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.
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.
But he lets Johnny in and for the first time ever he has someone to love. Once Johnny starts to die Dally is devastated and tells Ponyboy, “You look out for yourself and nothing can touch you…” (p 147). 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…”
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.
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. 107). George’s actions show the love that contains for Lennie. The death of Lennie was an inescapable act that required a well thought out expeditious
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. ' ' I know he done 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
If Curley got his hands on Lennie, he might have been shot in a different part of his body, which would lead to a slow painful death. 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.
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck takes place in the state of California. The story tells about the journey of two migrant workers named George and Lennie. At the end of the story, George is faced with a very difficult decision. George ends up doing what he thinks is the correct choice, which leads to the death of his best friend, Lennie.
Justice Overrules Morals Should justice be more important than human decency? Lennie and George’s love, brotherhood and friendship is more important than Curley’s definition of justice. Justice isn’t always the same in every scenario but Curley didn’t comprehend that. George should have done more to protect his friend who is almost the same as a brother to him. When will people realize that special needs is not a burden but rather a blessing to be able to better understand other humans.
In Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, some people think that George killing Lennie was the right thing to do. Others think that George should’ve tried to save him and run away. George made the correct decision to shoot Lennie because Lennie was a danger to society. Lennie had killed many animals, and then accidentally killed Curley’s wife. All the animals got killed because Lennie didn’t know his own strength.
Mental Floss states, “The novella is ranked as the fifth most frequently challenged piece of literature on the American Library Association’s list of 100 Most Banned of Challenged Book between 2000 and 2009.” The book, “Of Mice and Men,” is from the point of view through a struggling man’s viewpoint and a mentally challenged man’s viewpoint during the Great Depression. Lennie is a troublemaker for George, and sometimes George has to make big decisions about so of his priorities throughout his life. I believe George did do the right thing by killing Lennie himself because George would rather have Lennie die with him doing it rather than anyone else, George knew he would act up again if he let him come with him, and George believes it was the best choice to make in the situation. Some people believe that George had another way out.