shooting of candy's dog

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  • shooting of candy's dog
    • shooting in the back of the head
      • how George shot Lennie
        • identical deaths
          • reflects on the way his murder carried out
          • necessary to kill lennie
            • reader understands it was kinder for lennie die than live
              • reinforces best death for lennie
      • foreshadows what happens to Lennie at the end
        • necessary to kill lennie
          • reader understands it was kinder for lennie die than live
            • reinforces best death for lennie
        • create sense of expectation + tension
          • heightens tension
    • first solution is to kill him
      • no other compromises
    • men have become desensitised to aggression
    • mimics candy himself
    • kill the dog mercifully
    • "quiver"
      • "quivering"
        • link between the words = shows how pointless lennie's death is
      • link between the words = shows how pointless lennie's death is
    • "quivering"
      • links in language
      • animalistic imagery
        • intensifies the link between lennie + candy's dog

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