Do The Right Thing In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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People have to make choices in choosing between the wrong decision and the right. What would someone had to make a choice which included killing your only friend? The book written by John Steinbeck , “Of Mice and Men” is about two men named George and Lennie. Their dream was to build a farm, but Lennie kept getting into trouble. George had to decide what he wanted to do. George did the right thing because if he didn’t Lennie could have been caught and tortured and put in an insane asylum, George could have been killed because he was protecting Lennie, and Lennie died peacefully instead of suffering. Some may claim that George did not do the right thing because killing somebody that is mentally ill or someone at all is wrong. However, George did do the right thing because people thought Lennie was crazy…show more content…
On page 92 it says, “ But Curley’s gonna want to shoot ‘im. Curley’s still mad about his hand. An’ s’pose they lock him up an’ strap him down and put him in a cage. That ain’t no good, George.” This quote shows that George did the right thing because if he didn’t Lennie could have gotten locked up or in a cage. Second, George did the right thing because he could have been killed for protecting Lenni and hiding that Lennie was mentally ill. On page 93 it states, “You George! You stick with us so we don’t think you had nothin’ to do with this.” This quote proves that the other people at the ranch didn’t think that George had anything to do or know that Lennie killed Curley's wife. Finally, If Lennie was shot by Curley he would have suffered instead he dieing peacefully. On page 93, “ All right, you guys,” he said. “ The nigger’s got a shotgun. You take it, Carlson. When you see ‘um, don’t give ‘im no chance. Shoot for his guts. That’ll double ‘im over.” This quote shows that Curely wanted to shoot Lennie in the guts to see him die in
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