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Candy And His Dog Essay

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In the novel of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, a lot of themes are shown for example: friendship, sacrifice, loneliness and insecurities. These themes are exactly the ones for the scene of Candy and His dog. Candy is an old man, lonely and insecure man just like his old dog. They rely a lot on each other. They only have each other and it has been that way for a long time but it will change through progress.

The death of Candy’s dog is symbolic for Lennie’s. The dog was Candy’s best friend and Lennie was Georges’ best friend. In both of these cases, they relied to each other and didn’t care about what people said. For instance, Candy’s dog is old and is disliked by everyone, but Candy doesn’t care. ‘’Carlson says: god awmighty, that dog stinks.’’ And Candy doesn’t care what they all say for example: ‘’ Well hell! I had him for so long. Had him since he was a pup. I he...

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