He's only referred to as Candy's dog and described as old, crippled. I lost my hand right here on this ranch. Like an innocent animal, Lennie is unaware of the vicious, predatory powers that surround him. We're getting the feeling that, for Steinbeck, isolation is mostly about silences… which makes friendship mostly about conversation. Steinbeck also develops the character of Candy very well using characterization. Throughout the course of the novel he befriends Lennie and George and they say they will let him share their farm with them.
She does not have a kind word for anyone. Candy realizes he has never been in Crooks' room, and 's reaction to Crooks being involved in their dream is enough to cause Crooks to withdraw his request to be part of the dream. The dream farm of Lennie's seems to be the place. Crooks is so named because of a crooked back caused by a kick from a horse. Candy, unlike the others, displays an interest in others and hope for the future. Candy and his dog provide a parallel to George and Lennie: Candy and George are both responsible for looking after someone who cannot take care of themselves and cause problems - discomfort in the dog's case or harm in Lennie's case. As Candy said, George didn't want a stranger to get rid of his best friend.
Dreams Throughout the story, Candy is hopeful that he will be able to get away from the ranch and have his own place. Lennie kills the puppy accidentally, as he has killed many mice before, by virtue of his failure to recognize his own strength. Candy is feeling abandoned because he is slowly aging into his grave, working on a ranch he knows he only has a brief time left on and left companionless when his dog is shot by Carlson in an act of kindness. I had him so long. Candy is a passive man, unable to take any independent action. They were trying to make me feel bad by saying that I was making him suffer.
Candy was busy calculating costs and profits and earnings, but was likely to have wanted to tell child-minded Lennie about the rabbits he wanted to tend to, as I don't think Lennie really understand … s about financing and such. Crooks is not without his faults, however. He tells George later that he regrets this, saying, 'I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. Candy, like George, is different from the other ranch hands because he has his dog as a constant companion, someone devoted and loyal to him. The old handyman, aging and left with only one hand as the result of an accident, worries that the boss will soon declare him useless and demand that he leave the ranch.
Candy, unlike the others, displays an interest in others and hope for the future. In their younger years, Candy and his dog were excellent workers. Many characters in the book feel this way about Lennie. We was always gonna do it by ourselves. Although Carlson promises to kill the dog painlessly, his insistence that the old animal must die supports a cruel natural law that the strong will dispose of the weak.
The dream is so strong in him that he pleads with George, to no avail, to have their farm despite Lennie's death. One of the characters who best embody the theme s is Candy. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! Lennie, however, had a life that was practically just beginning. The only reasons Carlson had was that he smelled and was old, which are hardly any reason to shoot a living creature. George sees Lennie as his responsibility; Lennie is childish and George needs to take care of him.
Candy and his dog act as foreshadowing for the end of the story. In John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck conveys the main themes, isolation, loneliness, and insecurity through many characters. By Section 3 of the novella, we find that Candy — a worker slaving away the hours on the ranch, having lost his own hand, now looses his ancient dog. This time the discrimination is based on race, and Crooks is not allowed in the bunkhouse with the white ranch hands. Theoretically, one should treat aged people respectfully. Steinbeck strengthens their parallel bonds of companionship with continued associations of Lennie and dogs - he is absolutely attached to his puppy; he obeys George's commands unthinkingly, as a dog obeys an owner; and George's commands often directly resemble commands one gives a dog, such as when he sics George on Curley. Candy is actually worse off: unlike his dog, he's emotionally destroyed by the whole business.
They possesed something that the rest of the characters in this story did not. In the story Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, loneliness plays a significant role in the novel throughout certain characters. This is shown when, for instance, Lennie gets into a fight with Curley. They'll can me purty soon. Chapter 3 Isolation And when they were gone, Candy squatted down in the hay.
After Lennie kills Curley's wife and everyone realizes that dream is bust, Lennie worries about the future rabbits, George mourns the fact that he's about to kill his best friend, and Candy is left to embody the despair of reaching the end of a long, hard-working life and being no closer to the American dream. S'pose they was a carnival or a circus come to town, or a ball game, or any damn thing. Comment by curlygrace13 April 16, 2007 Candy does not want to shoot his dog because he has had the dog since it was a pup and he said that it used to be the best sheep dog that he had ever seen. The first example of love from George to Lennie is when the characters first run over to the pool. Symbols Symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts.