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The Killing of Candy’s Old Dog For Foreshadowed Lennie’s death. Describe the two killings and point out any similarities.

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Fasal Akbar 8002 The Killing of Candy's Old Dog For Foreshadowed Lennie's death. Describe The Two Killings, Pointing out any Similarities and differences. George is a small man but has strong features and Lennie is a giant but has a mind of a child. They are the main characters and are two more migrant workers who travel together from place to place because of Lennie's stupidity and ability to get attracted to trouble. The main reason for this is he loves to feel soft things, which leads him to trouble and eventually to his death. They have a dream of owning land and settling down, so did millions of other Americans but only a few succeeded. John Steinbeck tried to draw attention to the social situation. At the time of 1920's and 1930's there was 12-15 million out of work, which led to depression. This book was published in 1937 and situated in America. The title Mice and Men came from Robert Burns poem, which means wrecked by fate. Lennie's death at the end of the novel and the previous killings of candy's old dog are similar in many ways. Candy's old sheep dog is suffering all the time and is stiff with rheumatism, he has no teeth and isn't any good to himself or anyone else. ...read more.


The ranch guys all went to search for Lennie and kill him but George got there first. Lennie was relieved to see George but thought that he would be angry instead he started to talk about their dream of owning land. As Lennie was thinking, George shot him at the back of his neck so he won't die painfully "And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie's head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the stand, and lay without quivering." There are many differences in the killings and similarities as follows: Lennie and Candy's dog were killed for their own good. They were put out of their pain or misery. As Curley would have shot Lennie where he feels the pain for A period of time or he could be sent to prison where he would be treated ferociously "Curley go'n'ta wanta get 'im lynched. Curley'll get 'im killed." ...read more.


The differences in the killings are: Lennie was a human killing and Candy's dog was an animal killing. The reasons behind Lennie and Candy's dog death were different, as Lennie had killed Curley's wife "And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck" but Candy's dog was old and smelled "That stink hangs around even after he's gone." Candy didn't shoot his own dog as Carlson shot it "Tell you what. I'll shoot him for you" but George did kill Lennie "And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie's head...He pulled the trigger." Candy regretted not killing his dog himself "I ought to of shot that dog myself, George." George knew he had to protect Lennie from A death brought about by someone else "I'll kill the big son of a bitch myself" said Curley. Candy's dog's death and the killing of Lennie have many similarities and differences. Both deaths have features that make them alike however, their differences are also clear. Lennie's death does appear to be foreshadowed by the killing of Candy's old dog by Carlson's lugar, giving an insight into what is about to happen. ...read more.

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