Comparing The Right Decisions In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Have you ever read the novel Of Mice and Men? In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck George and Lennie wanted to live in the American Dream, but Lennie kept getting into trouble, so George had to make a decision about how to make Lennie stop getting in trouble. George made the right decision to kill Lennie, so Lennie wouldn’t get into anymore trouble. George made the right choice because it let Lennie go through a painless death, it stop Lennie from making more mistakes, and Lennie can now live in the American Dream like he always wanted in heaven. Some may argue, that George made the wrong decision because Lennie was all that George had. This may be true however but george also made the right decision because Lennie didn’t know what he did wrong, so he would probably do it again. On page 82 Lennie says, “ George’s scared I’ll get into trouble.” This proves that Lennie would get into trouble because he …show more content…

On page 102 it says, “ Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering.” This proves that George killed Lennie for a good reason because he had a painless death. Next, it was good that George killed Lennie because now Lennie can’t make anymore mistakes. “ Go on, George. When we gonna do it? Gonna do it soon. Me an’ you. You … an’ me. Everybody gonna be nice to you. Ain't’ gonna be no more trouble.” This proves that it was good to kill Lennie so, he doesn’t make anymore mistakes. Last but not least, it’s good that George killed Lennie because it allows Lennie to live in the american dream forever. On page 99 Lennie says, “ Well, I can go away … I”ll go right off in the hills an’ find a cave if you don’t want me.” In the novel the cave represents heaven so come, this proves that it was good to kill lennie because it allows him to go live in the American

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