The leader of the workers, Curley, wanted to make Lennie pay for killing his wife. Curley decreed that if Lennie was found to shoot him in the stomach and let his guts spill out. This would make his death long and painful. George couldn’t bear to watch Lennie being tortured by the workers like this so he pulled out Carlson’s Luger and placed a bullet into his head, ending his life in the quickest way possible. All in all, George’s decision to kill Lennie was justified by the fact that George was Lennie’s keeper, there was no possible way to save Lennie, and he didn’t want Lennie’s death to be slow and
When George tells Lennie to meet him in the bushes if anything bad happens this is foreshadowing to the ending of the book when Lennie has to meet him there. Also, Candy telling George that he regretted not killing his dog himself leads to the end where George kills Lennie because he didn't want to live with the same regret as Candy. Lastly, all of the times that Lennie kills animals by petting them foreshadows to when Lennie kills Curley’s wife. The ending of John Steinbeck’s book would not make sense without him putting examples of foreshadowing in the
When Carlson kills Candy’s dog is a reason.”Right in the back of the head. He wouldn’t even quiver.” He tells George where to shoot something and make it painless. Next, Candy says he should’ve shot his dog.”I shouldn’t oughtta let no stranger shoot my dog.” It was Candy’s dog like lennie is george's friend. These events show how Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to the event of Lennie’s death in the book Of Mice And
This shows that napoleon felt threatened by Snowball and was worried he would take over the farm so he used his dogs to try to kill Snowball so Napoleon could have no choice but to rule the farm. Like Napoleon, Stalin would get rid of anyone who would rebel against his rules or disagree with what he was doing...According to the article "Stalin Banishes Trotsky" by the Editors of History.com, “He ordered someone to kill Trotsky.” This evidence
Down the line in the poem the farmer finds another means on how to kill the woodchucks and feel like this is the only option to get rid of them, however, wants the woodchucks to not feel the pain. The speaker starts to accumulate hatred as his humanity drives away. Kumin is illustrating
Lennie doesn’t realize that taking the dog in and out of the nest and hitting it at such a young age will kill it. Candy is another person who has an unknown innocence. When Carlson talks about the smell of his dog and wanting to kill it Candy finally gives in to letting Carlson kill his dog. “I oughtta of show that dog
Elder Peters immediately knew they had to hide Big Boy and said, “yuh-all better git this boy outta here right now” because it could “ruin” the entire community if he stays (Wright 43). They had to sacrifice their relationship with Poor Big Boy and make him leave the comfort of his home to stay alive. Elder Peters states, “theres gonna be a lynchin” if Big Boy doesn’t hop on the truck to Chicago (Wright 43). The brothers and elder acted quickly because they were dealing with a murder of an Army, white man. Big Boy will not be close to his support system and won’t be able to live comfortably.
Although Jem and Scout have their theories and alleged stories about Boo, he ends up saving their lives in a plot twist. However, in the act, he killed Bob Ewell. Due to the fact that he was only trying to protect Jem and Scout, Sheriff Heck Tate decides not to report Boo in the incident, saying Ewell fell on his own knife. Scout understands exactly why he does this. When discussing why he wouldn’t be put on trial, Scout says: “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (Lee
After the trial, Atticus is confronted by Bob Ewell who then spits on him and Atticus tells Jem and Scout, “He had to take it out on somebody and I’d rather it be me than that houseful of children out there” (249). This shows us that Atticus wants his children to be willing to sacrifice themselves in order to save other people from harm. Furthermore, Atticus displays courage when he believes that Jem killed Bob Ewell and he states, “nobody’s hushing this up. I don’t live that way” (313). The fact that Atticus is willing to risk his son possibly going to jail demonstrates the amount of courage and integrity Atticus has as a person since he wants to do what he believes to morally right.
He would soon be executed, so he decided to try to run away. In his doing so, he was shot and killed. This case affects the lives of everyone in Maycomb, but especially Scout and Jem. Although racial ignorance results in Tom Robinson’s death, Atticus’ advice and actions demonstrates how considering a different perspective can prevent future tragedies. When putting oneself in another’s shoes, it helps better understand others and their actions.