GradeSaver (TM) ClassicNotes Of Mice and Men: Study Guide

Of Mice and Men Questions

Join the discussion about Of Mice and Men by asking a new question or answering an existing question.

Similarities between George and Lennie and and Candy and his dog.

 

savannah b #194485
Aug 15, 2011 3:05 PM

Report abuse

Similarities between George and Lennie and and Candy and his dog.

There are some similarities between Candy and his dog and George and Lennie.

Answer this question

 

rebecca d #177069
Aug 15, 2011 3:15 PM

Report abuse

George and Lenny both shared the same type of hard work, and both of them lacked friendship in their lives. Both George and Lenny want something more in life - they are both dreamers. Their similarities lay below the surface where they appear different.

Candy and his dog have a codependent relationship, that is, both of them are dependent on each other. They are both old and decrepit, seemingly falling apart with age.

The foursome also share similarities. When Candy remarks about how he should have been the one to put his dog down, it is because of their close bond that he feels this way. George is similar to Candy when he realizes he must be the one to shoot Lenny, who killed his wife. It is because of the close bond the two shared that George must be the one to do it, as Candy should have with his dog.
 

cristina v #330087
Jun 25, 2013 8:09 AM

Report abuse

comparison essay about George and Lennie throughout the book Of Mice and Men

Source(s): Book Of Mice and Men

 

Join for free to answer this question.

Existing Users

New Users

Yes No

Of Mice and Men Essays and Related Content