When Lennie tries to hide the dead mouse from George, George sees the mouse and demands Lennie to give him the mouse. Lennie then approaches George, “Slowly, like a terrier who doesn’t want to bring a ball to its master” (Steinbeck 9). Later, Carlson kills the old dog in the same way that George kills Lennie, by shooting him in the head. As well as using descriptions
Lennie was closed off from the danger and at peace just like the pool by the river. This setting also foreshadows a full circle of where Lennie died. “Course you did. Well look. Lennie—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” (Steinbeck 16).
Candy felt terrible after Carlson shot his dog because Candy was the one that raised it, and it is only for them to kill it, not some stranger. George is like a father to Lennie
It playfully bit him and Lennie hurled the puppy across the barn. He didn't mean to kill the puppy. this was foreshadowing of Lennie's inability to control his own strength. Lenny cried " Why you got to get killed. You ain't so little as mice."
Although George and Lennie frequently talk about their dream of owning their own land, it is foreshadowed that this dream will never materialize. While the rest of the ranch hands are in town for the night, Lennie goes into Crooks’s room and he tells Crooks about their dream of
Candy admits to George that he wishes he had killed the dog himself rather than allowing Carlson to do it after Charlson kills it. Given that George is Lennie's closest friend, this statement predicts his choice to shoot Lennie. Carlson criticizes the existence of Candy's dog. He mentions Candy's dog's odor and gently offers to kill the old dog with his trusty Lunger. "I oughtta of shot that dog myself, George.
How does Steinbeck show the failing dreams of all the main characters, and how easy their goals are shattered throughout the book? Throughout the book, Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie, two labor workers that are run out of their previous employment in Weed, find a ranch to work on in Salinas Valley California to fulfill their dreams of being rich and having their own farm. Salinas Valley is where they plan to stay until they have saved enough money to have their own ranch and move on. Besides the dreams George and Lennie have, many other people on the ranch have ones as well. While Steinbeck illustrates the journey the characters go through to achieve their dreams, their failed attempt occurs for numerous reasons.
To begin with, Steinbeck utilizes descriptive foreshadowing in order to entice his readers by providing clues about the events in Jody’s life. For instance, the text states, “He had seen the dead hair before on dogs and on cows, and it was a sure sign” (34). This demonstrates foreshadowing by allowing the reader to take a glimpse of a future event which, in this case, is death. Also, the use of foreshadowing creates suspense which motivates the reader to continue reading. Furthermore, Steinbeck writes, “She [Jody’s mother] noticed that his mouth was working a good deal this morning” (7).
“I remember a lady used to give ‘em to me--ever’ one she get...I’d pet ‘em, and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads a little and then they was dead--because they was so little” (Steinbeck 10) Lennie’s aunt used to give him mice to pet when he was a child, but he always ended up killing them. Lennie and George discuss this as they’re sitting in the clearing and George discovers that Lennie has another dead mouse he is petting in his
In this chapter, the gloom is relieved by the hopeful planning of the three men — George, Lennie, and Candy — toward their dream. For the first time in his life, George believes the dream can come true with Candy's down payment. He knows of a farm they can buy, and the readers' hopes are lifted as well, as the men plan, in detail, how they will buy the ranch and what they will do once it is theirs. But while Steinbeck includes this story of hope, the preponderance of the chapter is dark. Both the shooting of Candy's dog and the smashing of Curley's hand foreshadow that the men will not be able to realize their
When George tells Lennie to meet him in the bushes if anything bad happens this is foreshadowing to the ending of the book when Lennie has to meet him there. Also, Candy telling George that he regretted not killing his dog himself leads to the end where George kills Lennie because he didn't want to live with the same regret as Candy. Lastly, all of the times that Lennie kills animals by petting them foreshadows to when Lennie kills Curley’s wife. The ending of John Steinbeck’s book would not make sense without him putting examples of foreshadowing in the
Knowing that Lennie has killed Curley’s wife and will be shot by Curley, George rushes to the river to get to Lennie first. The two men talk for a short while, then George silently brings the gun to Lennie’s head and shoots him. Steinbeck’s use of foreshadowing effective in this novel. Steinbeck
George from George Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” made the right decision of killing Lennie in the story, while other might disagree. George shot Lennie in the back of the head to save him from the suffering and humiliation from a mad and revengeful Curley. George did this not out of hate, but out of the love of their friendship. “George raised the gun and his hand shook, and he dropped his hand to the ground again” (Steinbeck). George is struggling to come to terms that he is going to shoot his best friend.
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.