English class took me here because I skipped to the end of the book 😂 I mean all he wanted to do was tend the ‘wabbits’ why would you shoot him? I mean apart from the fact that he deprived someone of their hand and killed their wife but still. Just let him tend the ‘wabbits’
As candy stated: i oughta shoot the dog myself, it symbolizes lennie and george in that situation. George knew that he would be killled by the hand of a stranger (Curley). George didn't want that to happen, so he shoots him before they did.
It was a mercy killing... Lennie would have definitely got the chair or the gas chamber, whatever they did in those in those days. Even if they locked him up it would have been no good. This way he was able to go out thinking about his dream. He was able to die free with his last thoughts of happpiness rather than being scared knowing he was going to die but not understanding why. And George had to be the one to do it just like Candy's dog candy wanted to be the one to put his dog down.
I just realized the foreshadow when they killed candy’s dog because they said that dog was no good to him but they been through everything together. just how Lennie was no good to him but they too have been through it all together I genuinely love this story nice and short and a good read.
i like that it was rushed. it’s more realistic. this was the hardest thing george ever had to do, so ofc he’d want to do it as fast as possible. plus he wanted lennie to die happy, thinking abt a future life for him and george.
Men and women have at their disposal an array of resources for generating greater knowledge of truth so that their lives may be ever more human. Among these is philosophy, which is directly concerned with asking the question of lifes meaning and sketching an answer to it. Philosophy emerges, then, as one of noblest of human tasks. According to its Greek etymology, the term philosophy means "love of wisdom". Born and nurtured when the human being first asked questions about the reason for things and their purpose, philosophy shows in different modes and forms that the desire for truth is part of human nature itself. It is an innate property of human reason to ask why things are as they are, even though the answers which gradually emerge are set within a horizon which reveals how the different human cultures are complementary.
Philosophys powerful influence on the formation and development of the cultures of the West should not obscure the influence it has also had upon the ways of understanding existence found in the East. Every people has its own native and seminal wisdom which, as a true cultural treasure, tends to find voice and develop in forms which are genuinely philosophical. One example of this is the basic form of philosophical knowledge which is evident to this day in the postulates which inspire national and international legal systems in regulating the life of society.
Nonetheless, it is true that a single term conceals a variety of meanings. Hence the need for a preliminary clarification. Driven by the desire to discover the ultimate truth of existence, human beings seek to acquire those universal elements of knowledge which enable them to understand themselves better and to advance in their own self-realization. These fundamental elements of knowledge spring from the wonder awakened in them by the contemplation of creation: human beings are astonished to discover themselves as part of the world, in a relationship with others like them, all sharing a common destiny. Here begins, then, the journey which will lead them to discover ever new frontiers of knowledge. Without wonder, men and women would lapse into deadening routine and little by little would become incapable of a life which is genuinely personal.