When Carlson kills Candy’s dog is a reason. ”Right in the back of the head. He wouldn’t even quiver.” He tells George where to shoot something and make it painless. Next, Candy says he should’ve shot his dog.
At the end of the book the same thing happens with Curley’s wife, and ultimately Lennie. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Lennie kills a series of animals, foreshadowing the death of Curley’s wife. The first grim sign occurred early in the novel. The two friends are just arriving at their camp by the river, and George notices something strange in
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action and adventure. Symbols & Objects Crucifix A wounded soldier Cassie comes into contact with has a crucifix that Cassie mistakes for a gun, leading her to kill the man. This Crucifix empowers Cassie to strive forward to what she wants to get—her brother, Sammy.
Lennie’s Experiences with Animals Foreshadow Death Lennie's experiences with animals foreshadow later events because the actions with animals are negative. They show that Lennie is out of control and careless. For example, Lennie has killed mice by only petting them, which was said in the passage. Next , when Carlson wants to shoot Candy’s dog right in the back of the head, Candy is hesitant because he has had the dog for a very long time. This foreshadows Lennie’s death when he is shot right in the back of the head by George, who really does not want to because George has been beside Lennie for so long and how innocent and benevolent Lennie had been.
It wasn’t animals that he kills. He also killed a human, Curley’s wife. Lennie is mentally challenged and when he touches soft things he doesn’t want to let go. That is exactly what happened. He was feeling Curley’s wife’s hair and she didn’t want her hair to mess up so she told him to let go and he wouldn’t.
Candy´s dog is killed , simply for the fact that he is aging , and ¨ smells bad¨ . Due to his old age , he is rendered useless. Candy insinuates that the same will happen to him when he becomes incompetent of fulfilling his duties . The quote ¨ I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn´t ought to have let no stranger shoot my dog.¨ ( 89 ) symbolizes the companionship you also find in george and lennie.
When Lennie and George get a farm his punishment is not to tend any rabbits. One thing George lost hope to Lennie and killed him is when he was petting Curley 's wife 's hair. When Lennie was petting harder and harder to Curley 's wife 's head, it was hurting Curley 's wife, so Curley 's wife 's natural reaction is to scream. Lennie doesn 't want to get into more trouble because he already killed a puppy before touching Curley 's Wife and he doesn 't want to get into more trouble, he gripped Curley 's wife 's neck and accidentally twisted it, which caused the death of Curley 's wife. George had to kill him because if he doesn 't kill Lennie, Lennie could cause more deaths and
George knows that if he just kills Lennie, it will spare him the torture to come from Curley. George with every ounce of will in his body, shoots Lennie in the back of the head after, yet again, reminding Lennie of what their goals are. In this defining moment, every dream the duo had, was over. George’s only friend is gone and he has no reason to go on any
Afterwards he told her to go get his rusty gun, so he could go hunting. As she walked away, she “murmured something about guns that never shot. ”(39). Okonkwo hear this and after retrieving his gun, ran out and shot at her. “He pressed the trigger and there was a loud report accompanied by the wail of his wives and children.
Billy, after surviving the dreadful events of the novel that far, was just as traumatized by Lazzaro’s story of revenge against a dog. Similarly, he later reminisces about “the poor old high school teacher, Edgar Derby,” who was caught “with a teapot he had taken from the catacombs” before being “tried and shot” (Vonnegut 274). These parallels of Pilgrim and Vonnegut highlight the events of both men 's lives,
One day when Huck and Buck are on a walk, they see the young Harney Shepherdson. Buck tries to shoot him while hiding in the bushes, so he is not seen. The reason these two families are fighting is because about 30 years ago, a Shepherdson shot Buck’s 14 year-old cousin to death. After they get home, Sophia, on of the Grangerford daughters, says she left her prayer book at church, and tells Huck to go get it. The book has a note and it says half-past two.
I was reading an article about a military man who lost his leg in war with his best friend by his side. He asked his best friend to kill him so he doesn 't have to live with out a leg. The article asked if his best friend should let him live or kill him like he asked. In this situation his best friend has to think if he is obligated to kill his friend like he said or to let him live. This relates to Mice of Men were George has to think if he should kill Lennie or let him live.
In the novel Of mice and men by John Steinback, it shows the special relationship between the two main characters, George and Lennie. George is like a father figure to Lennie because Lennie obeys what George tells him to do and George makes sure that Lannie is well protected. George has a more rocky relationship with Lennie. This is shown how in the beginning of the novel George says that his life would be easier without Lennie but later mentions, "No-look! Lennie I was jus foolin' , Lennie.