How Did George Make The Handicap In Of Mice And Men

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Do you know someone, or have you ever been around someone who is mentally handicap? Seeing a loved one, or a friend go through the struggles that mentally handicap have no choice in is very heartbreaking. If you do know someone or have been around a mentally handicapped person, then you would personally know the relationship between George Milton and Lennie Small in John Steinbeck's book, Of Mice and Men. It seems like quite a few little mishaps have happened leading up to the big mishap. When it comes down to it, I think George made the right decision in killing Lennie because Lennie never truly learned from his mistakes, he was with his best friend when he died, and Lennie’s death was not painful.
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One of the first mistakes is the situation in Weed. “Well, he seen this girl in a red dress. Dumb bastard like he is, he wants to touch ever’thing he likes. Just wants to feel it. So he reaches out to feel this red dress…” (41). He never learned that he was not allowed to touch everything he liked. He was to strong to keep the mice in his pockets, because they would try to bite him and his instinct was to tap them on the head. When he would tap them, he did it to hard and ended up killing them. “uh-uh. Jus’ a dead mouse, George. I didn’t kill it. Honest! I found it. I found it dead.” (5). Same thing with the puppy. This quote also shows us how naive Lennie truly is. George is going to know that Lennie did it, but Lennie thinks he will not know. “This ain’t no bad thing like I got to go hide in the brush. Oh! No. this ain't. I’ll tell George I foun’ it dead.” (85). This quote shows that Lennie is incapable of keeping a puppy, nevertheless, rabbits. When it came to the incident with Curley’s wife, that was different. “You stop it now, you’ll mess it all up.” (91). She had invited him to pet her hair, but he started petting it to hard. She started to raise her voice which scared Lennie, so he held on tighter. He eventually pulled it so hard, he snapped her neck. This was the last straw. George knew something had to be

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