What kind of accident did Candy lose his hand in?
In Of Mice and Men, George feels anguish after killing Lennie, but he knows that killing Lennie was the most humane thing to do. In killing Lennie, George loses both a friend and a representation of his dreams.
Carlson wants to put Candy’s dog out of its misery. Candy wants the dog to remain alive.
Candy lost his right hand in an unfortunate farm accident and has been reduced to the lowly status of a swamper ever since. Candy is also known to scratch his stump whenever he gets nervous and understands that he does not have much time left working on the ranch before he is let go.
What happened to the old Swampers hand?
One of the oldest workers on the ranch, Candy lost one of his hands in a work related accident. Candy’s biggest fear is that when he outlives his usefulness he will be kicked off the ranch and have no place to go.