George Was Right To Kill Lennie In Of Mice And Men Analysis

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In Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck there were two main characters George and Lennie. Lennie was a huge guy but he had no sense of what he was doing, he was mentally retarded. George was the complete opposite of Lennie he was small and smart. George had to take care of Lennie and make sure he always stayed out of trouble. As the book progresses, more and more incidents occur. Although Lennie knows his role, To stay quiet and not get into trouble, He is no longer capable of doing that basic task. So his caretaker and life long friend, George, is asked to do an unspeakable deed, to euthanize Lennie. Euthanasia is killing someone who is ill to prevent any further suffering. George has very good intentions when killing Lennie which, is why he was allowed to kill him.…show more content…
George had been taking care of Lennie for a long time, he knew he was just in his own little world all the time. Before they moved to Salinas they were in Weed, When they were in Weed Lennie had got into trouble. Slim asked George what happened and he told him, “Well that girl rabbits in an’ tells the law she been raped. The guys in Weed start a party out to lynch Lennie. So we sit in a irrigation ditch under water all the rest of that day. An’ at night we scrammed outta there”(42).This shows that Lennie being in trouble is why they moved to Salinas. Then, When they got to the ranch in Salinas Lennie and Curley got into a fight and later on he accidently killed his puppy. This shows that Lennie gets into trouble everywhere they go and it also happens
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