Essay On George The Mercy Killer

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George The Mercy Killer Was George a murderer? Or did he do it for the best? Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story about two best friends that have became so close they feel like brothers.Lennie and George travel everywhere together to work and George is always looking over Lennie to make sure he is not doing anything wrong. George killing Lennie is “Mercy Killing”. George had to kill Lennie or else he would have killed more people without even thinking. George did not want to do this and did it as peacefully as possible but he felt he had to do this action. Although George loved Lennie, it was hard for him to keep taking care of him. When they went to new farms to work George would have to keep his eye on Lennie at all times and he was scared to leave him alone while he went in town because he did not know what he would do and if Lennie would them both fired or even killed.“God a’mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy. I could go get a job an’ work, an’ no trouble. No mess at all, and when the end of the month come I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want….” (pg 11) This is George describing how much life was easier if he traveled alone without Lennie, and how he could spend his money on whatever he wanted and not worry what Lennie spent his on. George new …show more content…

“I don’t want ta hurt you…… but George’ll be mad if you yall.” (pg 91) This is what Lennie said when he accidently made her neck break because she was yelling that he was pulling her hair and wouldn’t stop. This shows Lennie does not know how strong he really is and could do this again. All of these Example show that George had to kill Lennie. If he would not have it could’ve gone downhill and Lennie could’ve gotten mad again and done the same thing.It was for the best that George did this so he did not have to keep looking over Lennie and now he does not have to worry about being

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