Candy feeds him milk. He cant chew nothing else.” (36). No one wants to be near him because of his dog. Keeping his dog is a personal choice that keeps him isolated because he can just shoot the dog and then he won't be as isolated. Dialogue, characterization, and word choice develops Steinbeck’s belief that loneliness and isolation is caused by both personal choice and social barriers.
Carlson started to suggest that Candy’s dog is just suffering and waiting to die. He also said that the dog is no good to himself and to Candy, so why don’t Candy just shoot it. “He ain’t no good to you, Candy. An’ he ain;t no good to himself. Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?” (Steinbeck 44) In reality, Carlson didn’t really care about the dog or Candy, he just wanted to kill it for fun or because it stinks up the whole bunkhouse.
Candy’s dog is more of a warning to everyone rather than just Lennie. Candy’s dog represents life on the ranch when you get to old and have no use, you are inevitably killed off for not being strong enough.Carlson insisting on shooting his dog leaves Candy worried for his own well being because like the dog he is old and frail and soon to be of little use to those around
Loneliness is a strong word, however it means a lot to be lonely. The definition of lonely or loneliness is sadness because one has no friends or company. In the novel Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck shows that Crooks, Candy, and Curley’s Wife have loneliness because they never have company or friends to talk to. These Character’s show that loneliness is a problem that must be overcome in order to live a happy, fulfilled life. In the story Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses the dog to represent loneliness of Candy.
They were seen as useless and as extra mouths to feed. Candy faces the endless fear that the boss will fire him once he loses his worth on the farm. Candy’s fears are portrayed when Carlson shoots his old dog because the dog is too old to be of use. He tells Lennie
It was his responsibility. Candy shied away from what was the right thing to do. Candy was very upset about not shooting his own dog and letting someone do it for him. Candy later told George about his regretted decision and that he should have shot his own dog. So he encouraged George to not make the same mistake he did.
Pushing other for success can be harming to them, although you may not see it because you are blinded on only helping them rather from just enjoying their presents instead of thinking and caring of what other people say. For example, A short story by James Hurst “ Scarlet Ibis”. Hurst tells a tragic story of doodle a disabled child and his brother. Doodle’s life is like a series of love and complication. Doodle doesn't give up because he is shown desirement although he goes through occasional cruelty by his brother.
Lennie had trouble remembering things, “...tried and tried [to remember}... but it didn’t do no good.” What if Lennie forgets to pay his rent or forgets to buy food. Lennie is simply incapable of handling himself. “I done another bad thing. It don’t make no difference”, Lennie had just accidentally killed a woman and refers to it as just a “bad thing”. Lennie’s mind works like a child’s and almost everything he does confirms that.
Therefore racial equality by law has a long way to go. Since racial equality does not exist yet, he is subjected to racial inferiority and will not be able to live the life he wishes to live. If it was not for this assignment, I would of missed such an enjoyable novel as this. Just like in reality, each character in “Of Mice and Men”, had their own disability or wall that they needed to climb over in order to get through life. Honestly, I'm not a great fan of killing animals or anything really but in a sense understand Lennie and
Atticus should not have defended Tom Robinson for three reasons: Atticus and his family are rejected, Scout and Jem are ridiculed, and Aunt, Uncle, and cousin show disgust. (new 3rd proof) The first reason why Atticus should not have defended Tom Robinson is because He and his family are rejected(shunned) from society. Since Atticus had chosen to side with Tom, their simple society has turned against
I found Roger’s (Matthew) excuses very intriguing, it was thoughts that never crossed through my mind. Rogers’s perspective was totally opposite from the prosecutor’s perspective. In Roger’s shoes, he wanted to end the conflict between Ralph, Piggy and Jack so he leaned on the lever to push the boulder which would interrupt them and hopefully stop them from fighting. On the other hand, the prosecutor’s point of view is that Roger leaned on the boulder to purposely hit Piggy so that he would die. One frequent occurrence that surprised me was how the witnesses would say something they weren’t supposed to and quickly change their answer, as if they were lying about something.
The next horrible act Lennie commits is caused by his fantasies of rabbits which lead to a fight between him and Curley that ends with Curley’s hand being completely crushed by Lennie’s out of control strength. Lennie cries “I didn’t wanta hurt him” (Steinbeck 64) and George says “Lennie was jus’ scairt...he didn’t know what to do” (Steinbeck 65). This proves that Lennie does not mean to harm people but due to his challenged mind and physical power it is
His dog was too old to be any use, just like Candy himself, so he was shot by Carlson. This broke Candy’s heart, along with any of his spirit he had left. Candy was the only old person on the farm, besides his dog. Now that is dog was gone, Candy was totally isolated. Nonetheless, Candy was given some hope by George and Lennie, who told Candy he could be part of their farm.
Following this, Lennie loses all self-control, shaking Curley’s wife and, eventually, snapping her neck. As a result of the chaos created by Lennie, the true morbidity of the other farmers is revealed after forming a group with intentions to lynch Lennie. Even George, Lennie’s only true friend in life, makes the final decision to shoot Lennie in the back of the head in order to relieve himself of the burden that is Lennie, himself. The men’s inability to look past Lennie’s mistake reveals their lack of trust and companionship amongst one another, all of which was foreshadowed by the blatant words spoken by Curley’s wife. Lastly, Steinbeck foreshadows the betrayal of friends, leading to loneliness, pain, and suffering.