The leader of the workers, Curley, wanted to make Lennie pay for killing his wife. Curley decreed that if Lennie was found to shoot him in the stomach and let his guts spill out. This would make his death long and painful. George couldn’t bear to watch Lennie being tortured by the workers like this so he pulled out Carlson’s Luger and placed a bullet into his head, ending his life in the quickest way possible. All in all, George’s decision to kill Lennie was justified by the fact that George was Lennie’s keeper, there was no possible way to save Lennie, and he didn’t want Lennie’s death to be slow and
One piece of evidence that supports this claim is from “Ohio Man’s Shooting Of Ailing Wife Raises Questions About ‘Mercy Killings.” One quote is “...meant only to end the suffering of his wife, Barbara, 65.” This relates to Of Mice and Men because she was going to die anyway and he wanted to end her suffering. This is exactly what George wanted for Lennie. If he didn’t kill him Curley would’ve killed him and then he would’ve died without dignity. There are two reasons Curley wants to kill Lennie. The first reason is because he is a big guy, and Curley hates big guys.
He knew that if Curley found George with Lennie, Curley would have thought that George in on the plan the entire time. This is why Curley says “You George! You stick with us so we don’t think you had nothin’ to do with this”(Steinbeck 98). Though some may say that George shouldn’t have killed Lennie only because he didn’t want Curley to do it, George knew and understood how Candy felt when Carlson killed his dog. Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself.
Dally is expressing this to Ponyboy because he knows Johnny is going to die and that he can’t live without Johnny. “Oh, Damnit, Johnny, don’t die, please don’t die…” (p 149). Once Johnny dies, Dally dashes out and gets the police to shoot him in front of the gang, “he was dead before he even hit the ground. But I knew that was what he wanted.” (p 154) Like George, Dally died because the one person he loved died and he couldn’t live without love. But unlike Dally, George didn’t choose to die.
Now that there had been a serious casualty, Lennie's problems couldn't be ignored. Curly took the rest of the farm hands with him on the quest to kill Lennie. "'I'm gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand" (98). There was no way to escape from those men. With Curly's wife's blood on his hands, Lennie would die at the hands of Curly, but George killed him quickly and painlessly.
While doing this, his brother was there helping him the whole time. The one reason Doodle’s brother decided to help was because he was ashamed that his brother could not do anything. Emotions changed the narrator and made him feel something that lead to an opportunity. That opportunity was helping Doodle be normal and it changed him and his family’s emotions for the better. Waiting for the worst to happen will not get anyone anywhere.
96). Curly is then enveloped in a state of rage that can not be changed, Curly has dedicated himself and the rest of the ranch hands to killing Lennie. George realizes the severity of the problem and is forced to make a quick decision that would save Lennie from an excruciating death. In the novel it says, “From the distance came the sound of men shouting to one another. George turned his head and listened to the shouts,” this shows the urgency of the situation and how the death of Lennie was impossible to veer from (pg.
AS a reader, you know Lennie had no gun he just ran away like a scared kid. George stole it because he knew If he didn’t Curley would. He just wanted the best for Lennie and he felt him, killing him in a simple way that he wouldn 't see coming would be the best way to kill him. Another example of his death being foreshowed is Curly hated Lennie and after finding his wife his anger and hatred just grew. "Curly came suddenly to life, ' 'I know who done it, ' ' he cried, ' ' That big [guy], don it. '
The court was so fearful of the devil and of witches that they killed many people without any real evidence. John Proctor was accused of witchcraft; he had a chance to save his life but knew it was not the right thing to do. In order to save his family and clean his conscience, Proctor accepted his fate and chose to be
George knew shooting Lennie where he did, was the best thing for Lennie, and that’s what friends do. George knew that if he didn’t kill him then he would end up suffering and he didn’t want to put his best friend through that. Earlier in the book, Candy had an old dog and Carlson shot it because it was suffering and blind and deaf. After Carlson had shot the him, Candy wished he would have done it. He wanted to be there until the very end to show his loyalty and respect for this dog.