California Vs George Milton Research Paper

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The State of California v. George Milton Dear ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I ask you to do one thing, imagine. Imagine you were in a foreign country with no money, friends, or possessions. Imagine you cannot speak the language and the culture is completely different than your natural environment. Imagine you have no control over your strength and you share your emotions in a dissimilar way. Imagine you are always dependent on someone else; you shadow their every step and word. You are now in the giant shoes of Lennie Smalls; he has a retardation (autism) that makes him unique and stand out of the run-of-the-mill crowd. On the day the horrific homicide took place, George Milton, the suspect, stole not only a Ruger gun but also an innocent…show more content…
In other words, George Milton did not gain any advantages with having Lennie follow him from job to job. So why did George drag Lennie around everywhere? Jurors, please keep in mind that George and Lennie labeled each other as friends, but by definition “friends” means: (1) one attached to another by affection or esteem, or (2) one that is not hostile. If we look at this definition in context with George and Lennie, we can see on numerous occasions where George could be seen giving false information, berating, downgrading, and threatening Lennie. George viscously gnarled at the poor Lennie, “You gonna give me that mouse or do I have to sock you” (Steinbeck )? As it could be seen, Lennie had to constantly deal with the harsh verbal abuse and sometime physical violence. George knew that his tormenting actions and exploitations were hurting Lennie, yet he continued his ways. On another occasion George could be seen screaming “So you forgot that awready, did you? I gotta tell you again, do I” (Steinbeck )? Why would you maliciously attack the memory of an autistic/mentally handicapped individual? The signs point towards budding hate and annoyance between the two companions. Looking at the murder scenario and evidence, George deliberately murdered his friend in cold blood. In summary, George intentionally snuffed another life; he should have
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