” candy reluctantly agrees to let carlson shoot his dog if this scene was left out we would not understand why george would even consider killing lennie and we would get the impression that george carried it out in cold blood and did not care. Candy realizes that his fate is to be put on the roadside as soon as he's no longer useful his ranch boss won't treat him any differently than his dog candy is actually worse off: unlike his dog, he's emotionally destroyed by the whole business. It was almost inevitable that candy would lose and his dog would have been killed this is because candy is an old man, on his own and was faced with a group of younger and stronger men with many reasons to kill his dog.
The timeline below shows where the symbol candy's dog appears in of mice and men the colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance the colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Shooting of candy s dog and shooting of lennie why is the killing of candy’s dog a significant incident in the novel as carlson first initiates shooting candy’s dog , candy is described to be extremely uneasy and tries to avoid the situation, “i had him so long.
Carlson wants to shoot candy's dog beause he is old, ill, smelly, and a hinderance to have around to feed these reasons justify the shooting because carlson only wants to end candy's dog misery. It is in the second chapter that it is first brought up about candy’s dog being shot it is carson that initiates the argument his first reason for killing candy’s dog was that it smelt saying “it stinks like hell” and “i can smell that dog a mile away.