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.
Curley would have wanted to torture and scare Lennie of he had stayed alive. Evidence of this is when Candy told George,” you don’t know Curley. Curley gon’ta wanta get him lynched. Curley gonna get him killed.” (94) This is one
If someone likes to kill things, don’t let them touch your hair. Books often use foreshadowing to hint at a large event that happens later in the book. In the novel, Lennie accidentally kills several small animals. Lennie is too strong for his mind and accidentally uses his strength to kill the animals. All that Lennie wanted was to feel the animals soft fur, but ends up doing terrible things.
It was well known by a few that Lennie would never do anything to hurt a single soul. Lennie tried his best to stay out of trouble and for the most part, it worked.In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie often talk about their plan to buy a little house and let all their worries drift away from them, but in the end it doesn’t work out that way. Their dream floats away due to an incident that caused Lennie to be killed. John Steinbeck was smart in his way of quick thinking and connected Of Mice and Men to the poem written by Robert Burns. In the second to last sentence in the second to last stanza Robert Burns writes, “The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men/Gang aft agley” (Burns 39), which translates to how to farmer believed the mouse he had ended up killing had all these plans, but in the end wasn’t allowed to fulfill them due to his death, similar to Lennie.
Well, if Rainsford himself never killed Zaroff, he would have died. He was defending himself by killing Zaroff. It is highly understood that one should not kill but what would you do if someone was hunting you and trying to kill you? Would you let them or would you kill them to save
Although it doesn’t sound like a sacrifice, it is. George had to kill Lennie to avoid being confronted by Curley and Carlson, who were both set on killing Lennie themselves. George knows that when he kills Lennie that he and Lennie will finally be at peace, when he quotes on page 106, “No Lennie, look down there acrost the river, like you can almost see the place.” This shows how George knows that when Lennie dies, he will live on in the peaceful place that he and George had imagined. George had to sacrifice Lennie for his own well being, and it was definitely not an easy thing to do, especially considering everything they had been through. Life isn’t always fair for people.
George is an extremely complex protagonist; Steinbeck’s unique style and vulgar diction throughout the first chapter convolutes the reader’s feelings about George. George’s persona rapidly changes from one extreme to the other. On one hand, George appears abusive towards Lenny and repeatedly calls him a “crazy bastard” and a “crazy son of a bitch”, but George also claims that he would “go nuts” without Lenny and that he was “jus’ foolin’’ when he uttered all the cutting remarks (Steinbeck 4-13). George’s comments fully illustrate his ambivalence towards Lenny. The reader is unsure of George because George himself is uncertain of his feelings towards Lenny.
Lennie doesn’t realize that taking the dog in and out of the nest and hitting it at such a young age will kill it. Candy is another person who has an unknown innocence. When Carlson talks about the smell of his dog and wanting to kill it Candy finally gives in to letting Carlson kill his dog. “I oughtta of show that dog
George knew they were either going to kill him or keep him locked up in a cage until he dies. Either way, George couldn’t let that be the ending for Lennie after all they had been through. Therefore, George wanted to be the one who kills him. George had learned from Candy’s experience that he should shoot Lennie himself. The only way that Lennie could be peaceful in his final moments was thinking about the ranch where he would be tending to his rabbits.
This scared the girl and Lennie and George had no choice but to leave. This when George says to Lennie (...Doc B…) if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush. This foreshadows that Lennie will get in trouble and have to come here. Another clue to Curley’s wife’s death is the puppy he owned died due to it being fragile and Lennie is too rough. He bounced it up and down and it’s neck snapped.
Next, if George didn 't do it then Curley and the rest of the farm workers would have killed Lennie. It was better that someone who actually knew and cared about Lennie killed him, instead of strangers who didn 't understand that Lennie is harmless. “ ‘Don’t shoot ‘im?’ Curley cried. ‘He got Carlsons Luger ‘Course we’ll shoot ‘im’ ” (P.98). Considering this quote, it shows that the workers were ready to kill Lennie with no mercy.
When George and Can 't find her dead in the barn, they knew who did it. When Curlys and the other men came in they also knew who did it. They wanted to kill him. George knew what he had to do. When Candy’s dog got put down, someone else did it for him.
Another way to support this claim is that when Candy said “‘I aughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog.’” (Steinbeck, 61). George was putting the connection of Candy 's dog being Lennie and he did not want a stranger that barely knew Lennie kill