After the conversation about shooting Candy’s dog, Steinbeck says, “Candy looked a long time at Slim to try to find some reversal. And Slim gave him none,” (Steinbeck, 1937, p,47). Slim is a character who typically calls the shots throughout the story. He wasn’t the hero of Candy’s dog’s life. Candy’s dog is going to be shot in the back of the head because Carlson doesn’t like the smell and Slim isn’t a hero.
Slim gets his authority on the ranch through respect, which is seen in many events throughout the novella. After Carlson, another worker, states that Candy, the swamper, should not keep his dog alive, Slim agrees and offers Candy one of his pups, "Candy looks helplessly at him, for Slim 's opinions were law" (Steinbeck 45). Upon Slim expressing his opinion, Candy reluctantly lets Carlson shoot his dog. Candy capitulating demonstrates the power of Slim holds in everything that he says. Candy did not have to listen to Slim because he was not in the field and could have easily rejected the plea that Carlson made.
Once a person has reached their purpose in life they are useless; they have no reason to continue. This is in complete relation to Candy as after his dog is killed he contemplates that if he gets fired from his job, his one purpose, the same thing that happened to his dog should happen to him, death. As it is stated, “You see what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn’t no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me”(Steinbeck 60).
In the back of Candy’s mind, he knew it was the right thing to do and with all of the pressure the decision became clear. Candy did not want to talk to any of the other men in the bunkhouse after he agreed to let Carlson shoot his dog, so he went straight to bed. Candy had instant regret that he let Carlson kill his dog, not because he was shot but because he did not do it himself. Part of companionship is being there for your partner until the
Character Analysis Essay Candy, Of Mice and Men Candy is described as a stereotypical old handyman, with only a stump as his right hand due to a machine-related incident at the ranch. Steinbeck preconceived the idea to the readers that Candy has spent the best - and perhaps the most efficient - years of his life working on someone else’s ranch, only to loose his hand and have little money. He also paints a dog as a companion for Candy, who very much like Candy, is old and crippled; but also stinks and is blind. Throughout the story Candy keeps reiterating his greatest fear of ‘getting canned’, made worse by the faith of his dog. A symbol of Candy himself, the dog was once a great sheepherder but as time passes, neither past accomplishments nor current emotional ties matter as the dog has outlived his usefulness and is killed.
In the movie True Grit (1969), Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) depicts the negative effects of violence when he fails to notice blood on his corn cakes or when he kills a young boy whose name he can’t remember without any emotion. This shows Roosters lack of concern for violence since he has seen and caused so much bloodshed. Violence is shown as a normal part of life in this film and Rooster seems to be used to this fact. When Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) notices the blood on the corn cakes and Rooster continues to eat them, Ignoring the blood, it is made clear that he has become indifferent to violence and bloodshed. As the two prepare a fire on their first night seeking to avenge the death of Mattie's father, Rooster hands her a corn cakes and she takes one bite and notices that they are covered in blood.
Golding uses a group of boys to show that even in, children, the thing society sees as the most innocent can still become corrupted by an environment full of evil. Golding creates the character, Jack, the tough hunter but it takes Jack a little while to completely take on this role. In the quote, “‘I was going to,’ said Jack. He was ahead of them, and they could not see his face” (Golding 31), Readers can see Jack fail to kill a pig, Jack makes excuses as to why he did not kill it, however the reader can infer Jack did not have the heart to kill it because of his morals. Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals.
Society was cruel through their lifestyles. Different people at these time were treated badly because of their age, race and gender. In the bunkhouse Carlson wants to kill Candy’s dog because of its stinking the bunkhouse. “ Well I can’t stand him in here,” said Carlson “That stink hangs around even after he’s gone.” He walked over with a heavy-legged stride and looked down at the dog. “Got no teeth he’s all stiff, he ain’t no good for you Candy” Before winning the fight and quickly says to the dog “come, on, boy.” This tells us by Carlson saying “Got no teeth he’s all stiff” tells us that Carlson thinks that if something is old and can’t take care of it’s self it should be killed.
One character trait that jack shows throughout the story is selfishness. Jack was given the job of watching the signal fire, and instead of doing his job, he went off to hunt. Since jack was not focused on the group the signal fire went out and the ship that could have recused them did not know there were there. Even though he was the reason they did not get rescued, he did not care. He was so worried about himself killing a pig that nothing else
By his actions readers can conclude that Hop-Frog is a very evil and revengeful person. Hop-Frog went so many years without doing anything, so by him waiting to do something was negative To conclude, the Prince in “The Masque of the Red Death” dealt with his conflict negatively. As soon as Prince Prospero knew about the disease he immediately tried to build a wall to keep it out, because he didn’t want to face it himself. The Prince just wanted to shut it out. This is very negative because it didn’t solve any problems, it just postponed them.
Walter never wanted to kill emilio and Krazy-8 but he did it out of self defense since they pulled guns out on jesse and walter and they had to do something about it. when jesse and walter lock Krazy-8 in the basement they flip a coin to see who kills him and walter does not want to kill the man but he knows if he doesn 't that krazy-8 will probably come back and kill walter and his family so it 's a life or death situation for him so he needed to make a decision but he almost let him go if Krazy-8 wouldn 't have had a knife he probably would have been free to go but since he wanted to try and kill walter he had to end Krazy-8’s life. his moral choices and decisions were a hardship for him so some of his choices were overall evil and he tries to make the right decisions but he does what really has to be done in order to keep him and his
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.
Candy is convinced by the ranchers that it would be better for everyone if his dog died and let 's Carlson shoot him: "I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn 't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog." Candy regrets the fact that the dog’s last moments were with Carlson who didn’t care for him, rather than spending it with him. George takes Candy 's thinking in stride when he decides to shoot Lennie. Curley and Carlson do not understand the struggles that George had to face when killing his friend.