If George finds out he won't let me tend the rabbits.
In chapter 1, we are first introduced to the heron. The heron swoops down into the river while George and Lennie walk down the path from the direction of the state highway. We are then furthermore introduced to the snake. However, all the snake does is slither away. But why do they show this? They show tell of this scene especially to foreshadow the end of the book. Where the snake and heron are introduced again, and where Lennie and George reconvene at the exact same spot. A theme for this may be that opposites attract.
George, tell me about your 50 bucks.
According to Carlson Candy's dog was old, useless, and smelly. For this reason Carlson takes the dog and shoots him right in the back of the head. But why doesn't Candy kill him? Candy regrets this and further explains that he should have done it himself. However, there's much more meaning to this. Candy's dog represent Lennie (useless), and Carlson represents George. A crucial part because much like the last scene it is foreshadowing what will happen to Lennie. That's why the theme is even friends turn on each other.
When Curley's wife allows Lennie to touch her hair we are able to truly smell trouble, especially after discovering what happened in Weed. Once Lennie touches her hair, he can't let go. And Curley's wives fighting makes it worse. In the end she breaks her neck and dies. By the use of imagery we are truly able to see how destructive Lennie truly his. The authors use of descriptive words helps us to further understand this. Imagery also supports the theme that even those who seem good on the outside are truly evil on the inside.
Because of the event that happened in the last scene, Lennie is forced to run away. But George knows in his heart that if he doesn't't kill Lennie, the others will. So he listens to Candy's advice and kills him himself. In this scene we also learn that the heron kills the snake. A very evil creature. This is why Lennie and the snake are similar. Using irony, we are able to learn that Lennie is as evil as a snake. Especially after all he has done. The theme for this scene is that sometimes doing what you want may not be best for everyone.