying” as Scout and Jem thought but really isn’t much proof. “We were walking past our tree. In its knot-hole rested a ball of gray twine”(59) after a bit of talking Jem convinced Scout not to take it yet and leave it waiting to see if someone like Walter Cunningham would take it back. “We went back home.
But when the other two came to see the cheese gone they were so unaware of the cheese changing that they stopped and complained about the disappearance only looking around the area of the missing cheese since they felt entitled instead of quickly looking for more like the mice. With a great time pass the mice found a plentiful amount of cheese while the two people still back in the maze now arguing and even blaming each other as to why their cheese was gone. And this is the first thirty minutes and I can take away that if you stay stagnate or fill entitled to something you are guaranteed to go downhill. And doing the same thing repeatedly expecting different results is being insane.To the point of seeing hallucinations one human chose to finally go out and look for cheese but the other, so scared to go back in the maze was becoming paranoid and refused to go. As the human went out looking for new cheese he grew anxious but went through the unknown part of the maze.
An example of change is when Raphael said “We stuck together we stayed in the dark.” I understand from this that rat has changed into a boy with friends and who is cared for. This reveals to me that Rats change was good for him and he has found some kind of happiness. Rats change helped me understand the importance of friends and family. Raphael and Gardo approached Rat, without them approaching him he would still be without family and lonely. Rat started off as an alone unnoticed boy at a dumpsite.
Gregor was such an isolated and poor person that he cut the picture of the lady with the fur or a magazine to hang on the wall, to remind him of better things. Gregor's metamorphosis into a cockroach is strange but at the same time is reasonable, because insects as beetle, but or cockroaches are associated with old dirty houses, and trash. If Gregor would have been a cat or a dog, his parents would not considered him so disgusting and they would not have rejected him. But in this case, Gregor is a bug and his parents really thought that a giant cockroach is something that must be hidden. This kind of things happens everyday.
Of Mice and Men is a very lonesome Novel. Each character has their own style of loneliness and expresses the feeling in several kinds of ways. Throughout John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men, Loneliness is shown between a couple of important characters such as Lennie, Crooks, and Curley's wife. In the first couple pages, Lennie had been going through flashback of when he was a younger man and his aunt would give him mice to stoke and pet. But for some reason he'd always accidently kill them.
Jus’ us three an’ nobody else” (61). This quote shows that Candy is pretty close with Lennie and George since he is a part of their ultimate dream, and goal. On the other hand, Crooks is not even near from having a relationship like Candy’s because he doesn’t even have anyone to talk to, maybe except Slim. Candy’s dog may have been his only companion, but there is proof that he had some relationship that makes him not completely lonely. It is crystal clear that the loneliest character in Of Mice and Men is Crooks.
It was very clear from the beginning of the story Lennie is not the smartest of the other men in Of Mice and Men. Lennie forgets most of what is told to him. However there is one thing Lennie will never forget, his dream to live on the fatta the land and tend to the rabbits. “You got it by heart. You can do it yourself.” George said referring to the rabbit and land story (14).