Of Mice and Men- Candy

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Key Points:

  • Candy, when he is first introduced, is described as a "tall, stoop-shouldered old man", it is also added that he lost his right hand while working on the ranch and now only cleans the bunkhouse.
  • His primary purpose in the novel is to represent social discrimination,especially with age and hanicaps, as he shows what happens to all old people in the American Depression; they get thrown away and deemed no longer useful.
  • Candy's biggest fear is that once he isn't able to clean he will be 'disposed of' like his dog, as he was no longer useful.
  • Candy and his dog


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