George from George Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” made the right decision of killing Lennie in the story, while other might disagree. George shot Lennie in the back of the head to save him from the suffering and humiliation from a mad and revengeful Curley. George did this not out of hate, but out of the love of their friendship. “George raised the gun and his hand shook, and he dropped his hand to the ground again” (Steinbeck). George is struggling to come to terms that he is going to shoot his best friend.
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is the story of two migrant workers, George and Lennie, who are on a mission to live off the “fatta the lan’.” The story is based in 1930s Salinas Valley, California, and shows the troubles that George and Lennie meet while they work on a ranch to earn enough money to buy their own land. After a mishap leads to Lennie killing a rancher’s wife, George kills Lennie as an act of mercy for the safety of others and for Lennie himself. The differences and similarities between George and Lennie give light to what motivates their actions and how they function together. George is a small but smart man who seems to be weighed down by the burden of looking out for Lennie but is still happy to have someone to share his
Dally is expressing this to Ponyboy because he knows Johnny is going to die and that he can’t live without Johnny. “Oh, Damnit, Johnny, don’t die, please don’t die…” (p 149). Once Johnny dies, Dally dashes out and gets the police to shoot him in front of the gang, “he was dead before he even hit the ground. But I knew that was what he wanted.” (p 154) Like George, Dally died because the one person he loved died and he couldn’t live without love. But unlike Dally, George didn’t choose to die.
Second, A brothers keeper is always doing what 's best for them. For example " George raised the fun and steadied it and he brought the muzzle or it close to the back of Lennie 's head. The hand shook violently but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger." Pulling the trigger might have been a hard thing for George because killing Lennie would ruin their dreams this shows that George thought the best thing for lennie now was for him to die because he was already in so much trouble because of what he did in weed with the girl in the red dress and now he killed Curley 's wife so George didn 't want him to get himself into anymore problems so it was the best for him , this is why he killed Lennie it would be the best thing to do to not do anything more like hurting
George had a decision to make, would he let the boys from the farm lynch Lennie for killing Curley’s wife or would he kill him himself. When Candy’s dog was killed he thought he “ought of shot that dog [himself]” and regretted not doing so, this is a mistake George does not wish to make. This is why he himself steals Carlson’s gun and as his “hand [shake] violently,” but when he heard the men getting closer he had no choice and “he pulled the trigger”(Steinbeck 111). In the last few sentences Slim invites George for a drink, now George became one of the men that he said Lennie and he would never
In 1937, American author John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men, a novella. Of Mice and Men is a fictitious tale following the lives of two young men trying to make something of themselves. George Milton and Lennie Small move from place to place in search for a job. They reside to a farm in Soledad, where he meets other important characters Curly, Slim, Crooks, Candy, and Curly’s wife. Their journey only begins when they start working in this farm.
Another example of George and Lennie’s friendship is when George has to shoot Lennie, because he had accidentally murdered Curley’s wife. George knew that he would have let Curley get to Lennie he would have tortured Lennie. It was George’s responsibility to take care of Lennie. George knew that they could not just run away from this. For the better of Lennie, George decided that he should kill Lennie himself (Steinbeck).
He is Hamlet’s love interest’s brother who implicates Hamlet’s success through conflict. Hamlet sparks the rivalry between the two families by killing some of the family members. By executing Laertes father and Polonius, this causes Polonius’ son, Laertes, to seek vengeance for his father. Consequently, Hamlet’s family goes against him and his love, Ophelia, kills herself. This demonstrates that family ties, even if not blood related, have serious impacts on Hamlet’s life which causes misery to overwhelm his life; this misery prohibits his success.
A great example of hamlet not being a coward would be when he goes to talk to his mom and he ends up killing polonius. He was losing his mind and his conscience did not affect him because he knew he was going to when he heard something move. He also did not let his conscience affect him when he was planning to kill claudius because her mother married his uncle and it was insest and weird. He wanted to kill claudius because the ghost also his father in death form told him that claudius killed his father to have the kingdom and his mother all to himself. Hamlets conscience told him to kill claudius and grew hatred for him so his conscience and every thought he had told him to kill and that
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.