He is clearly hesitant about the idea until he finally gives in to Carlson who won’t stop pressuring Candy to kill his dog. The second time this occurs is at the very end of the book when George shoots Lennie. It does not directly state that George is doing this in order to end Lennies suffering like with Candy’s dog, it is implied that George shoots Lennie to end his suffering and to make his death
Lennie had made a mistake when he was alone and the consequences for his actions resulted in his execution. One final example of foreshadowing in Of Mice in Men, is when Carlson shot Candy’s dog. Candy told George, "I oughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog". Candy had realized it was his responsibility to have shot his dog.
One of his friend’s suicide himself because of PTSD he saw men dead and seeing them die like no other human should see. His friends next to him got shot and died while suffering. His three great friends died and then Angelo killed himself for seeing that image in his head all the time. Odysseus catches PTSD for the same reason Angelo catches PTSD but Odysseus doesn’t kill himself. The second
Milton killed Mr. Small on purpose, consciously and intentionally. As mentioned in the book, Of Mice and Men, it states, “George looked down at the gun.” Meaning he was aware of what he was doing, second guessing his action. Yet, he pulled the trigger as mentioned in the book, “George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie’s head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger… Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering.” Furthermore, George said woodenly, "If I was alone I could live so easy."
Elie and his dad at one point had that father son relationship anyone could live for, but now they both rely on each other if they need something. Elie is forcing himself to be the strongest of both of them. Elie thinks without his dad he could be living better because his dad is his “weak point”, because when someone you love is very likely to die and your love can be used by your enemies to get you to give them what they want or need. Elie looks as it as his father used to watch over him and take care of him but now it’s the other way around. He thinks that he can’t take as good of care for his father as his father did for him.
Dally is expressing this to Ponyboy because he knows Johnny is going to die and that he can’t live without Johnny. “Oh, Damnit, Johnny, don’t die, please don’t die…” (p 149). Once Johnny dies, Dally dashes out and gets the police to shoot him in front of the gang, “he was dead before he even hit the ground. But I knew that was what he wanted.” (p 154) Like George, Dally died because the one person he loved died and he couldn’t live without love. But unlike Dally, George didn’t choose to die.
George is a small man with strong and sharp features. Lennie his friend is his opposite, he is a giant of a man with a shapeless face. George has to look out for Lennie whose mental disability makes him both childish and generous. Lennie loves petting soft things but accidentally kills them, and the fact that Lennie loves petting soft things was the reason why they had to flee from their last job, because Lennie tried to touch a womans soft dress and was acussed for rape.
Biff's behavior causes him to believe that his son is spiting him, although all he is trying to do is help his poor father. Willy will constantly say things that he does the opposite of, such as stating to 'not act like an office boy' yet scrambling to assist his boss in menial tasks. His self contradictory ways can also be supported by this quote, stating"One of the primary characteristics of Willy Loman's character is his penchant for self-contradiction: "Biff is a lazy bum! There's one thing about Biff- he's not lazy.""(Murphy). The most substantial evidence comes from Willy's hallucinations.
For instance, “It was I who renamed him [...] Crawling backwards made him look like a Doodlebug, […] because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle.” Society’s attentiveness is predominantly towards the aspects of and in this story Doodle’s impairment seemed to have negative impacts on him that the society has caused. His brother saw him as a burden in many ways. Doodle must be treated gently as he was forbidden from certain activities and conditions, at the same time he was embarrassed to have a crippled brother at the age
George had a decision to make, would he let the boys from the farm lynch Lennie for killing Curley’s wife or would he kill him himself. When Candy’s dog was killed he thought he “ought of shot that dog [himself]” and regretted not doing so, this is a mistake George does not wish to make. This is why he himself steals Carlson’s gun and as his “hand [shake] violently,” but when he heard the men getting closer he had no choice and “he pulled the trigger”(Steinbeck 111). In the last few sentences Slim invites George for a drink, now George became one of the men that he said Lennie and he would never