Carlson had initiated a conversation on Candy 's dog reeking in the ranch house and a final decision was made to shoot the dog and put its misery to an end. Candy 's ego is pragmatic which led him to let the guys shoot his dog but it was clear of the pain he was going through with the loss he had occurred. Candy had depended on his dog for friendship since he was a young boy and throughout time, he had not realized that he depended on the dog for his own sense of security. Unable to handle the absence of his best friend, Candy moved to George and Lennie for companionship, " 'Tell you what...S 'pose I went in with you guys. Tha 's three hundred an ' fifty bucks I 'd put in.
After talking with Lennie for awhile, Crooks reveals that he is often lonely. As a child, Crooks was part of the only black family for miles, but he still played with the white boys. Now that he is on the farm, the white men feel superior. Apparently, Crooks smells bad and is black, so the men do not allow him in the bunkhouse. Crooks hates the other men, so he gets mad at Lennie for invading his privacy.
In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about George and Lennie working at a ranch near Soledad, California during the Great Depression. The two characters are the complete opposites of each other, but they created a bond or love between each other. While George is a slim and smart guy, Lennie is a mentally ill person who has the mind of a 5 year old, but is physically strong. Another loving character in the novel is Candy. He is an old person who lost his right hand in a ranch accident.
Candy illustrates the devastating effects of loneliness in a multiple of ways. For example, Candy being the old man he remains, he cannot take part in the activities or chores the rest of the ranchmen accomplish. Throughout the day while the ranchmen carry out their chores, Candy will stay in the bunkhouse and achieve nothing; this leads to Candy being lonely due to him being the only one in the bunkhouse during the day.
Isolation and loneliness thrives within all of humanity, especially when you are segregated, have a controlling husband, and are very old. These characters are often found being alone and having no one else, hence the Isolation and loneliness theme of the story. This is portrayed very well when Steinbeck brings these characters to life with his vivid descriptions of Crooks, Candy, and Curley’s wife. As it had said in the book______________ it was clear from the beginning that Crooks was an outcast to the others. Most of the
Curly’s wife walks into the bunkhouse and “the rectangle of sunshine in the doorway [is] cut off” (31). She is a sign of trouble, and her blocking the light foreshadows a terrible event that will occur with her. Soon, Curly’s wife will get Lennie into trouble when he ends up killing her, which causes a ripple of terrible events to follow. Carlson insists that Candy’s dog is worthless, smelly, and needs to be killed. Confident in his opinion, Carlson “[leads] the dog out into the darkness” (48).
Lennie loves all of the little mice he finds but whenever he is allowed to hold one, he kills it accidentally with his strong grip. "I’d pet ‘em, and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads a little and then they was dead—because they was so little”(Steinbeck 10) .Though Lennie never intends to hurt a soul, he continually kills tiny mice over and over again. Throughout the book this symbolizes that death is an act he commits, even though they are only little
This example suggests that he has done the same thing his whole life and has now decided to try something new. With the guys so willing to shoot his dog because he was old, Candy fears they would do the same thing to him. On page 45, Carlson says “I wisht somebody’d shoot me if I got old an’ a cripple.” This quote shows us that Carlson believes people are only good to an extent, and Candy fears he has come to that extent. In this book, Candy and his dog foreshadow the ending, as the characters prove to us that the dog is weighing down
First, Crooks is an African American that is discriminated on the ranch and convinced that he will always be treated differently. Next, Lennie is a grown man that thinks and acts like a child as well as has a habit to want to stroke soft objects. Finally, Candy is an old man with one hand that feels as if he will not be needed on the ranch for much longer which leads to his gullibility. As one can see, Crooks, Lennie, and Candy are the outsiders of society in Of Mice and
Candy’s dog shows that a companion through life can show a best friend, happiness, and the importance of a relationship. This dog means the world to this old man and is his only friend to give him hope to be alive and enjoy it. Candy sat on the edge of his bunk. He scratched the stump on his wrist nervously. “”I got hurt four years ago,””he said.
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.
Or how about the old man on the farm? Candy, the American dream can’t work for a old and injured man. Candy had lost his hand while working, he didn 't have a wife, he only had his very old dog, which in the book was used as a metaphor. “You seen what they did to my dog tonight? They says he wasn 't no good to himself no nobody else.
Euthanasia should be permitted everywhere around the world because all individuals have the right to determine their future either by choosing death or the right to live. For instance, in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck the companionship of Candy and his dog is very strong as they stay together all day long. Candy’s dog has become very old and weak in which he is forced to give up his life since he was no use. According to the text, “He ain’t no good to you, Candy. An’ he ain’t no good to himself.