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Of mice and men, candy?

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1492155091 | Category: Church turing thesis artificial intelligence

e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Candy is a somewhat lonely, worn-out ranch hand who temporarily enjoys the dream of owning some property with George and Lennie. Good-natured and kind, Candy works on the ranch cleaning up the bunk-house because he has only one hand and, besides that, he is a bit too old to hump barley bags.

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    brownswan876 18 Jan 2017 04:56

    Well, Steinbeck simply refers to her as "Curley s wife"; we never learn her name. This suggests she is like property as a result of their matrimony. Also: "Of Mice and Men is not kind in its portrayal of women. In fact, women are treated with contempt throughout the course of the book. Steinbeck generally depicts women as troublemakers who bring ruin on men and drive them mad. Curley’s wife, who walks the ranch as a temptress, seems to be a prime example of this destructive tendency—Curley’s already bad temper has only worsened since their wedding. Aside from wearisome wives, Of Mice and Men offers limited, rather misogynistic, descriptions of women who are either dead maternal figures or prostitutes. Despite Steinbeck’s rendering, Curley’s wife emerges as a relatively complex and interesting character. Although her purpose is rather simple in the book’s opening pages—she is the “tramp,” “tart,” and “*****” that threatens to destroy male happiness and longevity—her appearances later in the novella become more complex. When she confronts Lennie, Candy, and Crooks in the stable, she admits to feeling a kind of shameless dissatisfaction with her life. Her vulnerability at this moment and later—when she admits to Lennie her dream of becoming a movie star—makes her utterly human and much more interesting than the stereotypical vixen in fancy red shoes. However, it also reinforces the novella’s grim worldview. In her moment of greatest vulnerability, Curley’s wife seeks out even greater weaknesses in others, preying upon Lennie’s mental handicap, Candy’s debilitating age, and the color of Crooks’s skin in order to steel herself against harm."

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    ticklishmeercat616 18 Jan 2017 08:08

    "Should of shot that dog myself" - George kills Lenny at the end, relates to Candy. Around page 65 i think? Depends what book. Candy dresses like a poor old man however he has nothing to spend his money on besides when the boss fires him as he is useless with one hand and old. Love that book, it was part of my English exams and got a A on it ;)