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Comparisons and Foreshadowing

Comparisons and Foreshadowing the deaths of Candy's dog and Lennie
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Crysten King

on 22 March 2011

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Transcript of Comparisons and Foreshadowing

Comparison & Foreshadowing Between Lennie & Candy's dog Comparisons Between Lennie
and Candy's Dog They are both in a way "useless/weak"
They both aren't particularly wanted
They are both put to death so they don't suffer
They've both been around for a long time Quotes Showing These Comparisons "He can't think of nothing to do himself..." p. 39
" 'Course Lennie's a God damn nuisance most of the time...but you get used tto goin' around with a guy an' you can't get rid of him." p. 41
"Well - hell! I had him so long." p. 44
"This ol' dog jus' suffers hisself all the time." p. 45 Actions Showing These Comparisons Both follow around someone (ex. Lennie follows George, the dog follows Candy)
Both have been with their companion for a long while
Both are very obedient & do what they're told
Neither of them know better
They are bothvery innocent & mean no harm Comparisons Bewteen the Situations Quotes Showing These Comparisons Both killed in order to ease pain
Its obvious that it's their time to go
Both get shot in the back of the head
Lennie is shot by his friend while the dog is shot by complete strangers
George and Candy both are extremely upset although they know they had to do it "The way I'd shoot him, he wouldn't feel nothing. I'd put the gun right there. Right back of the head." p. 45
"I oughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog." p. 61
"You hadda, George. I swear you hadda." p. 107 Actions Showing These Comparisons Instead of letting Lennie get shot by strangers, George knew he had to do it himself
Both the dog and Lennie were shot in the back of the head so they wouldn't feel anything
Motives for shooting Lennie and the dog were the same
More Actions... Everyone besides George and Candy were comfortable with the deaths
Both men were convinced by others that Lennie and the dog must die
Both the dog and Lennie were only causing themselves trouble
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