Candy (Of Mice and Men)

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    • "out of the sleeve came a round stick-like wrist, but no hand"
      • This tells you Candy only has one hand.
        • This give the author an opportunity to show how handicapped people are discriminated
        • This means Candy has to have a different job as he is unable to lift with just one hand.
    • "stoop-shouldered old man"
      • This is a short description of Candy.
        • "Stoop-shouldered" means he is hunched over.
    • "The old swamper"
      • This doesn't just tell you that Candy is old but it tells you his job. A 'Swamper' would clean out the bunk house in which the men lived in.
        • Because of his disability Candy was unable to do the job that the rest of the men did. The boss wanted to get good use out of hi so used him as a swamper to clean up.
    • "At his heels there walked a drag-footed sheep dog"
      • This is the first time Candy's dog is mentioned.  The relationship between Candy and his dog is similar if not the same and George and Lenniie's
    • "'How'd you like the boss?' he asked"
      • This makes it seem like Candy is nosy and likes to know everyone's business.
    • "You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn't no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody'd shoot me. But they won't do nothing like that. I won't have no place to go, an' I can't get no more jobs."
      • This is Candy talking to George . He has realized that he has no importance on the farm anymore and that he is just like his dog which was shot.,
    • "I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog."
      • This was one of the most important quotes that Candy made. It foreshadowed the end of the story.
        • This quote foreshadows this due to the parallelism that is drawn between the relationship of Candy with his dog and the relationship of George with Lennie.
    • "Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He's alla time picking scraps with big guys. Kind of like he's mad at 'em because he ain't a big guy."
      • Candy knows everything about everyone on the ranch. He tells George what he needs to know about everyone. This is what he says about Curley.

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