After the conversation about shooting Candy’s dog, Steinbeck says, “Candy looked a long time at Slim to try to find some reversal. And Slim gave him none,” (Steinbeck, 1937, p,47). Slim is a character who typically calls the shots throughout the story. He wasn’t the hero of Candy’s dog’s life. Candy’s dog is going to be shot in the back of the head because Carlson doesn’t like the smell and Slim isn’t a hero.
Candy ended up letting them shoot his dog, “he led the dog out into the darkness...a shot sounded in the distance...”(Steinbeck 48-49). Although he was upset he was not the one who did it, he understood it was important to move past the loss of his dog.It was time for his dog to pass away already and he had to put his emotions aside and let them end his misery. Another example of the characters having to get through the loss of a pet is when Slim had to kill off some of his dogs because he didn’t have
The sow collapsed under them and they were heavy and fulfilled upon her.” (Golding 170). The savage in the book is “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” Now out of the terror rose another desire, thick, urgent, blind” (Golding 192) They killed the pig, and they make pig bleed. They are really savage.
They run a lot of miles until Sparky stopped. Sid was so angry with him that when they arrived home, he hit Sparky very hard. At the moment he kicked Sparky he had a flashback, he started remembering all of those bad things people have done to him. So he decided to take revenge on the poor Sparky. He started to punish Sparky, his dog that couldn´t defend himself from Sid.
I had ‘im too long.”…“Candy looked at Slim to try to find some reversal (to killing the dog). And Slim gave him none.” Candy tried to fight against them killing his own dog and did everything but had no one back him up. Even Slim, who is portrayed as a nice caring person to look up to in the book, doesn’t help him. To not have anyone to back you up when defending your stuff clearly shows that he’s alone. Without Georges and Lennie’s friendship no one would realize this but because George and Lennie defend each other Candy’s isolation is shown.
Shooting Lennie was George’s way of protecting him. After their problems in Weed, George hopes that Lennie has learned his lesson and will stay out of trouble, but then he murders Curley’s wife. George knows that Curley will desire nothing more than to exact revenge on Lennie. E In his conversation with Candy he insists, “I ain’t gonna let them hurt Lennie” (Steinbeck 95). A Curley is bitter and vengeful Dent 1 because Lennie had crushed his hand and made
Some parents, students, and school board members think books are constantly being banned in educational facilities and libraries because of their explicit content and profanity; however; many of those same books teach important life lessons and represent freedom of speech. Many people believe that banning a book is violating their 1st Amendment right of free speech because you cannot simply limit someone to what they should read. Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical book Persepolis talks about growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution that has a lot of violence and harsh subjects throughout the book. Kelly Konrad, the Author of “Banning Books is Bad And Let Me Tell You My Top 5 Reasons Why..”, says that she was both impressed with the swift action of teachers and students to get the word out, and perplexed by what initiated the removal of the book Persepolis at Chicago Public Schools (Konrad). Many books just like this one that contains explicit subjects are
In the back of Candy’s mind, he knew it was the right thing to do and with all of the pressure the decision became clear. Candy did not want to talk to any of the other men in the bunkhouse after he agreed to let Carlson shoot his dog, so he went straight to bed. Candy had instant regret that he let Carlson kill his dog, not because he was shot but because he did not do it himself. Part of companionship is being there for your partner until the
This has a correlation to everyone has a murderous intent deep inside. “I, a lapsed pacifist fallen from grace puffed with Darwinism pieties for killing now drew a bead on the little woodchuck’s face.” This shows that the speaker begins to fall from his humane side and the villain side started to come out. The uncontrollable lust for blood could not be stopped and it continued until he killed a plethora of woodchucks. Another example showing the author giving an atmosphere that everyone has a murderous intent deep down was the stanza “O one-two-three the murderer inside me rose up hard, the hawkeye killer came on stage forthwith.” When killing the woodchuck, it was solely to get it out of the garden, but however, when the author killed the mother woodchuck, her intentions became another ballgame. This quote shows that it is important and in correlation with the thesis because the speaker’s true feelings deep down came out.
A gentle, little smack from Lennie toward the puppy was enough to kill the puppy. A similar example of foreshadowing is shown when Lennie kills the mice. By furthering Lennie’s introduction in this light we see Lennie as the unintentional killer. The death of the puppy foreshadows yet another