John Steinbeck also created a character named Candy. Candy is an older man missing a hand, with his old sheepdog for a companion. The dog means everything to him, he’s had him ever since he was a pup. Candy felt like he had a friend in his dog, but then a fellow worker named Carlson decided he didn’t want the dog there anymore. Carlson tried his best to make Candy agree to letting him put his dog down, and eventually Candy had to because he knew he wouldn’t let it go. Carlson took his dog outside and shot him, it struck Candy in a very bad way. To him, it felt as if the bullet went through him and not his dog because he cared so much for him and he considered his dog to be his best friend. On page 49, it states “A minute passed, and another
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When the workers return from the fields, Carlson says “He ain’t no good to you... Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?”(44). Carlson and the other workers want to shoot Candy’s dog because it smells horrible and is too old to herd sheep. Because Candy’s dog is so old, it cannot eat on its own and is dependent on others to survive, and this causes the workers to treat it unfairly. Furthermore, when Candy and Lennie explain to Crooks about their dream, he responds by saying “You’ll be a swamper here till they take you out in a box.
The defence questioned Candy about his dog, and why Carlson shot his dog. The defence asked Candy, “So Carlson killed your dog so it would be put out of misery?” Candy said that yes that was true. This is relevant because Curley, the husband of the woman killed by Lennie Small, admitted to the defence that he said, “I’m going to get him. I’m going to kill that son of a bitch myself.
Much like how the weather and seasons change the atmosphere of a setting, word choice and imagery can also morph and shape the mood of an environment as well. Especially in a world where there are countless numbers of words, choosing a select few to use as a description can illustrate an image in which readers can envision as they read. It can even portray a specific message or theme that the writer has in mind! On that note, authors such as John Steinbeck utilize this method in stories to establish a contrast or change within the plot. In the novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the author begins chapter one in the hot afternoon, introducing us to George and Lennie, who are looking for a fresh start-which they are not looking for when
Candy's dog eventually gets shot for no reason, other than the fact that the others do not like him. The dog was hated by the other men living on the farm. The sense of feeling that others do not like you is one of the main contributes to lonliness in the world today. Steinbeck attempts to allow readers to recognize this, and change their actions and words towards others to prevent this lonely state in
In the novella Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck portrays Candy as fearful through his responses, subsequently having Candy worry about his future and the outcome of every event. By characterizing Candy in this way, Steinbeck can provide the looming failure and disappointment in the book. One way Steinbeck makes use of Candy’s fearful nature is to project his desperation to escape fate. When he hear’s George and Lennie discuss the farm, Candy adds, “They’ll can me purty soon. Jus’ as soon as I can’t swamp out no bunk houses they’ll put me on the county” (60).
The book “ Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck In the book “ Of Mice and men” The use of animal imagery and Working class people develop the theme. John Steinbeck uses animal imagery to describe lennie’s personality . Lennie is very forgetful at times and he’s also slow at processing information as well. “Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water.”
The first literary device, I found was a simile talking about them tieing up Lennie like a dog if he does a bad thing “They'll tie ya up with a collar, like a dog." (p.72) George says when Lennie does a bad thing that they treat him like an animal which emphasises the way people treat Lennie. The second literary device that I found was an onomatopoeia that gave good imagery about the horses in the barn and the real sound of when chains make, rattled the actually sound the chains makes “went through the barn, the halter chains rattled, and some horses snorted and some stamped their feet.” (p.82) This is a really good example of imagery that Steinbeck uses to describe the horse in the barn chained up that also ties into the theme of the chapter
Thus, Steinbeck foreshadows Lennie’s departure to heaven through the deaths of Candy’s dog, Curley’s wife, and the water snake. Candy’s old useless dog plays a major role in foreshadowing Lennie’s inevitable death. His dog represents the fate anticipated for all living things that have reached their final destination. Candy and his dogs relationship is a perfect mirror image of George and Lennie’s. Candy wants the best for his dog just like George wants the best for Lennie.
John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men illustrates the struggles and barriers in humanity. By using characters with their own difficulties including age, race, gender, and intelligence, Steinbeck displays what it’s like to be human and degraded by others. In the end, the different scenarios of being discriminated and isolated symbolize Steinbeck’s perspective of human existence and life’s obstacles. When Candy’s dog died, he had to sacrifice his companion. Candy decided to let Carlson shoot his dog and is shown to be hurt by it when Steinbeck describes Candy to lay on the bunk staring at the ceiling ( ).
Candy lost his right hand in a ranch accident, which is why the owners “give me a job swampin’” as he says (Steinbeck 59). He believes he will that he will be “can[ned] purty soon,” so he wants to go with George and Lennie (Steinbeck 60). When Carlson wants to shoot Candy’s dog, Candy does not want him to. He says “No, I couldn’... I had ‘im too long” and “I had him from a pup” (Steinbeck 45).
Page 49 paragraph 3 And this harsh conversation goes on until Candy says just take him, as if he has lost all hope. Now why would Candy want to live either he lost his only friend and now inside has a bubbling boil of lava that hurts him. So with Carlson put up with the dog he can’t take it anymore and kills the dog on the spot without Candy saying
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Chapters one and two are about Lennie and George who Have arrived on the banks of the Salinas River in California looking for work. Two migrant workers named George and Lennie are looking for jobs during the great depression, but they can’t because Lennie keeps losing them due to the fact that he has special needs. George is a small, quick man with dark eyes; Lennie is actually completely different from George he is a naive, unintelligent mountain of a man who loves soft things (way to much). Lennie comes up to a pool of water and drinks; George yells at Lennie because the water is not so clean, but of course Lennie didn’t know and then asks George for some but he refuses. When done George looks
In the story Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses the dog to represent loneliness of Candy. The men in the bunkhouse where complaining about how bad the dog stunk so Carl said let me do it he won’t even feel a thing. Curly says, “ I had him since he was a pup though”(Steinbeck #44). Steinbeck is trying to show that because the dog has been with Curly all this time he is going to be lonely once Carlson kills him. Curley won’t have a person or a dog to wake up to and talk to or attend to the dog.
Setting The setting in the novel Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck plays a big role in the story and was based in Soledad, California. The Novel, Of Mice and Men was Written during the Great depression in the 1930's in the Salinas Valley of California. The Salinas Valley were where many of the farm workers worked that didn't have a steady employment during the 1930's and many were migrant workers that travelled overseas to find work. Lennie and George were also migrant workers that worked on a farm.
Steinbeck states in the novel, “You seen what they done to my dog tonight?”(60). An example of Candy telling George and Lennie his problems. Candy still feels upset over his dog death by Carlson. But by using that excuse he got George to agree with him, to let him live in the ranch once they earn enough money. With Candy’s help with George and Lennie’s dream, it is easier and now faster for the three of them to get their ranch.