yet, even at their weakest, they seek to destroy those who are even weaker than they.
yet, even at their weakest, they seek to destroy those who are even weaker than they.Perhaps the most powerful example of this cruel tendency is when Crooks criticizes Lennie’s dream of the farm and his dependence on George.
Curleys Wife’s flirtatious acts and the brothels illustrates that women weren’t seen as companion but only for pleasure.
Additionally, She is often referred to as jailbait and tart by George and Candy.
Candy handicapped and old realises that he, like his dog, has become useless and as curleys wife says ‘this countries fulla mutts’ Steinbeck uses his animal imagery here as a metaphor that America was full of Men eager to find a job vacancy.
George and Lennie have the most powerful relationship in the novel, As Lennie says numerous times ‘i got you an you got me’ They have each other in time where families were torn apart .
However candy loses his relationship when unfeeling Carlson persists to put the dog down and Candy is forced to agree.
This conveys Steinbeck’s ultimate message about relationships.
this also explains why she’s always flirting with the ranch men, because Curley doesn’t give her enough attention to satisfy her.
We also learn that the workers go into town to ‘susys place’.
They are transitory, bound to fail in the predatory world they live in.
Moreover it adumbrates that Lennie is going to die as he resembled the dog.