Comparing The Death Penalty In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Should the mentally challenged get another chance if they have killed someone and could do it again. No one should get another chance if they have committed a crime worthy of the death penalty. They should not get another chance because everyone is taught right from wrong and in John Steinbeck 's book Of Mice and Men Lennie Knew what he did was wrong and that is why he went to the creek where George told him to go if he ever got in trouble like he had before and he would again. George is justified in killing Lennie because he knew Lennie kill again and would never get better and their dream would never come true, it was a mercy killing and was the best thing for Lennie at that moment, and George knew Lennie would keep making the same mistakes and eventually would make one that even he could not forgive him for. That is why George is justified. First of all, George had to kill Lennie before the others got to him so he could claim self defense before anyone else could see what was really happening. Curley said, “ I’ll kill the big son of a bitch myself. I’ll shoot 'im in the guts come on you guys, he ran furiously out of the barn. Carlson said,” i’ll get my luger” (Steinbeck 96). Another reason, was that he…show more content…
The fact that George had tried to help him with everything and was almost like a parent keeping things for him and making sure that had something to eat and making sure he had work shows that he was trying to help him, but in the long run he knew Lennie would never get better.”I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would’’(steinbeck 44). This shows George wanted a better life for him and Lennie, but deep down he knew Lennies limitations and accepted that the dream was never meant to be and took it upon himself to end
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