The animals died because Lennie was petting them too harshly because he isn’t aware of his own strength. When Lennie is inside the barn he realizes the puppy died, he blames the puppy for not being strong enough instead of blaming himself for not having control over his strenght. “And Lennie said softly to the puppy, ‘Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.’ He bent the pup’s head up and looked in its face, and he said to it, ‘Now maybe George ain’t gonna let me tend no rabbits, if he fin’s out you got killed.’ He scooped a little hollow and laid the puppy in it and covered it over with hay, out of sight; but he continued to stare at the mound he had made.
Carlson had initiated a conversation on Candy 's dog reeking in the ranch house and a final decision was made to shoot the dog and put its misery to an end. Candy 's ego is pragmatic which led him to let the guys shoot his dog but it was clear of the pain he was going through with the loss he had occurred. Candy had depended on his dog for friendship since he was a young boy and throughout time, he had not realized that he depended on the dog for his own sense of security. Unable to handle the absence of his best friend, Candy moved to George and Lennie for companionship, " 'Tell you what...S 'pose I went in with you guys. Tha 's three hundred an ' fifty bucks I 'd put in.
In John Steinbeck's novel “Of Mice and Men,” made into an enduringly popular movie, the lines about the rabbits have became emblems for the whole relationship between George and Lennie -- the quiet-spoken farm laborer and the sweet, retarded cousin he has taken under his arm. I would not have thought I could believe the line about the rabbits one more time, but this movie made me do it, as Lennie asks about the farm they'll own one day, and George says, yes, it will be just as they've imagined it. Lennie is played by John Malkovich and George is Gary Sinise, who also directed this film, using an adaptation by Horton Foote. The most sincere compliment I can pay them is to say that all of them - writer and actors - have taken every unnecessary gesture, every possible gratuitous note, out of these characters. The story is as pure and lean as the original fable which
Crooks experiences force alienation from his fellow workers on the ranch, causing him to become obscure and astringent. Crooks is a stable buck, the only African American living on the ranch. He is treated poorly and is perceived as inferior.”’Well, you keep your place then, nigger. I could get you
Lennie’s dream is to tend the rabbits at the dream farm, a constant symbol of his American dream throughout the novella. Lennie has a profound sense of loneliness inside, he seeks companionship in these furry animal friends, despite the fraternity he holds with George. “I could pet it with my thumb while we walked along” (Steinbeck 6). Lennie consistently has this need to pet soft things, whether it be mice, rabbits, or a woman’s hair. And he has pets along the way however, all the animals he’s ever acquired, he’s strangled to death.
The Devil and Tom Walker and The Minister 's Black Veil convey the Romantic quality of human nature to be innately evil and greedy. Washington Irving uses both Tom Walker and his wife to depict the greed and evilness within human nature. On Tom 's way home he meets a stranger, the Devil, in the woods who told him that if he agreed to a deal with all the conditions, then he would give him Kidd the Pirate 's treasure. After telling his wife she, "urged her husband to comply with the black mans term and secure what would make them wealthy for life" (Irving 233). After this she goes to collect the money for only herself, which shows that humans are innately greedy and are willing to comply with evil in order to become rich.
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
Throughout the story of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout Finch and her brother, Jem, encountered the many trials of living in the small county of Maycomb, Alabama. Within their society, the ingrained principle was that those of lighter colored skin were superior to those of darker skin. The black members of the community were looked down upon as slaves and simply used for labor. Although this was the common practiced belief, it created immense corruption and cold-heartedness amongst some of the white skinned dwellers of Maycomb. The word of a white man would always trump the word of a black man; this is shown in the narrative of the villain of the story, Bob Ewell, a man who enjoyed employing prejudice and racism towards black people to an
He knew that if Curley found George with Lennie, Curley would have thought that George in on the plan the entire time. This is why Curley says “You George! You stick with us so we don’t think you had nothin’ to do with this”(Steinbeck 98). Though some may say that George shouldn’t have killed Lennie only because he didn’t want Curley to do it, George knew and understood how Candy felt when Carlson killed his dog. Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself.
The prosecutor attempting to convict Tom Robinson, Mr. Gilmer, essentially finds that Tom put himself above Mayella by a saying he was sorry for her. This goes against the stereotype that whites are better than blacks which is not what the Mr. Gilmer and Maycomb believe. The same theme can be found in Of Mice and Men which has relevance to Curley’s wife. Because she is always out and about talking to the ranch hands, everyone calls her a slut. Candy stereotypes her in the quote “You wasn’t no good.
Steinbeck perfectly portrays the harsh truth of society and how many dreams are destroyed causing misery and emptiness (“Of Mice and Men.” Novels 248). At first George and Lennie aspire to own a farm that they can call their own. Candy and Crooks later join this dream to escape from society’s harsh judgment. The four of them slowly make their way towards their goal. However, their dream ends when Lennie kills Curley 's wife and is hunted down.
Although she may not intend to follow through with the threat, while doing so, she is forcing their attention on her. As Candy discovers Curley’s wife lying dead on the hay, he exclaims, “You done it, di’nt you? I s’pose you’re glad. Ever’body knowed you’d mess things up. You wasn’t no good.
Then all the guys went looking for Lennie. George lied and said he went South. In chapter 6, Lennie had two hallucinations; about his Aunt Clara was scolding him about how he treats George and the Rabbit said if Lennie was to have rabbits they would die. Next, George found Lennie in the brush by the river so he went over and talked to Lennie about the dream to distract him. Then he killed Lennie by shooting him in between the neck and the spine so he would not be
It started going astray in Weed when they were forced to run away and find new work. Their progress was good but Lenny 's desire for soft things ended up stopping one of his small plans of taking care of a puppy and raising it. Even though he was a good worker, he was forced to run when he accidently killed Curley 's wife when he panicked and refused to let go of her hair, when she offered him to pet it. In the end, he was killed and would never live his plan of taking care of rabbits and other soft animals. Candy 's plan of his life was to just work on the farm he was currently at.