George Killed Lonnie In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In the historical fiction novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George murdered Lennie. Lennie was not aware of his own strength and had little, if any self-control. Curley’s wife had asked Lennie to touch her hair. Lennie held onto it and wouldn’t let go when she told him to let go. 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. Lennie was unaware of his fate. George’s actions were justified. He had been with Lennie for a long time. He knew Lennie was a good soul. George also knew that Lennie did not realize how strong he really was or how to control his actions. In this case, it was best that George killed him. He killed Lennie quickly. Had George not done this, Curley and the others would have killed Lennie mercilessly. George only wanted to protect Lennie. Lennie had no chance of living a normal life on the ranch or anywhere after killing Curley’s wife. Lennie had an obvious mental disability. George had always made the guys on the ranch aware that Lennie was a hard worker, but not the smartest guy on the
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