Have you ever had a dog which you met at a street? It wasn’t a special kind of dog, but it wanted to eat the ice-cream cone you were eating. Henry Huggins, written by Beverly Clearly, is a exciting story of Henry getting a dog which he met on a street, on his way going home. This story of getting a great dog is important to our generation of young children because it teaches the values of friendship and love between a boy and his dog, even though they make some trouble together. I personally admire the character of Henry and Ribsy and feel that this is a great book to inspire children who have pets.
” No I couldn’ do that. I had ‘im to long... I’m so used to him,” he said softly. “I had him from a pup”(45).
I herded sheep with him. You wouldn’t think if you took a look at him now, but was the best damn sheep dog I ever seen” (62). Through these words we can see Candy really loves his dog. A part in the novel occurs where he is told by the others that due to its old age and other disabilities that he should put his dog down, and to stop its suffering. At first Candy is hesitant and holds out for a while.
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.
It is evident that Candy and his dog show similar traits; by both of them being old, not able to work how they used to, and not really needed on the ranch. Candy isn’t able to put in the amount of work that he wishes he could, and his dog can’t be the excellent sheepdog he used to be because he is much older now. Candy’s dog represents Candy through all the traits they share. This adds development to Candy’s character because when he chooses that it is best for his dog to go, life on the ranch remains the same after and this causes Candy to worry more about himself because he feels the same thing would happen if he were to
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.
Candy’s character is one who represents the want for a companion, even though companionship can end in heartbreak. Carlson told Candy that he needs to shoot his dog, his loyal companion, “‘I’m so used to him,’ he said softly. ‘I had him from a pup…’”(50). Everyone leaves to find Lennie while Candy stays with Curley’s wife, “Old Candy lay down in the hay and covered his eyes with his arm”(108). The words “used to” are significant because it shows how Candy doesn’t know what it’s like to be without his dog, his companion, because he has had him for so long.
Being the oldest in his group Marty was the “ Big Dog “ of his cousins, which he enjoyed so he could look out for his younger cousins. As he described if ”He liked working in the smaller dog area where all the older dogs looked out for the puppies, just like family, just like his family of older members looking out for the
The way the author describes the dog can give a clear picture of how the dog looks like, and how he has had a big impact on Candy’s life. Despite the fact that both relationships have a significant number of similarities, they are different since Lennie and Candy’s dog both have different disabilities which have different impacts on how George and Candy live their
The Case of Ronald Cotton Sol Ridgeway University of North Texas The Case of Ronald Cotton 10 years in prison, is what Ronald Cotton had to endure for a crime he didn’t commit. Jennifer Thompson in 1984 was a college student making great grades and feeling really good about her future. While sleeping in her bed one night, she heard something in her bedroom and when awoke, saw a man crouched by her bed. The man jumped on top of her, put a knife to her neck, and began to rape.
He was too smart for his own good. I walked up to him and he came over snorting and pawing and carrying on like he was the toughest thing since black powder. I put out my hand and he tried to snatch it from my arm. Just then Big Jake came over and he settled right down. Came over and nuzzled him.
I isolated myself from my friends and family and I refused to tell anyone what my mom was going through. It seemed as though my whole life was falling apart and I yearned for a happy family. I thought that if I didn’t talk about it, it wouldn’t exist and I
He was a salt-and-peppered miniature schnauzer named Jefferson. He's since passed, yet his love lives on. After Jefferson came Hamilton and Francie, the two loves of my life currently. (Thesis Statement) In this speech, I will be explaining everything you'll need to know about the Standard Schnauzer.