She started screaming and this scared Lennie so he kept shaking her to get her to be quiet. Her screaming continued to scare Lennie, so his reaction was to shake her harder, until he unintentionally broke her neck. Lennie ran into the brush so he wouldn’t have to face the wrath of the guys in the ranch. Curley threatened to kill him and all of the other guys were going to try to murder him as well. George thought it was best to kill Lennie himself as they talked about the nice place they’re going to get.
He didn’t mean to harm, or scare her. And then about a year later when Lennie accidentally killed Curley’s wife, the whole farm was after him. George shot him in the temple of his head for a quick and painless death. Lennie had to be killed because he didn’t know his own strength. And he was too dumb to realize what he was doing.
The book describes one who is mentally challenged, Lennie, and another one who cares for Lennie, named George. Lennie is continuously getting into trouble and causing problems for George. When Lennie snapped the neck of Curley 's wife it forces George to break the social contract between the two of them. In retaliation for Lennie’s actions, George shot Lennie because of justified anger, mercy,
While the girl “struggled violently under his hands,” Lennie, instead of stopping, could not control his body and threw her to the ground, snapping her neck (Steinbeck 91). It was not until after the action was done that he realized what had happened. Curley’s wife did not deserve to die, and though Lennie could not help it, he was a tremendous hazard to those around him. Logically speaking, George possibly could have been saving numerous other innocent individuals’ lives by killing
AS a reader, you know Lennie had no gun he just ran away like a scared kid. George stole it because he knew If he didn’t Curley would. He just wanted the best for Lennie and he felt him, killing him in a simple way that he wouldn 't see coming would be the best way to kill him. Another example of his death being foreshowed is Curly hated Lennie and after finding his wife his anger and hatred just grew. "Curly came suddenly to life, ' 'I know who done it, ' ' he cried, ' ' That big [guy], don it. '
Lennie got scared and lost control grabbing Curley’s hand when he swung and wouldn’t let go crushing the bones in Curley’ hand “Looks to me like every bone in his hand is a bust”. Later in the story Lennie is in a barn inspecting a dead puppy he used to take care of. The story doesn’t give much detail of what happened but Lennie apparently “bounced” the puppy too hard killing it. He starts to yell at the puppy things like “Why do you got to get killed?” “You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.”.
Lennie was too strong for his own good, his obsession with petting soft things was a danger to others. The “trouble with mice is that [Lennie] always kill ‘em” (13). Lennie’s inability to control his strength made him a danger to society, meaning the only option was to kill him in order to prevent Lennie from harming others. Additionally Lennie has no ability to think for himself making him easy to manipulate and control making it easier to force him into doing bad things. George turned “to Lennie and says ‘jump in’ An’ [Lennie jumped].
Then she offer to let him stroke her hair. but he quickly became excited and held on too tight, made her feel frightened. When she cried out Lennie panicked and clamped his strong hands over her mouth to silence her. He shook her until her body was going limp. Lennie had broken her neck.
Now that there had been a serious casualty, Lennie's problems couldn't be ignored. Curly took the rest of the farm hands with him on the quest to kill Lennie. "'I'm gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand" (98). There was no way to escape from those men. With Curly's wife's blood on his hands, Lennie would die at the hands of Curly, but George killed him quickly and painlessly.