Of Mice and Men

What ideas about discrimination based on age are seen in the novel Of Mice and Men?

By John Steinbeck

How do the characters tell us about discrimination based on age? especially Candy.

Hidden ideas/ techniques e.g. shooting Candy`s dog is foreshadowing what will happen to Candy when he is old.

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The ideas based on age discrimination are indeed centred around the character of Candy. He is old, lame and not needed. His worth is measured by only what he can physically do around the ranch. The shooting of Candy's dog may foreshadow Candy's less than dignified future of being let go by the ranch.

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