After that Lennie is killed, shattering all hopes and dreams George had, as well as ending a long term relationship. ‘why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?’, during the 1930’s America was going through ‘The Great Depression’ everything that people lived on were hopes and dreams because people had nothing else to keep them going but the determination to fulfill the American dream ; power, fame and fortune. The murder of the one dog created a domino effect which shattered dreams, took away lives and ended relationships. The death of the puppy could foreshadow the ending of Curley’s wife, ‘a little dead puppy that lay in front of him’, the puppy was small helpless and delicate as was she. Both could not manage the power of Lennie and both ended up on the hay dead and alone ‘Curley’s wife lay with a half covering of yellow hay.
Also when Buddy, Zirko and Zirko’s crew catch the boy who punched Buddy, he begs Zirko: “Please don’t hurt him”. This shows that Buddy cannot express his feelings at the right time and holds everything inside him until the last moment. Throughout the story Buddy is changed and by the end losses his innocence. When standing in front of Chuckie’s house, Zirko was in the process of destroying the snowman; Buddy was trying to stop him but in the end gave him the crowbar to completely take out the dog shrine. “ Jesus, Andy.
She finds Peeta later, who is wounded, and she cares for him until he gets better. While they were hiding, the other tributes managed to kill each other off. Only two other tributes besides Katniss and Peeta remain. Teich 3 The game makers are anxious to get the Games over with and announce the winner, so they computerize wild dogs into the Games. The dogs quickly kill off one other contestant, and are in pursuit of Peeta and Katniss.
My family also had a few pets before Hollie. For instance, we had Mousikins, who froze to death in the garage, and Swimmy, who went belly-up one night and got flushed down the toilet the next day. Whenever a pet dies, it is a sad thing but we did get over it. However, according to Burkhard Bilger in his essay “The Last Meow” from The New Yorker, Americans may be going too far to help their pets live a long time. Bilger says that “our love affair with our pets has gotten out-of-control,” and I for one agree.
In comparison, Slim was more thoughtful and wanted the dog dead for its own good because of its poor health: “He ain't no good to you, Candy. An' he ain't no good to himself. Why'n't you shoot him, Candy?” At the end of the novel when Lennie must die, similarly, Carlson is only interested in killing the weak (Lennie), so he says, “I’ll get my luger” not thinking about anyone else. The scene that includes the killing of the old dog foreshadows the death of Lennie too; one clue is that the dog is shot in the back of the head completely unaware and with no pain with the luger. Towards the end of the novel, Lennie is also secretly shot in the same place with the same weapon by George out of mercy so his friend doesn’t experience a cruel painful death.
In chapter 3, the thought from Puddn’head Wilson’s calendar talks about how life is precious but also it talks about death. The thought relates to the chapter because Roxy thinks that she should kill her own child because she is afraid that if she does not, her son would be sold down the river. In chapter 16, the thought from Puddn’head Wilson’s calendar says, “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” This thought relates to the chapter because Roxy is like a starving dog. She goes off chambermaiding and comes back to discover that all of her savings in her bank are gone.
He thinks that Candy’s dog should be shot because it is old and smelly, he persistently argues to shoot the dog, an example is when he says “Well, I can’t stand him in here” and “and he stinks to bear hell. Tell you what. I’ll shoot him for you. Then it won’t be you that does it.” He suggests that Candy could have one of Slim’s puppies instead, but he does not recognise that Candy has an emotional attachment to his dog. After he shoots the dog, he does not apologise to Candy and he even cleans his gun in full view of everyone, this shows that he is an insensitive character.
Death Paragraph quotes: “Writhed” gives the reader the image that she is helplessly struggling like a small animal and compares her to the mouse and dog that Lennie has killed. “Curley came suddenly to life” are the words Steinbeck uses to depict when Curley realizes who has killed his wife. This makes us feel sorry for Curley’s Wife because it suggests that her husband is more excited that he will be able to take his revenge on Lennie than he is upset that his wife is dead. The fact that even her own husband does not show that he misses her to any significance also make us feel sympathetic towards Curely’s Wife because we realize that she will also not be missed by any of the other characters in the book. Never achieving her dreams paragraph quotes: Steinbeck inevitably brings out the reader’s sympathy towards Curley’s Wife when she dies in the book.
This is an example of Irony, because Miss Giates is saying she doesn't like Hitler when she acts similar to him. Scout learns that not everyone can be as they seem. Another way that Scout learns that people don't appear to always be what they seem is when Atticus shoots the rabid dog that terrorizes the town. After Heck Tate hesitates to shoot the dog, Atticus takes over and shoots one shot and kills the rabid dog. At first Scout thought her dad (Atticus) was to old to do anything, until Atticus shoots the dog.
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.