Jus’ as soon as I can’t swamp out no bunkhouses they’ll put me on the county” (Steinbeck 60). Steinbeck used Candy’s dog to figuratively show what was in store for Candy. Throughout the book, Candy is very lonely due to his old age and physical disability. Another character who is familiar with loneliness in the book Of
The embrace reveals Candy’s chsnign attidutde toward the sutbborness or strgnth of her past character, since she is emotionally telling hjer boyfriend, Lou Dimes, she is ready to begin a new life with him, somewhat diustat formthe events that transpired in the novel. Ultimately, in the novel Candy beings to realize that she may have faults. This is paramount for the novel giving insight to the prospect of racial reltions in Amwerica, since Candy’s character symbolizes white America and its usual
The character Candy preforms many examples of how he is lonely and needs companionship. He shows this when he is in the bunkhouse with his dog, Slim, Carlson, Whit, and George. Carlson is going to kill Candy's old dog because he is old and smells bad (Steinbeck 47). This phrase suggests that Carlson is going to kill Candy's only friend which will make him even more lonely than he already is. Candy's representation of his feelings show that he is lonely.
Has someone ever compared you to an animal? When they do, they are giving you a relationship with an animal metaphorically. This is known as animal imagery. What this does is give you the characteristics of an animal, this is well known as animal imagery. John Steinbeck uses animal imagery in his novel Of Mice and Men to describe many characters such as Lennie, Curley, and Candy to give them a relationship with an animal, by doing so, Steinbeck gives them animal characteristics.
Candy and his dog have been through everything together. “Well—hell, I had his so long, had him since he was a pup (Steinbeck 44).” This passage suggests that Candy considers his dog as the best friend that he has ever had and that he doesn’t want to lose him. When his dog dies, Candy feels that he wants to do something different with his life. George and Lennie are talking about the farm they are dreaming of when Candy pipes in and says that he wants to help (Steinbeck 59). This example suggests that he has done the same thing his whole life and has now decided to try something new.
Had him since he was a pup” (42). From this scene, Candy claims that he could not live without his dog because he had him since he was a little puppy. He had shared a tight bond, and hence became depressed and frustrated
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.
In today’s time period, Candy would be re-tired and drawing a deserved Workers’ Compensation check, but in the 1930’s this was not the case. Richard Moore writes, “Candy is an old man, reduced to cleaning the bunkhouse after los-ing his hand in an accident at work” (3). The ranch life is not meant for the elderly, especially the disabled elderly, but due to lack of social security at the time, Candy has no hope of seeing his retirement any time soon. Authors Umadevi and Saranya give prominence to the fact that, “Can-dy is a senior citizen with a physical handicap, and even though we get the sense that he has been at the ranch for some time, he has few ties or friends either, and tells Lennie and George later in the story that he has no family, no kids” (53). Steinbeck shows readers how poorly the elderly were treated before Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s social security program more formally known as the “New Deal”.
When they can me here I wisht somebody'd shoot me...""I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog.” Here Candy is explaining how he should of shoot his own dog, and how he feels that he is next because he was no different from the
Just another pup will not be able to replace Candy’s dog that abruptly. They have a bond that has been built over the years. The thought of Candy shooting his dog made him squirm. His restrain from saying yes to shooting his dog is modeled in the text when Candy is fighting with the men, “‘Well-hell! I had him so long.