The Relationship Between John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Another way that Steinbeck leads up to Lennie’s death is when Candy’s dog gets shot by Carlson. It is undeniable that candy loves his dog. Yet when he does not or cannot defend the dog from the public pressure of killing it, Candy feels that he has subverted an ethical understanding that it is best to the relationship he shares with the dog. The ‘silence’ that Steinbeck uses when the dog is taken outside, helped to bring out how Candy feels helpless and responsible for the condition of someone that he loves. This paradox leads George to the conclusion that he cannot allow anyone else to kill Lennie. The best that he can do for Lennie, who he genuinely loves, is to allow him to die as peacefully and happily as possible, which is why he talks
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