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What judgement might we make about Carlson's sensitvity?no

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bobmelvin | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 13, 2007 at 8:11 AM via web

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What judgement might we make about Carlson's sensitvity?

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brendawm | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted October 13, 2007 at 8:39 AM (Answer #2)

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To put it bluntly, Carlson has no sensitivity. He is arrogant and has no sensitivity toward Candy's dog or the fact that the dog might mean something to Candy and that the animal's death will be difficult for the man, no matter the circumstances.  His insensitivity borders on cruel and violent to the point of fanaticism.  He is hopelessly callous and demonstrates it best in the end when he questions Slim's sensitivity toward George after Lennie's death.  In fact, there is no contribution to the group made by this man that isn't destructive.  Check the link below.  I promise this is a very accurate view of Carlson.  Brenda

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