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You Can See It Coming

If you have ever read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men I highly recommend reading it a second time.Thefirst time you read this Steinbeck grabs and pulls you into the story with his extensive use of and very complete descriptions of both people and places.The second time you read it you begin to pick up on some of the more intriguing plots within the story.With the death of Candy's dog he begins to realize that if he does not begin making plans for his future his fate may end up reflecting he dog's.It doesn't end with that.From this same realization and the conversations that follow foreshadow George killing Lennie himself as opposed to letting Curley find him at the end of the story.
Candy is an older man.One who is really getting up there in years.He won't be able to work on the ranch much longer.As Carlson states to Candy, "Got no teeth.He's all still with rheumatism.He ain't no good to you, Candy" (44).It's not like Candy would really need his teeth to do his job, but he does only have one hand.So when Candyfirst hears George talking about the stake of land he and Lennie would like to get he chimes in saying, "I ain't much good with on'y one hand.I lost my right hand right here on this ranch" (58).
Now Candy isn't about to just give up on his dog.He loves his dog and this can be seen as he states, "Well—hell!I had him so long.Had him since he was a pup" (44).After a few moments of discussion with Carlson and Slim he gives in, allowing Carlson to kill the dog with his Lugar .It didn't take too much convincing from the gentlemen until Candy gave in.What if the same comes of Candy with his job?When the boss decides Candy is too old to work or some younger guy comes looking for a job that will be the end of his employment and he knows it too, "I won't have no place to go, an' I ca…


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