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What is Candy's physical description (from Of Mice and Men) in 4 sentences? What is...

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sueee | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 15, 2009 at 6:31 AM via web

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What is Candy's physical description (from Of Mice and Men) in 4 sentences? What is his personality & some of his actions in 4 sentences?

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted January 22, 2010 at 8:55 AM (Answer #1)

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Candy is the old ranch hand who is unable to work anymore because of his mangled hand.  Here are some sentences that should be able to help you.

Candy is a lonely man.  The only thing he had in his life was his old dog that everyone made fun of because it stunk.  After the dog is shot and put out of its misery Candy cries.  He is then totally alone.

Candy is relatively meek and helpless when it comes to taking a stand against the other ranch hands.  Carlson pretty much bullies him into letting him take Candy's dog out and shooting him.  When Candy can't win he gives up and lies down in his bunk looking at the ceiling.  Later he feels guilty for not having been the one to shoot his own dog.

  Candy only has one hand because he lost his other on the ranch.  He works as a swamper cleaning out the bunkhouse.  He is old and not much good anymore.  Candy has whiskers for a beard.

 

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