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.
George was the balance, he needed to make sure no mistakes were committed for their American dream to be achieved. Lennie was a barrier to their American dream and their happiness. If Lennie had died from Curley’s hands, it would be a violent death and full of misery. When George executed Lennie, he prevented the further possible mistakes, agony, and the feeling of being terrified. George was not selfish, but caring to make sure that Lennie deserved a better death.
Have you ever been faced with a tough choice? Of Mice and Men is full of characters that John Steinbeck left to make tough choices. The tough choices start from the beginning, where Lennie and George move, to the end where a surprising ending occurs. George is left with a tough choice to kill Lennie or save the person who was there for him through everything. Although some may say it was okay to kill Lennie, George’s choice to end Lennie’s life is unacceptable because how can you end the person’s life who has been there for you from the beginning to the end.
On Chapter 3 ; Pg 40 George claims that he should have let him drown in the river that one time when George Milton told Lennie Small to jump into first. Later on down the road George says “that it would damn good if you were hit in the head by a horse” which could mean that he wished he was kicked in the head so that Lennie small would have died in the impact of the kick. Therefore leading me into my next point of how George Milton Executes Lennie Small with a lugger. Legally George Milton is guilty, It was clearly premeditated and there's no way it was an act of self-defense. Carlson owns the Luger, but everybody assumed that Lennie stole it when he fled the ranch.
When George heard this, he decided that if Lennie was going to die, he wanted him to die peacefully and painlessly; therefore causing George to shoot Lennie. If Curly hadn't ran after Lennie looking to give him a painful death, George would have tried to save Lennie and keep him alive instead of deciding to shoot him. This shows how other people actions can affect someone too. People will respond differently to situations depending on who's around them, their past experiences, and what other people are doing. These are only some of the factors to why someone might act one way in a situation and another person might act differently in the same situation.
Surely, dying in a second was a better outcome for Lennie than being beat, hung, and finally dying after being tortured. When someone is left to watch another person, they have to keep them safe no matter what. This is seen everywhere- with parents and their children, teachers, and students, and so on. George protected Lennie until he ultimately decided that he had to shoot him for his own
George killed lennie out of love because he didn’t want him to suffer. George didn’t want Lennie to suffer a long painful death from being shoot in the guts, or from being locked up in a cage being beaten by Curley and the farmhands. George did the right thing because he didn’t want Lennie to suffer. But George also didn’t do the right thing because he killed his friend and broke his promise to Lennie’s aunt Clara that he would look after him and protect him. It was also kind of a good thing for George to do because if he wouldn’t have killed Lennie, Lennie would have suffered, or Lennie could have hurt someone else.
“George raised the gun and steadied it,and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie’s head. He pulled the trigger,”(Steinbeck 106).Despite the fact that there was option for Lennie to go to jail, George killed him. Knowing that there was a second option that he could have went to jail it should have been the route taken because why end a person's life for no exact intention he didn’t do anything to George. All in all Lennie saw his fate looking beyond the waters and died,but he could have just went to jail because he would have been taken care of and off George's back, but no George took the path that should have never been taken in the first
In the novella, the author states “But Curley’s gonna want to shoot’im. Curley’s still mad about his hand. An’ s’pose they lock him up and strap him down and put him in a cage. That ain’t no good George.” (Steinbeck 97). The evidence provided shows that George was only ensuring a peaceful end for Lennie’s future, and that he never wanted Lennie to suffer
George is justified to kill Lennie because Lennie had a lot of consequences to take. George had to kill Lennie because he was going to die either way . In the novel, it said “I’m gonna get him. I’m going for my shotgun. I’ll kill the big son-of-a-bitch”(96).
We can make the situation end differently, but George being his friend and knowing the conditions that Lennie is in I think it was a way of ending the story. George didn 't want Lennie to suffer .So he decided to just shoot him. They could 've just let him go to jail but he would suffer. He could either die in jail by other inmates, get executed if he resisted. I don 't think George was Lennies true friend because they both didn 't like Curley.
So therefore in this situation killing should be justified. A reason why george should be justified is because he says if “i was alone i could live so easy” which you never say to a guy like lennie. George should be punished for killing lennie because if george never killed lennie they could of had their dream come true. and he should also be punished because he was rude to lennie. “Funny said