Currently, euthanasia is illegal in America, and neither was it during the 1930’s. For this crime to be considered euthanasia, Lennie Small would have been terribly ill with no chances of survival. For it to be mercy-killing, Lennie Small would have physically given George the right to kill him. For it to be murder George must have killed Lennie with the intention of death. A reasonable man would not exculpate himself of criminal charge for that conduct.
That showed bravery because he risked what he believed in to help somebody out. Another example is “ Bob Ewell fell on his knife. He killed himself,” said Heck ( Lee, 273). Boo Radley saved the kids the night that Bob Ewell attacked them. Boo killed Bob and Heck knew it, but he told Atticus Bob killed himself.
Some decisions Johnny made that were influenced by the gang members were killing the Soc, wanting to turn himself in, and saving the children in the burning church. A clear sign of the gangs influence on Johnny was when he decided to prevent the Soc’s from drowning Ponyboy and defending himself instead of letting the Socs beat them up and have them possibly drown Ponyboy. More specifically, after finally fighting back and killing Bob, he says to Ponyboy “‘I killed him’ he said slowly. ‘I killed that boy”’(Hinton 56). Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc.
Moose, jealous of Cecil's cleverness, bullies him to whaht seems like the breaking point. One morning, after a rather strange night, Moose's body was found lying in a ravine, dead. His death was dismissed as an accident, but the circumstances were highly suspicious. Moose's death was clearly a murder done by Cecil. There is three pieces of main evidence that support
New York: Bantam Dell, 2002. Print. Function: This passage that is from the end of the novel, Tell No One, reveals tragic flaw because the protagonist, David Beck, revealed how he was a fearful man that accidentally murdered Brandon Scope, the antagonist’s son, out of fear. This passage informs the reader on a character trait that was completely unknown about the character, David Beck, beforehand. The character trait is significant because it brings about
On Chapter 3 ; Pg 40 George claims that he should have let him drown in the river that one time when George Milton told Lennie Small to jump into first. Later on down the road George says “that it would damn good if you were hit in the head by a horse” which could mean that he wished he was kicked in the head so that Lennie small would have died in the impact of the kick. Therefore leading me into my next point of how George Milton Executes Lennie Small with a lugger. Legally George Milton is guilty, It was clearly premeditated and there's no way it was an act of self-defense. Carlson owns the Luger, but everybody assumed that Lennie stole it when he fled the ranch.
And when he went to try and bring back some innocence to the other boys and to assure them that the best was just their fear he was killed by the touch of the boys. "Surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive, bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea"(Golding 154). This represents foreshadowing because it paved their way to losing almost all of their innocence. “‘Ralph tells Piggy, "That was murder." Piggy, on the other hand, tries to rationalize, saying maybe Simon is all right, "It was an accident," "Coming in the dark--he hadn't no business crawling like that out of the dark,(140)’” yet they still have some innocence because the morning after Simon perished they were all too ashamed to even say the word
It is a prove fact that no human being is perfect, everybody makes mistakes at one time or another. If a person commits a mistake that leads to another person’s death, they should not be held accountable for murder. Tony Marston, a leading character in “And Then There Were None”, ran over two kids. He describes the horrific event claiming, “Well, I was thinking- for me - but of course, you’re right, sir, it was damned bad luck on them. Of course it was a pure accident.
But he still carelessly killed a stranger that could have easily been his father. Oedipus made the choice to kill Laïos, who to him was only a stranger, that day. It wasn’t because of his fate or the prophecy, as many have argued. With the little bit of control he had over his life he chose to commit this crime. It is known that Oedipus had suspicions about whether Polybos was his true father from this quote.
The pot fell and broke in the sand. He heard Ikemefuna cry, “My father, they have killed me!” as he ran towards him. Dazed with fear, Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak.” After reading this I came to realize that Ikemefuna is not the only one who is afraid when the man cleared his throat, Okonkwo is in fear too. Taking control over a situation in which he didn't need to, he killed his adopted son out of fear as being seen as weak.
He goes into hiding the men all go looking to kill Lennie. George ends up being the one that kills him. George had very few options after Lennie killed Curly’s wife. He could let Lennie rot in prison, or have his life end. George thought that it would be better for Lennie to die.