Of Mice and Men

Why does Carlson get the last word?

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I suppose that Carlson represents a man intrenched in the system. He cares little for Candy's feelings over shooting the dog just as he cares little for seeing Lennie's dead body. He cannot understand why George and Slim might be upset,

"Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?"(pg. 107)