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Why does Carlson want to shoot Candy's dog?

 

stefanie m #193645
Jul 27, 2011 8:03 PM

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Why does Carlson want to shoot Candy's dog?

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Aslan
Jul 27, 2011 8:41 PM

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Candy's dog is old and it smells up the cabin. The dog is lame and is no longer "good for anything". The dog, of course, symbolizes Candy who is old and also not considered useful.
 

tracey l #96417
Aug 04, 2011 11:36 PM

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Carlson can see that the dog has served its usefulness, and is not living any kind of life-

'Look, Candy. This ol' dog jus' sufferes hisself all the time'

He is also aware that the dog is a burden who impinges on the quality of the men's lives-

'God Awmighty that dog stinks!'

The dog is very much symbolic of Lennie to George, a faithful but terrible burden.

Source(s): 'Of Mice and Men' - J Steinbeck

 

singh s #338396
Sep 27, 2013 2:07 PM

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should candy'dog be shot?
 

caroline k #342167
Oct 22, 2013 4:41 PM

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Carlson can see that the dog has served its usefulness, and is not living any kind of life-

'Look, Candy. This ol' dog jus' sufferes hisself all the time'

He is also aware that the dog is a burden who impinges on the quality of the men's lives-

'God Awmighty that dog stinks!'

The dog is very much symbolic of Lennie to George, a faithful but terrible burden.
Source(s): 'Of Mice and Men' - J Steinbeck
 

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