What reasons does Carlson give for wanting Candy’s dog shot?

What reasons does Carlson give for wanting Candy’s dog shot?

What reasons does Carlson give for wanting Candy’s dog shot?

What reasons does Carlson give for wanting Candy’s dog shot?

In the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck, the author uses the dog to illustrate some of the main fears in America in the time of the great depression. These fears of joblessness and poverty were much worse for people (like Candy and some of the others) who were approaching old age with no retirement money and no-one close to them who cared that they lived out their old age in dignity and comfort. Everyone hates the fear of being a burden, even – or especially – on their loved ones, so most workers would rather keep their health and strength so they can be, and feel that they are, useful. Candy’s dog is probably incontinent and getting close to the time when it can’t do anything for itself – there is a horrible message in Carlson’s solution to being a ‘senior.’
What reasons does Carlson give for wanting Candy’s dog shot?
What reasons does Carlson give for wanting Candy’s dog shot?
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What reasons does Carlson give for wanting Candy’s dog shot?
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