He knew that if Curley found George with Lennie, Curley would have thought that George in on the plan the entire time. This is why Curley says “You George! You stick with us so we don’t think you had nothin’ to do with this”(Steinbeck 98). Though some may say that George shouldn’t have killed Lennie only because he didn’t want Curley to do it, George knew and understood how Candy felt when Carlson killed his dog. Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself.
When someone is left to watch another person, they have to keep them safe no matter what. This is seen everywhere- with parents and their children, teachers, and students, and so on. George protected Lennie until he ultimately decided that he had to shoot him for his own
He’ll say, ‘You’ve done it. Don’t try to put nothing over me,’” (85). Lennie realizes that George may be angry at him for killing the innocent puppy. In spite of George asking Lennie to stay out of trouble, Lennie got in trouble without knowing. Eventually, George wouldn’t be able to cover for Lennie’s mistakes.
a shot sounded in the distance... ”(Steinbeck 48-49). Although he was upset he was not the one who did it, he understood it was important to move past the loss of his dog. It was time for his dog to pass away already and he had to put his emotions aside and let them end his misery. Another example of the characters having to get through the loss of a pet is when Slim had to kill off some of his dogs because he didn’t have
In addition, this also foreshadows Lennie’s death, when Candy says, "I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn 't ought to of let a stranger shoot my dog." (Steinbeck 30). This is eventually what George
The reason being, Burns was ploughing in the fields and accidentally destroyed a mouse’s nest. In one of the poems stanzas, Burns says, “But mouse-friend, you are not alone in proving foresight may be vein: the best-laid schemes of Mice and Men go aft awry, and leave us only grief and pain for promised joy.” This is where the book, Of Mice And Men, got its title. It’s saying that no matter what happens, humans never end up happy. That they can’t have nice things because they always get destroyed.
I think that the author was trying to say that the dog, like candy, is old and people think worthless. I also think that the author was trying to foreshadow something bad happening to George and Lennie. This is because I have noticed that Candy’s relationship with his dog is alike the relationship of George and Lennie. Since someone else shot Candy’s dog, I think that maybe George or Lennie might ask someone to hurt the other person. Or maybe since Candy said that he should have killed his dog, George may hurt Lennie and vice versa.
The main reason George killed Lennie is because Lennie would have killed somebody again. And the evidence is clearly there, the pet mice that he killed, the poor puppy that he accidently hit to hard, and especially Curley’s wife. He almost killed the girl in weed if he had gone any further. The sad thing is is that he doesn't know how strong he really is, nor does he know what he’s done wrong in the first place.
Everyone thinks that Slim is the judge and whatever he says is the right thing to do. Candy then commits to the cause for his dog’s greater good. Candy didn’t want to kill the dog himself and lets Carlson to do it. When the dog was killed, Candy regrets on not killing his dog himself because he didn’t want someone who didn’t care for the dog to kill it. He wanted to show the dog that it was the best for him and it was for his mercy.
Lennie kills the puppy as he as done before with animals such as mice. Not on purpose of course but because he doesn’t know his own strength. The death of the puppy is a parallel for the fate that awaits him later. Like the Puppy he is innocent and unaware of the things around him that could potentially hurt him. Candy’s dog is more of a warning to everyone rather than just Lennie.
George knew what he had to do. When Candy’s dog got put down, someone else did it for him. He told george that he regrets not killing his own dog. George found Lennie by the river. Lennie asked if George was mad at him.
George and Lennie seem like an entirely contrasting pair at first glance, but further observation yields several noteworthy similarities. Most notably, they are both driven by the same ultimate aspiration in life—to live independently on their own land. Constantly, Lennie asks George whether he will still be allowed to tend to the rabbits on their future farm despite his missteps. After Lennie horrifyingly disfigures Curley’s hand, his first and only question to George is about the rabbits, not about the egregious act he has just committed. Finally, George and Lennie are devoted to each other through whatever may come their way.
Another way to support this claim is that when Candy said “‘I aughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog.’” (Steinbeck, 61). George was putting the connection of Candy 's dog being Lennie and he did not want a stranger that barely knew Lennie kill
When Lennie was going crazy and thinks he sees his Aunt clara “I tried, Aunt Clara, ma’am. I tried and tried.” Lennie was like a sick dog a dog that has gone blind he did not know if what he is seeing is real or not. George saw that and George did not want Lennie to suffer he just wanted to put him out of his misery. I understand that George and Lennie might have been able to make it out and that what George did was wrong each time you kill a person it is wrong.
In the story “Of Mice and Men” the author John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is when the author gives hints and clues what will happen later in the story. John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to give the reader clues about the ending of the book Of Mice and Men. Four examples of Steinbeck’s use of foreshadowing is the first clue is the title, the second clue is lennie petting soft things and not knowing his own strength, the third clue is characters dreams aren’t going to come true, and the last clue is when candy’s dog get’s shot in back of the head and says he should’ve shot his dog himself. The first example of foreshadowing in “Of Mice and Men” is the title.