What drove Candy to defy the trust his loyal companion of years?
Candy knew that his pet had limited time left in his life, and after he passed, who would Candy have to call a friend?
right there, why he’d never know what hit him”(45).
Carlson even offers to give him a new dog to replace the one that he is about to destroy.
Candy loves his dog with all of his heart; it has been his best friend for years and according to Candy he has “Had him since he was a pup.
I herded sheep with him.” (44) Even though he cannot run as fast as in his prime or herd sheep like he did when he was younger Candy loves him just the same.Together, as they travel from place to place looking for their chance at making their dream a reality, they use each other’s strong points to help them complete the task.Without one another the two characters would have absolutely no chance at success, for what one is lacking the other has an ample amount of.This novel shows the reader the true animalistic nature of all humans through the use of highly developed characters as well a thoroughly developed story line.George is not a strong man physically, but what he is lacking physically he makes up for in his mentality.This is Lennie’s chance to pay George back for all of the kindness that he has had bestowed upon him out of his true love and loyalty towards George.When they arrive at the ranch where they will be working the first person that they meet is an older gentleman named Candy.The name “Candy” is an interesting one for this character though.When you think of candy you see children eating it while running around in the yard having a good time without a care in the world.Candy has lived a long and hard life on the ranch and has nothing to show for it.During his time on the ranch he has lost his hand, grown old, and feels that he has become worthless.