Also he is emotionally upset because the men on the farm came to a consensus to shoot his dog to put it out of its misery. Candy has now lost his close companion and friend. He’s now like the rest of the men on the farm, alone. Candy realizes that he is old, crippled, and alone, and the farm may no longer have used for him. Candy and hears of George and Lennie’s dream and he becomes excited and thrilled with the idea.
When Carlson asked to take Candy’s dog to kill it, Candy would not answer and just lay still and stare at the ceiling because he was sad that he would lose his only friend. Candy had the same relationship that George and Lennie had for years with his dog. Lastly, Candy has a physical disability, “He scratched his wrist nervously. I Got hurt four years ago”. Since Candy lost his wrist four years ago he is not able to do work, and he thinks that nobody wants to be friends with him because of this.
Futher on in the novel Carlson suggests that Candy's dog should be killed as it is no longer fit to serve its purpose; 'Why'n't you get Candy to shoot his old dog and give him one of the pups to raise up', this suggestion was made to Slim whose dog had just given birth to a lot of pups. This reveals that although Candy's dog is quite important to him which readers soon find out, for people its just an old dog that needs to be put down. The idea by which Carlson believes Candy's old dog should be replaced by a new, exemplifies how in this world there is no room for the weak, and that the weaker will always be replaced with the new and more able. Slim too advises Candy to put
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.
Schneider 1 Natalie K. Schneider Mrs. B English 1 H, P2 2013,1,22 Just another casualty Mercy killing is a very taboo, controversial subject. In the novel of mice and men by john Steinbeck George and Lennie are each other’s only family so they always travel together. George is a small but smart man where Lennie is a big stupid man. They both go to work at a new farm after an incident in their old town caused them to go find work in a new town. Lennie has always caused them trouble but this time it’s serious, he killed the bosses son, Curley’s, wife and Curly is out for blood.
He has his own room in the barn because he is prohibited from sharing a room with the white men. Candy, looking in awe at Crooks’ room, says “Must be nice to have a room all to yourself”’ Crooks answers with “And a manure pile under the window, Sure it’s swell” (82). This separation makes Crooks more isolated than any other characters because of his lack of human interaction, which causes him extreme loneliness. “I tell ya a guy gets too lonely and he gets sick” (80). This also causes him extreme loneliness.
Not just of the breeding dogs in the farm but most of their puppies as well. As cute as the puppy in the pet shop may seem you should always buy from a proper breeder or an animal shelter this way you will know that you are not contributing towards puppy mills and killing innocent dogs. This is one dog that was lucky enough to be saved from a puppy mill. If the dogs are not rescued and given another home from the animal shelter they will be put down and the owner of the puppy mills get away with murder. Not just of the breeding dogs in the farm but most of their puppies as well.
They are born and only given enough food to keep them alive, the capable animals are worked to the bone, and once useless they are slaughtered with hideous cruelty. ‘’No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old.’’ Old Major wants this misery and slavery to stop and for the animals to live freely. As the land was not ‘poor’, it was fertile and the climate was good, they were capable of affording an abundance of food to support a large amount of animals. They could live in comfort but yet they continued in miserable conditions, with their produce being stolen by man. ‘’Remove man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.’’ He says that they could become rich and free overnight.
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!
Humble leaders are always thinking about those they are leading and rarely about themselves. John Stuart Mill, Martin Luther King, Old Major, Snowball, and Ralph all are servant leaders who choose service over self-interest. For example, Old Major in Animal Farm he says, "I do not think, comrades, that I shall be with you for many months longer, and before I die I feel it my duty to pass on to you such wisdom as I have acquired. "(Orwell 47). As a leader, he forgets about himself and only argues animals to pay attention to their miserable life, encouraging them to rebel.