Analysis Of Lennie In Of Mice And Men

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Killing your own best friend would be an event that would haunt you for the rest of your life. In the book, “Of Mice and Men”, there is a special connection between Lennie and George, that in the end, is destroyed. From my own point of view, George's decision to shoot Lennie was for Lennie's own well being. The situation was unimaginable, but, if I were in the same position as George, I would have gone through with it for Lennie's sake. Not everything in this story should be so “black and white”, the circumstances change everything up completely, you have to think about the consequences of what would have happened to Lennie if he didn’t have George, and, how the other “options” George could have taken would have eventually played out.
The biggest problem many would have with Georges choice is if it was against morals. Was it right for George to kill another human? Even if it was the best thing for Lennie, would others accept the decision from a religious point of view? To me, doing something that drastic completely goes against my morals,
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Everyone has different morals, but, when the morals of right and wrong clash with how your heart feels about a situation, it’s best to go with how your heart feels. The men live in a completely different world than we do now, and honestly, I think that is one of the biggest factors of why I believe he made the right choice. If everyone still saw things as black and white I would most likely have a completely different point of view on this situation. George basically saw his past repeat itself when he found out Lennie harmed “another” woman. It is better to be safe than sorry, if George wouldn’t have been there for him to make the unthinkable decision to end his life, he most likely would have ended up being tortured and hated on by everyone around
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