In comparison, the relationship with George and Curley’s wife is almost the opposite to his friendship with Candy, as there is no trust or ease between them. In fact, George acts very hostile towards here, perhaps out of routine as he is terrified that there will be a repeat of the weed incident, or perhaps just because of the warnings he has been given from the other men, so he knows not to get involved. Both Candy and Curley’s wife take an interest to Lennie, as he is just ‘like a big baby’, however for very different reasons. Candy is excited by these two men as firstly, it is unusual yet interesting for two men to travel together, and also they have brought him this opportunity of hope that he has been waiting for. Curley’s wife, on the other hand, only talks to lennie because she longs for attention, and someone to talk to, and she can trust Lennie as he is innocent and
Crooks feels left out and unwanted, when he hears about Lennie and George's dream, he desires to join to find a better life. A life where he wouldn't feel judged and isolated. Loneliness affects the thoughts and behaviors of Curley's wife, Candy, and Crooks. It also causes them to desire a better life outside the ranch. Curley's wife looks for attention in other people, Candy feels that he is uncared for, and Crooks is treated in a way that he does not deserve.
Willy is encouraging Biff to steal again oppose explaining him his mistake. In addition, this can be considered as clue that tells that reader that Willy is confessing to Ben and the reader of knowing that his future is holding on by a string. Meaning that, Willy knows that he will have trouble with his sons in the future. Meaning that, Willy knows his sons will not work and not achieve the dreams that he had once for them. This can be noted when Willy and Linda are in the kitchen.
He is easily susceptible to the idea of the dream as he fears he will soon be "canned”. His recent friendship with George and Lennie and the joining of their dream implies that he is a likable character as Lennie and George form a bond with him. However, another facet of candy's character is later discovered by the reader as Steinbeck portrays him as a pathetic character. Candy is described as weak at the end of the novella to show the loss of the dream can break someone. He mirrors the body language when his dog dies and when Curley's wife dies because he realises the dream is over.
Paragraph One - Candy • Represents the elderly • Dreams of job security, stability and of being a valued member of society • Is part of George and Lennie’s dream of owning their own place –a small farm • Dream is ruined because Lennie kills Curley’s wife • The shooting of his dog is a metaphor of some people’s attitudes towards the elderly Important Quotes: • Reveals he will soon be fired and asks to be a part of George and Lennie’s dream (p.88-89) • Likens himself to his dog (p.88) • Dream ends because he knows George won’t go through with it without Lennie (p.131) • Blames Curley’s wife for his dream ending (p.132) Topic Sentence: Reflects the words of the task and the focus of the paragraph. Steinbeck uses the character of Candy to represent the elderly in the novel. Context: Give the context of your quote. In other words, introduce it. Don’t just quote out of nowhere!
Later on in the story Candy, an aging ranch handyman with a missing hand, asks George and Lennie if he can help pay for the land George picked out and live there with them. They were going to let Candy pay but he couldn’t because of Lennie’s actions. Crooks, a black stable hand, befriends Lennie and asks him if he would let Crooks hoe a garden on the land. Lennie wanted to let him but couldn’t for the same reason Candy couldn’t join them. I believe that to have a perfect life you must have your dreams come true, but of course this didn’t happen.
Evelyn Tapia 12-10-12 Period 2 Mr. Sainato Of Mice and Men Essay In Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men”, George and Lennie go on a journey in search of their dream. After getting kicked out of their hometown, the two men find a job settle at a ranch in Soledad. Both Lennie and George meet nice folks but their dream quickly comes to an end when Lennie accidentally causes another accident. Although people think it was Curly’s wife’s fault, I believe George and Lennie’s dream was destroyed because George didn’t pay much attention to Lennie, Lennie hadn’t listened to George, and Curly was going to kill Lennie, I believe George and Lennie’s dream was destroyed because George stopped paying attention to Lennie. George was a small tough guy that always had to watch over Lennie.
The bunkhouse is where most of the conversations happen. Loneliness is a key theme which occurs inside the bunkhouse because this is where Carlson bullies candy into allowing him shoot his ageing, smelly, crippled dog. Candy is dependent on his dog as the dog has been with him for a long time but also there are similarities between candy and the dog they can be both labelled as useless because candy lost his hand whilst he was working on the ranch so there aren’t much work for him to do, the reason he still is on the ranch is so that he could claim his compensation that he deserves, the dog is also useless because his old and tired and wouldn’t be able to herd the sheep as before. So when Carlson does shoot the poor dog candy feels alone with no one to be there with him. Dreams is also linked in with the bunkhouse because this is where George and Lennie discuss their dream ‘of living on the fat of the land’ ‘ Lennie tending the rabbits’ but candy over hears their conversation and wants to be part of their dream.
For example, at one point he thinks he has lost his working ticket when he was never in possession of it in the first place. Another example is that George frequently has to remind Lennie to "hide in the brush" (Steinbeck 15) in the event that Lennie gets in trouble again. Another challenge appears once he kills Curley's wife. In his chaotic state, once he realizes he has "done a bad thing" (Steinbeck 91), he reluctantly remembers that he should hide in the brush like he was told. The last obstacle he faces is his financial condition.