Carlson of mice and men

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Why does Carlson insist on shooting Candys dog? (Of Mice & Men) (1652 people answered this)

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Of Mice and Men Steinbeck's Characterisation Part 2 Carlson and Slim

Carlson Of Mice and Men

Alone in the bunkhouse, George thanks Slim for giving Lennie a pup. Slim comments on Lennie's ability to work hard and mentions that it is obvious Lennie is not too bright. Slim then asks why Lennie and George go around together because most of the ranch hands he's seen are always alone and "[n]ever seem to give a damn about nobody. Feeling comfortable with Slim, George explains that he knew Lennie's aunt. After her death, Lennie just naturally began staying with George and following him around.

We learn about all we need to know from when he tells Slim, "Whyn't you get Candy to shoot his old dog and give him one of the pups to raise up? As Slim points out, he's actually right: "I wisht somebody'd shoot me if I get old an' a cripple" (3). Where Slim seems to understand and.
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George Milton. A migrant worker who travels from farm to farm with his mentally impaired friend Lennie during the Depression. The two dream of earning enough money to buy a small farm where Lennie can tend rabbits. By virtue of his mental superiority, George assumes a dominant role with Lennie, acting as a parent. Because Lennie tends to involve George in difficult predicaments, George must be responsible, level-headed and ready to deal with any tragedy that may arise. Despite the many problems that Lennie causes George, he stays with his simple-minded friend as a buffet against loneliness and he retains a palpable hope that the two will eventually leave the aimless life of a migrant worker to live a more fulfilling existence. Lennie Small.


  1. Yanella S. says:

    Character Analysis

  2. Lauro A. says:

    all the characters in Of Mice and Men. The Of Mice and Men characters covered include: Lennie, George, Candy, Curley's wife, Crooks, Curley, Slim, Carlson.

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  4. Chris C. says:

    by John Steinbeck

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