How does Carlson exhibit the character trait of hope? Please proof read the following open ended answer:  Undoubtedly, Carlson, the character from Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck exhibits hope...

How does Carlson exhibit the character trait of hope? Please proof read the following open ended answer:

 

Undoubtedly, Carlson, the character from Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck exhibits hope as character strength. He showed up how much he cared for others by helping Candy’s dog. Candy, and old and physically handicapped, has an old dog. Carlson said “’He ain’t no good to you, Candy. An’ he ain’t no good to himself.’” (Steinbeck 44). He said this because, Candy is old and it is hard for him to look after the old dog. The dog on the other hand is suffering a lot because of his old age. He hence, wanted to kill the dog, so that the dog will be benefitted so does Candy. Carlson hoped for both Candy and his dog’s good future.

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Undoubtedly, Carlson, the character from Of Mice and Men, exhibits hope as a character strength. He showed how much he cared for others by helping Candy's dog. Candy who has grown old is physically handicapped. His dog has grown old and is suffering from his old age. Carlson points out that the dog is of no use to Candy, "He ain't no good to you, Candy. And he ain't no good to himself" (Steinbeck 44). Carlson is pointing out that Candy is old and it is hard for him to look after the old dog. On the other hand, the dog is suffering because of his old age. Carlson wanted to kill the dog for the old dog's sake and Candy's sake. Carlson is not cruel. He offers the old dog hope. He exhibits concern which proves his true sense of character.   

 

I edited you work. I hope this helps. I must admit that I had never thought of Carlson as expressing concern and hope. I can see it clearly now. 

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