He accepts that Candy's dog and Lennie have to die. Candy gives us a pretty good definition of an isolated person: someone who doesn't ask questions and someone who doesn't listen—in other words, not much of a conversationalist. Finally, the value of interaction and relationship become the most important lesson obtained from the novel Of Mice and Men. He attempts to remain useful through fixing himself in friendship dream of Lennie and George. In the absence of a friend, loneliness and solitude are inevitable. Curley spots Lennie laughing unintentionally, and he punches him repeatedly, yelling at him to fight back.
You can also say he is a balancing figure - a realist but not an optimist like George, Lennie and Candy and not a pessimist e. Candy's dog is his companion at the beginning of the book, and their relationship parallels that of George and Lennie. Lennie, however, is helpless to attain his dream, and remains a static character throughout, relying on George to fuel is hope and save him from trouble. Lennie, on the other hand, is somewhat useful. Later, after Carlson kills his dog, Candy offers to pitch in with Lennie and George so they can buy the farm. Lennie: George's companion, the source of the novel's conflict.
Foreshadowing is a literary device that uses clues in the text to subtly let the reader know what's going to happen. He listens without judgment but uses his discretion. Its plot centers on George and the Lennie, two farm workers who travel together and dream of one day owning their own land. Plus, his dog is dead. He is also shown to be desperate throughout the opening of chapter 2, where he tries to make friends with George and Lennie as soon as he meets them. Many characters in the book feel this way about Lennie.
Candy is an old, physically disabled swamper who has worked on the ranch for a good majority of his life. He acts as a 'catalyst' - guiding people into counselling themselves example: George's 'confession' about how he used to treat Lennie when they were younger. The film explores themes of discrimination, loneliness, and the. Moreover, she tries to grab the attention of ranchers due to the flashy dress codes, purposely to soothe her loneliness. Trying to portray himself as proud and aloof by his own will, but inside is happy to be around the other men. Lennie's ignorance and innocence and helplessness, his childish actions, such as his desire to pet soft things, contrast his physical bulk, making him likeable to readers. Character as a Plot Device Steinbeck created Candy to act as a plot device for Of Mice and Men.
He's afraid that soon he won't be useful to any one, but no one will put him out of his misery like how his dog was put down. He further attempts to buy the relationship of both George and Lennie. Even Curley, the Boss' son and meanest character appears to be a little in awe of Slim. The film was later released as a by on March 4, 2003. Later he decides that he does not want to face rejection.
Black individuals are perceived to be filthily stinking and are prevented from everyday participation in any activity with the whites. This acts as foreshadowing to show the reader that George will have to kill Lennie at the end of the book to save him from himself. However he is sensitive to other's needs. Carlson shoots Candy's sheepdog and Slim promises Candy a pup … py. In order not to be fired, George lies to the Boss, telling him Lennie is his cousin and that he was kicked in the head by a horse when he was a child.
Ever time he comes into the bunk house I can smell him for two, three days. Lennie, an animal lover at heart always takes pleasure from petting them. The dream is so strong in him that he pleads with George, to no avail, to have their farm despite Lennie's death. They arrive at a ranch in the Salinas Valley with hopes to achieve their ultimate dream; to buy a place to call their own. Steinbeck uses characterization to build up the description of Candy so well that the reader feels the isolation and loneliness of which Candy experiences everyday. Lennie is a big man with a mental disability.
Curley is the greatest source of loneliness to his wife. This tension strains George into demonstrating various emotions, ranging from anger to patience to sadness to pride and to hope. Candy is friendly and talkative, and despite the fact that he is afraid of losing his job because of his physical impairment, he is still hopeful he will be able to have his own stake in the future. George sees Lennie as his responsibility; Lennie is childish and George needs to take care of him. However, his partner is unable to provide the support. The next day, Lennie and Crooks talk about being lonely, after which Curley's wife again attempts unsuccessfully to engage in conversation, now aware of what really happened to Lennie. Candy allows Carlson to shoot the dog to put it out of its misery.
But the downside to Lennie is that he is mentally weak. He is isolated from his white colleagues and seeks refuge in a shed of the barn, and no one has formal interaction with him. For George, it's a place of his own and he doesn't have to listen to other people. He is also described like a child very often. Both are looking for a companion that could take care of them, they have a codependent relationship. Most of the men look up to him for guidance and approval example: the shooting of Candy … 's dog where Candy looks to Slim for help.
Friendship keeps away loneliness and rejection. Separately, Candy also had a dog that he confided with hence their relationship was also important Bick, 2005. Of Mice and Men took part in the , where Sinise was nominated for the award, given to the director of the best-featured film. Candy's dog also represents a symbol for what happened to Lennie. Lastly exploring the similarities between certain characters will be significant in understanding the theme of loneliness. The ways in which we see people not being treated fairly is the way they see Lennie, Candy and Crooks as either weak or old and this is why they are discriminated against. 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.