George did the right thing when he killed Lennie because Lennie’s a danger to others, George was showing compassion, and Lennie’s a danger to himself. George made the right choice because Lennie’s a danger to others. Lennie was smiling at the memory of the ranch when Curley caught him and then he demanded Lennie to fight him. When Lennie refused Curley started hitting him so George told him to fight back. So Lennie fought back “Curley’s fist was swinging when Lennie reached for it.
One piece of evidence that supports this claim is from “Ohio Man’s Shooting Of Ailing Wife Raises Questions About ‘Mercy Killings.” One quote is “...meant only to end the suffering of his wife, Barbara, 65.” This relates to Of Mice and Men because she was going to die anyway and he wanted to end her suffering. This is exactly what George wanted for Lennie. If he didn’t kill him Curley would’ve killed him and then he would’ve died without dignity. There are two reasons Curley wants to kill Lennie. The first reason is because he is a big guy, and Curley hates big guys.
However, several times in the novel Lennie uses violence to solve his problems because he does not know what else to do. Unfortunately, his actions have consequences, the most crucial being when he accidentally kills Curley’s wife, which culminates in Lennie's own death. George also solves his problems with violence; his solution to the death of Curley’s wife is to kill Lennie himself. He believes that if he just kills Lennie his problem will be solved. However, he would have to spend the rest of his life thinking that he has killed his best friend, and that he can never atone for it.
Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself. George knew that he had to kill Lennie himself. The facts that Curley would have killed Lennie if George didn’t, Lennie’s disability was only a burden, and George had to look out for himself all prove that George was not wrong in euthanizing Lennie. These three reasons justify the actions that George had to take. George was not wrong in killing Lennie in the way that George had only good motives and was only looking out for
Steinbeck uses the personal connections among characters like George and Lennie or Candy and his dog to portray his theme of companionship in Of Mice and Men. One example of personal relationships in the novella is George’s sense of responsibility to take care of Lennie but in reality George does simply like Lennie. George complements Lennie, “Good boy! That’s fine, Lennie… When we get a
He could've tried to explain to the men what really happened, or they could have went on the run again. He had also acted like he was law enforcement, and decided the punishment instead of the authorities. Which could have thrown Lennie in jail or a hospital, where he could get help. What makes it very bad is that Lennie and George were close, and George used that to make it easier for him to kill Lennie. Plus George promised Lennie’s Aunt Clara that he would take care of him.
Curley used this as an excuse to kill Lennie. He really wanted to kill Lennie because he destroyed his hand though. Curley said he was going to blow Lennie's guts out and make him suffer and be in pain. George prevented this by shooting Lennie in the back of the head and ending him quickly. George killed lennie because if he didn’t, Curley would have made him suffer.
This shows Bob being treated equally by being killed because he wasn’t a nice person. He threatened Atticus even though Bob won the case, Atticus just made him look bad so he's trying to get him back. The book also says, "Atticus fetched the remains of my costume. Mr. Tate turned it over and bent it around to get an idea of its former shape. 'This thing probably saved her life,' he said.
George killing Lennie is justified. Lennie was either gonna get killed by the other men or George. The other men were only doing it because they hated Lennie, George would have done it for the sake of Lennie’s safety and mental state. George would have felt guilty if he did not handle it himself. One reason George was justified in killing Lennie was that George had realized Lennie would never get better and their dream would never come true.
Although some may say it was okay to kill Lennie, George’s choice to end Lennie’s life is unacceptable because how can you end the person’s life who has been there for you from the beginning to the end. George's justification for shooting Lennie is to keep him from experiencing the pain that will follow the consequences of his actions. Lennie will be probably be beaten and then killed when he is caught. George also knows that even if they were to escape, it would be