Analyation Of Candy In Of Mice And — страница 2

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Candy betrayed his oldest friend. This situation is ironic; Candy permitted the death of his best friend in order to gain the friendship of the other workers. His notion backfired because not only did he loose his best friend, he gained nothing but heartache from it. Worthless and alone, Candy now felt he didn?t have a single important thing. Candy and his dog had the same relationship that George and Lennie had shared for so many years. While Lennie had George and the ranchers had each other, Candy did not have anybody and this put him in a condition of sorrow and depression. Candy?s loneliness greatly is demonstrated when Candy is in the bunkhouse with George and Lennie and they are discussing the dream. Desperately, Candy explains how he wants to become a part of it. Candy is

so depressed that he puts himself into a state of solitude. He is allowed to go out with the other guys, but he always refuses due to so because of his negative mind frame towards himself. Candy thinks that no one wants to be friends with him because of his disability. Eventually, he tries to find a friendship by attempting to join the dream of George and Lennie. Their dream is to own and run their own little ranch where they ?can live off the fat of the land.? This is one of Candy?s desperate attempts to find a place in society and meaning in life. Candy offered his money and what little abilities he had to become a part of George and Lennie?s friendship and dream. “I?ll wash dishes an? little chicken stuff like that. But I?ll be on your own place, an? I?ll be let to work on

our own place.” Candy was attempting to overcome his loneliness and regain a positive outlook by looking for which would enable him to get involved with other ranchers. Candy may have been sad and lonely because he was in search of the right person to be friends with. It is also ironic that the reason Candy got involved in the dream is because of the death of a friend (his dog). The dream is later shattered by the death of another friend (Lennie). Parallelism and foreshadowing is also greatly exhibited between Lennie and Candy?s old dog. Lennie and the dog are both mentally slow. Both Lennie and the dog are shot in the back of the head. Both Lennie and Curly loose their best friends and their dreams. As much as their deaths are similar, they are totally different. Candy?s poor

old dog was led out by a stranger and shot in the back of the head. George, Lennie’s best friend shot him in the back of the head. Candy should have shot his best friend himself and he knows it. Candy regrets not giving his dog the respect of a proper death. George killing Lennie is actually a resolution to Candy?s mistake. ?I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn?t ought to let no stranger shoot my dog.? The only other characters in the book shared the same interests and/or dreams as Candy did were Lennie and George. This is why Candy tried so hard to gain the attention and friendship of Lennie and George. He offers everything that he had to support the friendship including money, but money will never buy genuine friendship. “Maybe if I give you money, you?ll

let me hoe in the garden even though I ain?t no good at it.” All of these characters are similar because, not only were they affected by loneliness, they were all in pursuit of a dream that could never be caught. Candy was the perfect example of the themes: loneliness, isolation, and insecurity.