That ain’t no good” (97). By shooting Lennie, George tries to spare him the pain of rotting away in a jail cell or the agony of Curley attacking him. Additionally, George doesn’t want Lennie to be scared, he wants Lennie to be happy before he died. George felt that it was better that he was the one to do it. Similarly, when Candy lets Carlson shoot his dog he immediately regrets it, “[he] oughta shot that dog [himself]... [he] shouldn’t outta of let no stranger shoot [his] dog” (61).
Although it doesn’t sound like a sacrifice, it is. George had to kill Lennie to avoid being confronted by Curley and Carlson, who were both set on killing Lennie themselves. George knows that when he kills Lennie that he and Lennie will finally be at peace, when he quotes on page 106, “No Lennie, look down there acrost the river, like you can almost see the place.” This shows how George knows that when Lennie dies, he will live on in the peaceful place that he and George had imagined. George had to sacrifice Lennie for his own well being, and it was definitely not an easy thing to do, especially considering everything they had been through. Life isn’t always fair for people.
My first reason George should have shot Lennie is that Lennie would have suffered because Curley would have only shot him in the gut and let him die slowly. My quote from the book is, "Don 't shoot 'im?" Curley cried. "He got Carlson 's Luger. 'Course we 'll shoot 'im."
George also killed him because he didn’t want to regret not killing Lennie himself rather than someone else killing him that wouldn’t have cared. Killing Lennie is the best option George had. Because it was only for Lennie good so that he wouldn’t have to suffer. This story of Lennie and George is relevant to today because we all have someone that we really care about that you would do anything for them. Just like George did for Lennie it shows use friendship, caring, and
He di’nt know what he was doin’’” (98). This is just one instance where George is trying to protect Lennie. George just wants Lennie to be happy throughout his whole life. However, this does seem like George is trying ti protect Lennie, George wants to kill Lennie himself to be rid of all his problems. In chapter five, George agrees with Slim that Lennie should die.
Killing someone or even a friend doesn’t sound good at all which it isn’t. George just didn’t want Lennie to suffer which is why he killed him. He knew Curly would’ve taken it upon himself and would’ve done anything to torture Lennie. “He looked at the back of Lennie’s head, at the place where the spine and skull were joined”(105). George picks that spot on Lennie’s head to shoot him because he knows it won’t hurt him and he knows that he won’t suffer that way.
Tybalt’s death “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger” said by Buddha. Referring to Tybalt he does let his anger decide his actions and leads him to bad situations, even though he may not notice it he gets himself killed later on. He does not think things through all the way and makes terrible mistakes but doesn 't care. So Tybalt’s anger punishes him by killing him. In William Shakespeare’s The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt was the cause of his own life because Tybalt has a listening problem, Tybalt has anger issues and Tybalt has grudges.
Would you sacrifice a fun life to take care of a person you loved? In the story “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, two opposites, George and Lennie, act as brothers. These characters will face more than a few lamentations with other characters throughout the whole story. Although George will show acts of kindness and acts of sympathy toward others, he mostly acts rude and aggressive toward others. One reason George can be viewed as aggressive towards Lennie is because George fees the need to make it so Lennie does not have to say anything.
In a sense George puts down Lennie for his own safety too because if he had of remained alive he would've most likely suffered a worser fate. Steinbeck further presents the idea of Lennie being "put down" when Candys dog is shot by Carlson. This foreshadows Lennies fate as the dog is shot just as Lennie is at the end of the novella. This could of influenced George's decision to kill Lennie, as he see's Candys dog being shot and he see's the aftermath of the effect that it has on candy. I think this will of made George's decision easier as he knows that it's the best thing for Lennie.
Romeo was in a hurry to see if his wife had really died, but in reality he just killed her, because it was fate. Some people might say that he didn’t have to kill himself he choose to do it, but in his world he did because he felt like he couldn’t live without her and if she was dead so was he. Some might also say that Romeo didn’t have to kill Tybalt, but they’re wrong because tybalt killed one of Romeo’s best friends and Romeo wasn’t just going to let that happen. In coming to conclusion it wasn’t free will that lead to the death of married couple, it was