Candy is an old man who lives on a ranch. He lost one hand in the past because of an accident. Now he feels useless, and he is afraid that the owner will make him leave the ranch. When George arrives, Candy believes in the man’s dream to build a free farm, and Candy decides to give money to make this dream come true. His desire to live in an ideal farm distracts him from severe reality. It shows that Candy believes in a world that is kinder than the one he lived in. His old dog symbolizes an inevitable death of useless people.
Candy in the Essays