Character Analysis

Carlson may be the least interesting important character. 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? I can smell that dog a mile away. Got no teeth, damn near blind, can't eat. Candy feeds him milk. He can't chew nothing else" (2.193). And later, he really hammers it home: "He ain't no good to you, Candy. An' he ain't no good to…


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