It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.
Loss can relate to many things, a friend, a pet,or a family member, or really anything that can be take away from you. Candy a swamper at the ranch, he’s an old man with one hand. The reason he works there is because the other people at the ranch felt bad because he only has one hand, he cleans up and organizes stuff. Candy had a dog and he was his best friend, the dog was starting to get pretty old and it was hard for the dog do anything. Late at night all of the workers got together and discussed candy’s dog, Slim was saying the dog was way too old,saying it smelt bad and it was useless.
Opponents of this issue would argue that pit bulls have a history of lashing out at people and other animals. To prove this statement wrong there are a lot of stories of pits saving lives. “Baby barked and pounced on Westenberger and her sister, Evelyn, alerting them of the smoke filling their Oklahoma home. After the people were taken care of, Baby went back for the five other dogs trapped in the home. According to a family member, one of the dogs was hiding underneath the bed.
For example, Candy’s dog is killed painlessly with mercy to be spared of suffering, (45). This dog lived a happy life, even until the end of it, being that he was unknowing of his soon-to-come death. On the other hand, the one that does grieve and lament is none other than Candy, who was not spared from the news of his dog’s death. Oblivion prevented the pain and suffering that came along with the burden of knowing. Further along in the story, Lennie, who had just committed murder, starts dreaming about owning a farm with a firm belief in its possibility, (105).
Because Curley’s wife is so alone, she goes to find someone to talk to. While other men are out playing horseshoe, she finds Lennie in the barn by himself. She begins to talk to him because she doesn’t know what else to do with herself. She is not fully aware of Lennie’s mental illness, however; she knows he acts like a little child and she knows he has just killed a puppy. “You’re a kinda nice fella.
SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUCK AND WHITE FANG “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than it loves itself”- Josh Billings. The Call of the Wild and White Fang are very similar stories but also very different in many ways. In the beginning of these stories, Buck and White Fang are different yet the same in a few ways. First, both dogs are large in size and smart. For example, Buck gets his large size from his dad, and White Fang gets his large size from his father as well and each dog inherits their “brains” from their mothers.
Steinbeck shows readers how poorly the elderly were treated before Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s social security program more formally known as the “New Deal”. The social security program created in the late 1930’s allows people to be able to retire at a set age or with a disability, whether it is due to old age or disability. Candy stays nervous and desires to make a life outside of the ranch. His beloved hound dog is a parallel to Candy in the fact that both are decrepit and physically useless. Warren French writes that the dog stinks, has no purpose, and is very old; this is a symbol
Wwhenever they are sick and need help, they never get special care from a vet to see if everything is okay., Mand most importantly, they never get love and affection. Some of them do not even know what love is and how it feels to have a owner that would do anything for their dog. Whenever the sick dogs breed they pass on that sickness to their puppies. Once their puppies get sick they only last about nine9 to ten10 days and then their sickness will cause them to die off. The owners of puppy mills will sell the puppies to Ppetsmart, Ppetco, and other breeders around the area.
The book Of Mice and Men takes place in salinas valley on a ranch during the great depression. The book mainly focuses on the life of Lennie and george. Lennie and george have known each other for a very long time and they are traveling companions. Lennie has some sort of mental disability and this hinders how him and george earn money and get work. Lennie’s mental disability creates problems for him along with his strength.
In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the word sorrow is used to develop the complex personality of Lennie Small. The story is centered around two migrant farmers; Lennie, who has a mental disability, and George, who watches over and protects Lennie from getting into any trouble. With his illness, Lennie feels the constant need to feel soft things, so when he accidentally killed his puppy by petting him to rough, we became nothing short form an emotional wreck. After Lennie realized the horrible mistake he had made, he came to the shocking realization that George may not let him tend to the rabbits that they hope to own in the future. After a failed attempt to bury his puppy, Lennie “rocked himself back and forth in his sorrow” (Steinbeck 85).
These can include: Epilepsy, heart disease,kidney disease, musculoskeletal disorders (hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, etc. ), endocrine disorders (diabetes, hyperthyroidism), blood disorders (anemia, Von Willebrand disease), deafness, eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, etc. ), or respiratory disorders” (“A Closer Look at Puppy Mills”). It is a little known fact to the normal society of America that a purebred pug can not breed without assistance from a breeder due to its hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is a painful condition where the ball-and-socket joint of the hip dislocate
They are going to work at a ranch to earn money to buy the little ranch they want. They meet many people, some nice and some mean. One of the first characters they meet is candy. A very nice older man and his old dog. Candy’s dog is very old and suffering, in this book they made a decision to put him down.