Homicide In John Stienbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Can Homicide ever be justified? In John Stienbecks’s Of Mice And Men George milton has the impossible choice of killing his best friend Lennie Smalls or let him die by the hands of a hateful man. George make the hard decision to kill him. This save Lennie from a lot of pain, also helps george become free, and Lennie does not even know what is happening. George is justified because he makes the choice that protects Lennie from a lot of pain and makes himself feel guilty. The choice let's lennie die without guilt and pain. Lennie was also incapable of caring for himself. He counted on George for everything. This included when lennie needed to be protected. Lennie shows that he is practically incapable of making his own decisions. George
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