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IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN LENNIE'S DEATH AND CANDY'S DOG BEING SHOT? QUOTES NEED ASAP

 

demz n #226563
Jan 25, 2012 10:16 AM

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IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN LENNIE'S DEATH AND CANDY'S DOG BEING SHOT? QUOTES NEED ASAP

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jill d #170087
Jan 25, 2012 10:33 AM

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First we have the water snake, it appears at both the beginning and the end of the story. In the beginning the snake slithers along with no trouble at all; in the end........ it's life is snatched away. This quote symbolizes Lenny at the beginning of the story and the story's end;

A water snake glided smoothly up the pool, twisting its periscope head from side to side; and it swam the length of the pool and came to the legs of a motionless heron that stood in the shallows. A silent head and beak lanced down and plucked it out by the head, and the beak swallowed the little snake while its tail waved frantically.

I'll be back with the dog..........

Source(s): Of Mice and Med

 

demz n #226563
Jan 25, 2012 10:37 AM

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I DONT GET THIS WATER SNAKE ?
 

jill d #170087
Jan 25, 2012 10:53 AM

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"He ain’t no good to you, Candy. An’ he ain’t no good to himself. Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?”
The old man squirmed uncomfortably. “Well—hell! I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him.”

This was the same kind of relationship that George had with Lenny. Everyone knew, inclusung George, that Lenny wasn't good for George, that he held him back. When people questioned George as to why he kept Lenny with him, he'd say that they's been together forever, that he'd been taking care of him for a very long. time.

"From his pocket Carlson took a little leather thong. He stooped over and tied it around the old dog’s neck. All the men except Candy watched him. “Come boy. Come on, boy,” he said gently. And he said apologetically to Candy, “He won’t even feel it.” Candy did not move nor answer him. He twitched the thong.
“Come on, boy.” The old dog got slowly and stiffly to his feet and followed the gently pulling leash."

Whe George finds Lenny at the end of the story there's a similar scenario. Lenny waits for George exactly where he's supposed to and he trusts him. Just before George shoots Lenny, he gently coax's him to look off into the distance and envision the farm. George speaks to Lenny in the same apologetic tone that Carlson used with the dog. Lenny and the dog are both innocent, they're both doomed, and they'll both be shot by people they trust. Luckily, Candy was never put into George's position~ Carlson took care of it for him.

I actually don't think there's a "link" here. You might be able to link it with "putting something out of its misery," but I never throught of it in those terms before.

Don'y worry about the snake........... it something that appears at both the beginning and the end of the story~ it can be linked to Lenny, and I was goind to try and take you in another direction. But then realized your instructor probably wants you to go in the direction you've asked about.

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jill d #170087
Jan 25, 2012 10:55 AM

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Sorry about the spelling~ I bought new keyboards...... and they're very different than what I'm used to. Seems like I'm making spelling mistakes everywhere.
 

demz n #226563
Jan 25, 2012 11:43 AM

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thanks make more sence
 

saane m #245905
Apr 25, 2012 5:41 AM

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no, the death of candy's dog is not linked to lennie's death

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samig s #372909
May 19, 2014 3:21 PM

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Candy's dog does foreshadow Lennie's death because George learn from the dog that Candy didn't get to shoot himself so George wanted to make Lennie's death less painful by shooting Lennie himself.
 

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