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    I'm studying... English literature,english language,history,maths,additiona l science,r.s,

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    (Original post by amelia may)
    I'm studying... English literature,english language,history,maths,additiona l science,r.s,

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    hi amelia

    im an AS level student. I'm studying english literature A-level. i got A* in english language and english literature @ gcse, so if u need any help, lemme know
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    Awesome thanks so much. Do you think you could give your opinion on an essay i have done on of mice and men?
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    Awesome thanks so much. Do you think you could give your opinion on an essay i have done on of mice and men?

    yh sure. just send it thru and i'll hav a look over it. my essay question on of mice and men was so easy. it was ' how does steinbeck present the theme of loneliness in of mice and men?'
    that was the best question ever. so yh, just give me ur essay and i 'll read thru
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    How important is Candy to the novel,with reference to social and historical background of "of mice and men" [20 marks]

    Steinbeck uses Candy to represent his ideas of fear and loneliness, which were common feelings due to the amount of discrimination in society at the time.

    He is introduced to us to as a kind man, who is enthusiastic to show Lennie and 'George around the ranch. He is also keen on filling them in on all the gossip and trivial drama that occurs. His opinion on Curley and his wife are more or less negative " Curley's married a tart" suggesting they're not friends. which is perfectly representative of the lack of friendships that men in the 1930s had. this was because men moved around a lot to find work during the depression, which meant none of them were especially close .

    In part three we see an extension of candy kindness when he offers to pitch in his savings, in order to be included in George and Lennie's dream. His willingness to do so shows his instant determination to latch onto the first opportunity to leave the ranch and fulfil his typical american dream.The quote "they'll can me purty soon" shows that candy is aware of and accepts his connotations of being worthless. He gains these connotation because of the ageism that was ever so common in the 1930's. Steinbeck includes this idea to show the position of old people at the time, and there position in society.Therefore we see candy representing ideas of desperation to feel worth and fear of what is yet to come.

    Candy's major downfall of emotions occurs in part three, as Carlson begins to question the importance of his "old" "smelly" dog. Candy remains calm but is ultimately defensive of his dog saying he's "had him since a pup".This quote shows the companionship between candy and the dog ,there is a possibility that the isolation he receives from the other men on the ranch, because of his old age, could be bearable as he still has his dog.this links back to the idea that none of the men have real bonds because they are constantly moving around looking for work during th depression.

    Candy has a Major role within the story and has been put there for a very good reason. Candy's relationship with his dog is also very important being as it is very similar to George’s and Lennie’s. especially when you compare the quotes "well hell i had him so long" (Candy) and "Had him so long" (George), The two quotes are inexplicably similar. this leads to Steinbecks foreshadowing of what happens to the dog. which makes it very easy for us as readers to predict the ending of the book which Steinbeck has done very creatively.

    Candy dog is very important when analysing candy character.‘That dog ain’t no good to himself I wisht somebody’d shoot me if I got an’ a cripple’ When Carlson said this he wasn’t actually talking about Candy he was talking about his dog. although we as the reader can tell he is referring to candy . This supports the idea that the members of the ranch don’t care about him and basically states there is no point in him being alive. They use the dog to express their feelings towards Candy.

    at the end of the novel we see the ultimate deterioration of candy's hope and outlook on his future. After Lennie is killed Candy is distraught about the dream being obliterated along with his hope. Whereas the other men all mourn the death of Lennie. this could suggest that candy saw Lennie's death as inevitable, and therefore it didn't phase him. On the other hand this could be Steinbeck trying to contrast candy against all the other men by presenting their differences, and confirming all the previous ideas of Candy being an outcast because of his age.

    Thank you so much
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    (Original post by amelia may)
    How important is Candy to the novel,with reference to social and historical background of "of mice and men" [20 marks]

    Steinbeck uses Candy to represent his ideas of fear and loneliness, which were common feelings due to the amount of discrimination in society at the time.

    He is introduced to us to as a kind man, who is enthusiastic to show Lennie and 'George around the ranch. He is also keen on filling them in on all the gossip and trivial drama that occurs. His opinion on Curley and his wife are more or less negative " Curley's married a tart" suggesting they're not friends. which is perfectly representative of the lack of friendships that men in the 1930s had. this was because men moved around a lot to find work during the depression, which meant none of them were especially close .

    In part three we see an extension of candy kindness when he offers to pitch in his savings, in order to be included in George and Lennie's dream. His willingness to do so shows his instant determination to latch onto the first opportunity to leave the ranch and fulfil his typical american dream.The quote "they'll can me purty soon" shows that candy is aware of and accepts his connotations of being worthless. He gains these connotation because of the ageism that was ever so common in the 1930's. Steinbeck includes this idea to show the position of old people at the time, and there position in society.Therefore we see candy representing ideas of desperation to feel worth and fear of what is yet to come.

    Candy's major downfall of emotions occurs in part three, as Carlson begins to question the importance of his "old" "smelly" dog. Candy remains calm but is ultimately defensive of his dog saying he's "had him since a pup".This quote shows the companionship between candy and the dog ,there is a possibility that the isolation he receives from the other men on the ranch, because of his old age, could be bearable as he still has his dog.this links back to the idea that none of the men have real bonds because they are constantly moving around looking for work during th depression.

    Candy has a Major role within the story and has been put there for a very good reason. Candy's relationship with his dog is also very important being as it is very similar to George’s and Lennie’s. especially when you compare the quotes "well hell i had him so long" (Candy) and "Had him so long" (George), The two quotes are inexplicably similar. this leads to Steinbecks foreshadowing of what happens to the dog. which makes it very easy for us as readers to predict the ending of the book which Steinbeck has done very creatively.

    Candy dog is very important when analysing candy character.‘That dog ain’t no good to himself I wisht somebody’d shoot me if I got an’ a cripple’ When Carlson said this he wasn’t actually talking about Candy he was talking about his dog. although we as the reader can tell he is referring to candy . This supports the idea that the members of the ranch don’t care about him and basically states there is no point in him being alive. They use the dog to express their feelings towards Candy.

    at the end of the novel we see the ultimate deterioration of candy's hope and outlook on his future. After Lennie is killed Candy is distraught about the dream being obliterated along with his hope. Whereas the other men all mourn the death of Lennie. this could suggest that candy saw Lennie's death as inevitable, and therefore it didn't phase him. On the other hand this could be Steinbeck trying to contrast candy against all the other men by presenting their differences, and confirming all the previous ideas of Candy being an outcast because of his age.

    Thank you so much

    before i even read to the end. u need to do a proper introduction. u've literally started ur essay by going straight into the main body. u need to give some back ground info first followed by a simple basic summary of the storyline so far up to where candy is introduced into the novel. then talk a bit about discrimination of society outside the text. (u can use wider reading to help you). after u do all of that, then u start talking about candy and his link with george and lennieand then u develop ur ideas about fear and loneliness.

    so for now, fix up with the introduction because the intro is what engages the examiner into ur essay

    tip: talk about candy's character in the introduction and how steinbeck presents him. refer to his dog as well because that dog is significant in the novel and in candy's life.
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