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.
I’ll kill the big son-of-a-bitch”(96). This shows how Lennie killed Curley’s wife on accident, Curley wants Lennie to suffer. Curley wants to kill Lennie slowly. In the novel, it said “but Curley’s gonna want to shoot im’” (97). This shows
The book begins with the two of them making their way to a ranch after being fired from their last job, which was working on a farm in the town of Weed. Lennie and George were forced to run from Weed because Lennie was being accused of a violent crime that he did not commit; however, during the Great Depression and especially in the West violence was widespread as people were frustrated and angry due to the lack of money, food, and very often, housing. Steinbeck realized this and incorporated it in this novel. He utilized violence as its driving force. In Of Mice and Men violence serves as the catalyst for
In the novella “Of Mice and Men” Curley states “I’m gonna get him. I’m going for my shotgun. I’ll kill that son-of-a-b____ myself. I’ll shoot him in the guts.”(Steinbeck 96). This evidence shows that Curley was going to kill Lennie, and do it in a vengeful and unforgiving way.
George realizes the severity of the situation when Curly starts speculating upon who it was that killed his wife. After Curly comes to the conclusion that it was Lennie he says, “I’m gonna get him. I’m going for my shotgun. I’ll kill the big son-of-a-bitch myself”(pg. 96).
And in this scenario (with Mr. Wehling) a sacrifice had to be made in order for someone to live. Therefore, it is clear that the theme for 2BRO2B is when desperate, anything can be done First and foremost, in the story, Mr. Wheling was willing (and did)to kill 3 people in place for his 3 triplets and his grandfather. In fact, he was desprate enough to kill not only 2 people, but as well as himself. According to the text it states, “I want those kids’ said wehling quietly. ‘I want all three of them.’ … Wehling had just drawn a revolver.
“George raised the gun and steadied it,and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie’s head. He pulled the trigger,”(Steinbeck 106).Despite the fact that there was option for Lennie to go to jail, George killed him. Knowing that there was a second option that he could have went to jail it should have been the route taken because why end a person's life for no exact intention he didn’t do anything to George. All in all Lennie saw his fate looking beyond the waters and died,but he could have just went to jail because he would have been taken care of and off George's back, but no George took the path that should have never been taken in the first
Lennie’s pure strength and actions led his best friend George to kill him, so that he doesn’t get in any more trouble. George killing Lennie was a justified murder because Lennie was too dangerous, Lennie would have been killed anyways, and he only would slow George down and drag him into trouble. Lennie was way too dangerous to be kept alive, because he has no comprehension of his true strength. He was just too mentally challenged to even understand his sheer power. For example, Lennie explains to Curley’s Wife how he unintentionally killed the puppy, “I made it like I was gonna smack him… an I done it.
Just to get what she wanted, she did convince macbeth to commit crimes, but Macbeth is still the person with the last word. He cannot do anything by himself because he is scared, but when his wife helps him out, she herself does not wish to kill anyone. The one who commits the crime pays the price. Macbeth is the only murderer since he was the one who always ordered the murderers to kill whomever he disliked. Macbeth also has no mercy when he sent out the men to kill Macduff's family.
What was the point of George killing lennie? Is that any different than a person killing someone because they accidently did something wrong? At the end of John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men, George decided to kill lennie because he didn't want curly to get him first but maybe he was being selfish. Instead of killing lennie he could have killed curley.Therefore Georges decision is not justified because nothing is worth losing a friend for. Just like all the other guys in the farm George now has nothing because he got rid of Lennie.
Next, if George didn 't do it then Curley and the rest of the farm workers would have killed Lennie. It was better that someone who actually knew and cared about Lennie killed him, instead of strangers who didn 't understand that Lennie is harmless. “ ‘Don’t shoot ‘im?’ Curley cried. ‘He got Carlsons Luger ‘Course we’ll shoot ‘im’ ” (P.98). Considering this quote, it shows that the workers were ready to kill Lennie with no mercy.
So this makes George be the one has to give Lennie a quick and swift kill. George kills Lennie also because he doesn 't want to be on the run like he has most of the time been. So Lennie is stressing on George 's life but George feels to guilty to have him run, because he couldn 't live on his own. So George has to kill Lennie because he has no other choice for Lennie 's future. This was the best choice for Lennie in George 's mind.
That is why George is justified. First of all, George had to kill Lennie before the others got to him so he could claim self defense before anyone else could see what was really happening. Curley said, “ I’ll kill the big son of a bitch myself. I’ll shoot 'im in the guts come on you guys, he ran furiously out of the barn. Carlson said,” i’ll get my luger” (Steinbeck 96).
For example, Buck hates the indians and wants to kill them for killing John Thorton and his friends. Since Buck kills the indians before they killed him it is kill or be killed.. After everything calms down, Buck hears wolves coming and charges them. he hates wild dogs from the wild husky incident. For example, he breaks some of their necks before they can kill him. Since the wolves want to kill Buck it is kill or be killed.
Seen throughout the book, Of Mice and Men, the character development of the main character, Lennie, was changing to a more violent and uncontrollable human, and foreshadowed his death. Since Lennie killed Curley’s wife he was a fugitive, and anyone who killed him is just. In the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the character George is justified in killing Lennie because of his actions caused by his disabilities allowing for a better life. George’s decision on killing Lennie was the right one. Lennie had no judgment on whether or not something was legal because of his mental illness.