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. He owed it to him to do it himself.
() These two events foreshadow that George is going to shoot Lennie. In the last chapter when George does shoot Lennie, the audience understands that even though Lennie was his best friend, he owed Lennie that much to have someone who cares about him shoot him instead of a stranger who does not care. It is also interesting to point out that Candy’s dog and Lennie were both shot with Carlson’s
On page 72 Crooks says, “Well s’pose, jus’ s'pose he don’t come back. What’ll you do then?” Curley's wife tries to persuade Lennie to not do exactly what George always tells him to do. The characters in Of Mice and Men show many different sides of the human condition.
Desmond Tutu, a South - African social activist and retired Anglican priest once said “ Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness”. Of Mice and Men is a novel which revolves around the lives of struggling farmers and how they still maintain hope despite their hardships. The symbolic representation of light embodies the hopes and the American Dream, whereas the dark epitomizes the harsh realities and truths of their lives. Steinbeck uses light and dark to foreshadow the upcoming events in the forlorn lives of the migrant workers. He also combines aspects such as the setting and characters with light and dark to paint a vivid picture in the reader’s mind as to how the world of the migrant workers looks like.
Of mice and men (final) Johns Steinbeck’s 1937 masterpiece “of mice and men” gives insight to the lives of ordinary people affected by the great depression in America, during the 1930s. In the novella the themes of loyalty and disloyalty are a key part of the plot. Steinbeck explores the seminal themes of loyalty and disloyalty by careful use of setting, structure and development of complex character constructs. Also the use of language and imagery in the novella depict the reality of the great depression for many people and the challenges they faced everyday. At the beginning of the novella author John Steinbeck opens with a description of the idyllic natural setting, where “the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.
If you was to take him out and shoot him right in the back of the head-” he leaned over and pointed, “-right there, why he’d never know what hit him. ””(44). As seen in this quote Carlson says that Candy should just shoot his dog to end his suffering. In the end, Carlson is the one to shoot Candy's dog and bury him. This is definitely an act of euthanasia.
The last line of Of Mice and Men is said by Carlson. In regards to Slim and George after Lennie’s death, he says, “Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin’ them two guys?” (Steinbeck 108). George is clearly negatively affected by what has happened. It makes it clear, George was not selfish in his act, but wanted only to show Lennie compassion and give him a gift.
When Lennie and George get a farm his punishment is not to tend any rabbits. One thing George lost hope to Lennie and killed him is when he was petting Curley 's wife 's hair. When Lennie was petting harder and harder to Curley 's wife 's head, it was hurting Curley 's wife, so Curley 's wife 's natural reaction is to scream. Lennie doesn 't want to get into more trouble because he already killed a puppy before touching Curley 's Wife and he doesn 't want to get into more trouble, he gripped Curley 's wife 's neck and accidentally twisted it, which caused the death of Curley 's wife. George had to kill him because if he doesn 't kill Lennie, Lennie could cause more deaths and
Pointless, ridiculous monster crouched in the shadows, stinking of dead men, murdered children, martyred cows” (Gardner 54). Grendel recognizes that it is the isolation that has turned him into what he is. He has seen how the humans have rejected him and tried to kill him, the first person viewpoint allows us to share this experience with
Likewise, Grendel yelled “I smile, threatened by an animal already dead, still climbing” (Gardner 140). Grendel felt threaten by the animal therefore he had to kill the goat. The goat trespassed on Grendel’s rock, making Grendel dislike the goat because the goat wouldn’t leave his rock. Also, Grendel implies “Why can’t these creatures discover a little dignity”(Gardner 6). The animals bother Grendel a load of times.
Another right situation in which a person can end the life of someone or something, is if they are suffering. Candy is an old man at the ranch. He can 't do much, so he is a swamper. He has an old dog who is almost at the end of his life. All the guys at the farm are always trying to convince Candy to shoot his dog and put him out of his misery.
As a result of the chaos created by Lennie, the true morbidity of the other farmers is revealed after forming a group with intentions to lynch Lennie. Even George, Lennie’s only true friend in life, makes the final decision to shoot Lennie in the back of the head in order to relieve himself of the burden that is Lennie, himself. The men’s inability to look past Lennie’s mistake reveals their lack of trust and companionship amongst one another, all of which was foreshadowed by the blatant words spoken by Curley’s wife. Lastly, Steinbeck foreshadows the betrayal of friends, leading to loneliness, pain, and suffering. After an outburst between George and Lennie, Lennie decides that it would only be best if he leaves George to go live alone in a cave.
George’s character does not really change during the book. However, the reader’s opinion of him starts to view him as a loving, caring figure. This change of opinion is the result of more of his character being revealed. At the start of the book he just seems like an everyday person looking for work. However, his relationship with Lennie shows a warm, brother-like character.
Of Mice and Men is a novel by John Steinbeck, set in northern California during the Great Depression in the 1930’s. In the novel, the two main characters George and Lennie are set apart from the others with their strong bond and willingness to stay together. Due to their connection, others are jealous of them. Sadly, the inevitable occurs, and a life changing decision is made, disconnecting their friendship. Through the characters George and Lennie, readers learn how friendships provide hope through hard times.