Candy represents what happens to everyone who gets old in American society: They are let go, canned, and thrown out of their jobs were they expected to look after themselves. Candy shows this by presenting his greatest fear as that once he is no longer able to help with the cleaning he will be ‘disposed of.’ Just like his old dog, he has lived beyond his usefulness. Carson makes clear when he insists that Candy let him put the dog out of its misery. Candy’s dog serves as a harsh reminder of the fate that awaits anyone who outlives his usefulness. Though the pet was once a great sheepdog, it was put out to pasture once it stopped being productive.
At the end of the meeting, Ralph propose an idea to create fire on the top of the mountain to signal at nearby planes or ships. Without Ralph permission, the group disperse and went to find for wood. While the boys set up the fire, Piggy complains about how the group is unorganized and chaotic. They manage to start a fire, but only for a short time. Piggy continue to complain about the inefficient group effort in surviving.
The poem “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns is obviously about a man talking to a field mouse whose nest he has just destroyed with a plow. The man feels bad for destroying the mouse’s home and apologizes for what has happened. The deeper meaning of the poem is that no matter how much preparation goes into planning for the future, fate, or even someone else’s plan, can get in the way and demolish your plans. Burns compares the mouse and the man to one another in saying, “The best-laid schemes of mice and men/ Go often astray,” (Burns 39-40). The mouse in the poem worked hard to build its nest in preparation for the winter it was to endure in the future.
As the winter ends the loggers leave, a mark of change in Patrick’s boyhood life. In the summer months, Patrick is still observing life as an outsider, but this time he observes nature closely as it comes to him, in the form of the insects and moths that cling to the screens of the house. He notices details of these life forms, down to the “brown-pink creature who released colored dust on his fingers,” and the “peach-green aphid [who] appear[ed] to be constructed of powder.” Patrick is shown to make keen observations with every one of his bodily senses, even hearing: “When he was nine his father discovered him lying on the ground, his ear against the hard shell of cow shit inside which he could hear several bugs flapping and knocking.” The omniscient narrator tells us that Patrick and his father do not own land, but the landowner has cattle that his father herds. One day, a cow gets lost from the herd and falls through the ice of the frozen river. Patrick and his father have to go under the freezing water to tie a rope around the cow that is then attached to horses who pull the cow out.
In the end of the book Lennie is hallucinating about his stepmother aunt Clara and a big giant rabid. This scene is left out completely in the movie. The character of Curley´s wife got shown slightly different in the movie, as she appears more dangerous to the men. She always is seeking for attention, but if the men give her attention they might get into trouble with Curley. The reason why some scenes got added
His arms did not swing at his sides, but hung loosely." He shares a dream with George to own a piece of land. Lennie's special job would be to tend the rabbits. He likes to pet soft things, like puppies and dead mice. We know this got him into trouble in Weed when he tried to feel a girl's soft red dress: she thought he was going to attack her.
Though the pet was once a great sheepherder, it was put out to pasture once it stopped being productive. Candy realizes that his fate is to be put on the roadside as soon as he’s no longer useful; on the ranch, he won’t be treated any differently than his dog. Worse than the dog parallel, though, is that Candy (unlike his dog) is emotionally broken by this whole affair. He can’t bring himself to shoot his pet himself, and we suspect this is going to be the same fear and reticence that keep him from making anything more of his life. Candy can’t stand up for his pet because Candy can’t stand up for himself.
The two main characters in john steinbecks novel of mice and men have two characteristics in common. The first characteristic is that they both have a big dream right now in the the book Lennie asked George to tell him why they're different from other ranchers so George said to Lennie, “Well, we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and...An live off the fatta the lan'...And have rabbits” (Pg,14-15).They are very loyal to each other, as well. George tells another,If I was alone I could live so easy. I could get a job an' work, an' no trouble...and when the end of the come I could take my 50 bucks and go into town and get whatever I want. But without Lennie, George would be alone and unhappy, he realizes: "Course Lennie's a nuisance most of the time, but you get used to going around with a guy and you can't get rid of him" (Pg.41).Lennie and George love one another; they know that their lives have meaning because they are friends.
Stay away from there. It is just a constant no. With her telling me no to everything I do I think it is time I just do something anyway, something big, that no one else in my family would think about trying. The next morning I went to deer school and instead of sitting at the lunch table with my friends I went over to sit with the rebel deer. The rebel deer are always getting into harmful mischief where ever they go and somehow they still come back not hurt so it can’t be too hard.
A key example being Lennie crushing mice when he “just petted them a little”. The use of the word “just” indicates that Steinbeck is letting us know that the fault doesn’t always lie with the killer, but it’s just the way nature works. In this example, Lennie is the larger force, and despite not having bad intentions about the mice, he still ends up killing them. To a larger extent, and more prominently, the death of Candy’s dog indicates Steinbeck’s thoughts about nature and the world. Despite Candy having his dog “since he was a pup”, because “he ain’t no good to” him anymore, Carlson indicates that he should be shot.