In the story Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses the dog to represent loneliness of Candy. The men in the bunkhouse where complaining about how bad the dog stunk so Carl said let me do it he won’t even feel a thing. Curly says, “ I had him since he was a pup though”(Steinbeck #44). Steinbeck is trying to show that because the dog has been with Curly all this time he is going to be lonely once Carlson kills him. Curley won’t have a person or a dog to wake up to and talk to or attend to the dog.
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
Crooks’ dialogue shows us the effects of solitude as seen by Steinbeck. Not allowed in the bunkhouse, Crooks must live out in the barn alone, woeful and isolated. "They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I'm black... They say I stink (Steinbeck 68)." This quote suggests that although he will not acknowledge it, he desires to be with everybody else and to have people who understand him.
Albert Einstein once said, “I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking,” Einstein meant he did not make discoveries by thinking situations through, but by trial and error where his failures made him realize his wants. James Joyce’s short story “Araby” is about a young un-named boy infatuated by the thought of his friend Mangan’s sister. His obsession drives him to attend a bazaar late at night to buy a present for Mangan’s sister could who could not attend.“Araby” is retold in “A&P”, a novel by John Updike’s about Sammy, a 19-year old cashier fascinated by girls in bathing suits. Despite the obvious teenaged boy’s attraction to girls, “A&P” has a deeper meaning of rushed decision making and consumerism. Sammy
Although Huck and Jim end up creating a very strong relationship like brothers, Smiley believes that “Twain thinks that Hucks affection is a good enough reward for Jim” (Smiley 460). He would not ever get the treatment Huck did, and Jim’s character was never allowed to grow. Smiley catches the audience’s attention as she recognizes the racist remarks that Twain uses through his character, Huck, and how he forms Jim’s character. Smiley says that, through the book, Twain creates Jim “more and more passive and never minds, just like any good sidekick” (Smiley 460). As Huck and Jim never cross the Mississippi to Illinois, a free state, Jim just stands in Huck’s shadows as he is along for the journey, never getting his own voice in the book to stand up for himself and his freedom.
By him saying the word “stranger”, it shows importance of how distant he was from humans on the ranch, and closer to animals instead. Due to his decrepidness, he can not do much on the ranch, causing him not to be around the other men as much. In the 1930s, it was very common for disabled people to be treated as such. People did not care if you were the nicest person alive, if you could not work, then you are practically worthless in the eyes of the boss. Candy also says how “They’ll can me purty soon” (60), meaning that the boss, Slim, will fire Candy because he is practically worthless to Slim, showing the 1930s relationship between worker and
This is mostly due to the fact that his father is the director. Towards the end John realizes that he hates this new world and rejects society himself. This discovering displays compelling points. The readers should know that the theme in Brave New World is cultural decline. They don’t have any religious activities instead they just enjoy drinking soma and participating in orgy porgy.
I predict Scout and Jem will not meet Boo Radley because he is locked up and they are afraid of him. The first reason that Scout and Jem will not meet Boo is because all the doors and windows of the house are closed up. This helps prove that Boo is locked up because no one in town leaves their doors and windows closed up because everyone knows everyone and there are few secrets in Maycomb. If the doors and windows are locked up it shows that no one is living there. Another reason Boo is locked up because he stabbed his dad in the leg.
Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?” (Steinbeck 44) In reality, Carlson didn’t really care about the dog or Candy, he just wanted to kill it for fun or because it stinks up the whole bunkhouse. This also proves the idea that nothing part of nature that is a living thing survives in the bunkhouse. At first, no one complained about the dog except for Carlson. Candy refused but then considered what Carlson said because Slim agreed with Carlson. Everyone thinks that Slim is the judge and whatever he says is the right thing to do.
We don’t have to sit in no bar room blowin’ in our jack jus’ because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us”(13). When George speaks to Lennie he reflects on the typical migrant worker. Most people living in the ambiguous territories of America during the Great Depression, found it hard to keep meaningful bonds and a feeling of belonging.