The Acceptance Of Power In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men
It is all quiet in the bunk house. Carlson is continuing to plead with Candy to let him to kill his dog. Candy does not want to allow it but, he does not feel he can deny Carlson. Candy looks to someone for guidance. Someone powerful in the bunkhouse; Someone named Slim. Candy needs the okay from the powerful one to stop Carlson 's request. This and every other event in the book is controlled by the powerful people. Power and the absence of power shape the relationships and steer the course of events in Of Mice and Men.
Slim has power and receives great respect from all of the others living on the ranch. Carlson is trying to convince Candy into letting him shoot his dog and Candy looks to Slim because he does not want to do it
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