On the night that Heathcliff and Isabella elope, he hangs Fanny in a rage as an act of revenge against the Linton family. Heathcliff’s cruelty towards the dog foreshadows his abusive and neglectful treatment towards Isabella and their son, Hareton (Adams). Later on in the novel, Catherine and Edgar’s daughter, Catherine, is attacked by Hareton's dogs while she is out with her
We learn in chapter 4 that Lennie accidentally kills one of Slim’s puppies. Lennie is heartbroken, but Curley’s wife comes to soothe him by allowing Lennie pet her hair. Later, Lennie begins to unexpectedly pull on her scalp as she screams in pain. He then proceeds to try and make her stop yelling but shakes her too hard and breaks her neck. When news began to spread about Curley’s wife death, George already knew it was Lennie.
Found at the screen of the crime was a small bird, the bird had been strangled. The bird was Mrs. Wright only company in the house, therefore her husband killed the creature. The investigation points to Mrs. Wright becoming upset and anger with her husband after the death leading to the crime committed. Minnie Wright wanted her husband to feel not only the pain of murdered bird, but also herself. Minnie waited until the mid of night and tied the rope around her husband’s neck and strangled him just like he did to the bird.
According to No Dogs in Heaven, “if a cow is going to die, and you touch her, you will get the credit for her death”( Sharp 30). This means, that some people will make it seem like the animals death is your fault. To elaborate, In one of the short stories, Dr.Shart got blamed for an animal's death because he spayed one of the animals, then the animal was sent home and the next day it died because the owner took it home and went hunting and the stitches came undone. Dr.Shart gave the owner clear instructions that the animal needed rest. The novel explains some of the experiences and problems that Dr.Shart
“...a voice of woe to my own household pierces through my ears; and I sink backward on my handmaidens afaint for terror…” (Sophocles 64). All of this was too much for her to handle so she decided it would just be easier if she just took her life. Creon finds out the death of his wife through a messenger and blames himself, for his actions led all of his sorrows to happen. “I, I was the slayer, I say it, unhappy, of thee!” (Sophocles
That’s nice,’ and he stroked harder … She jerked sideways, and Lennie’s fingers closed on her hair and hung on...And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck…For a second he was bewildered. And then he whispered in fright, ‘I done a bad thing’” (Steinbeck 91).Furthermore, Lennie’s sin was a result from temptation which came from Curley’s wife. In Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife acted as a “serpent” who tempted Lennie to make bad decisions. The temptation worked as Lennie had killed Curley’s wife. In result, he was killed from the negative effect that came afterwards since Curley was
Carlson had initiated a conversation on Candy 's dog reeking in the ranch house and a final decision was made to shoot the dog and put its misery to an end. Candy 's ego is pragmatic which led him to let the guys shoot his dog but it was clear of the pain he was going through with the loss he had occurred. Candy had depended on his dog for friendship since he was a young boy and throughout time, he had not realized that he depended on the dog for his own sense of security. Unable to handle the absence of his best friend, Candy moved to George and Lennie for companionship, " 'Tell you what...S 'pose I went in with you guys. Tha 's three hundred an ' fifty bucks I 'd put in.
In the begining of the story, Christopher saw Wellington dead and he want to solve the mystery which about who killed the dog. However, this lead him to a even bigger problem and he knew that his mother didn’t die and his mother is act by. Also, he knew that his father lie to him and killed the dog. His father is act by Richard Hollis. Since his father lie to him and kill the dog, Christopher feel very disappointed and he can’t trust his father anymore.
The animals died because Lennie was petting them too harshly because he isn’t aware of his own strength. When Lennie is inside the barn he realizes the puppy died, he blames the puppy for not being strong enough instead of blaming himself for not having control over his strenght. “And Lennie said softly to the puppy, ‘Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.’ He bent the pup’s head up and looked in its face, and he said to it, ‘Now maybe George ain’t gonna let me tend no rabbits, if he fin’s out you got killed.’ He scooped a little hollow and laid the puppy in it and covered it over with hay, out of sight; but he continued to stare at the mound he had made.
Third, George had to kill Lennie because lennie would have done it again. Throughout the book, George mentions that he is tired of moving around from place to place. Every time they settle down Lennie goes and messes everything up. One example of that is a girl in a town called Weed. The girl was wearing a red dress, lennie thought the dress was pretty so he reached up to touch it.