How Does George Die In Of Mice And Men

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Your friend is in huge trouble, people are coming to torture him and possibly kill him slowly, what do you do in this situation? Let him live and get tortured, or end his suffering and kill him quickly so he doesn’t feel it? In the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, there is a guy named George that has a friend, Lennie, who kills a guy named Curley’s wife. Curley and a whole bunch of guys were going after him and George had to make a tough decision. In the novel “Of Mice and Men” by: John Steinbeck, it shows the struggle of George, as he has to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on his friend or let him suffer. What George does at the end of the story shows that he cares about his friend and he didn’t want him to suffer.
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In the book Lennie accidentally snaps Curley’s wife’s neck, and he runs to the spot where George told him to hide. As Curley rages with anger and takes everyone to go find Lennie, George has to decide whether or not Lennie should live and suffer or end it with one swift pull of the trigger. In the book it says “ George stepped close. “Couldn’t we maybe bring him in an’ they’ll lock him up? He’s nuts, Slim. He never done this to be mean.” Slim nodded.”We might,” he said. “If we could keep Curley in, we might. But Curley’s gonna want to shoot ‘im. Curley’s still mad about his hand. An’ s’pose they lock him up an’ strap him down and put him in a cage. That ain’t no good, George.” (Steinbeck 97) In this example it shows that Curley can hold a grudge and that he still wants to get Lennie back for what he did to his hand. Lennie killing Curley’s wife just added fuel to the fire. …show more content…

You are probably thinking that they wouldn't have hurt Lennie and they would just take him to prison, but if you read into it, that does not sound like the case. Curley said in the book,” I’m gonna get him. I’m going for my shotgun. I’ll kill that big son-of-a-bitch myself. I’ll shoot him in the guts. Come on you guys.” (Steinbeck 96) Curley at this point is passed mad, he is on another level that can not be stopped. Therefore no one try and stop him because they are to scared. Another thing said in the book, “ George shivered and looked at the gun, and then he threw it from him, back up on the bank, near the pile of old ashes.” Now if George wanted to do it and didn’t care about Lennie he wouldn’t have shivered or threw the gun away from him. He cared about Lennie and he didn’t want to do it, but he knew what he had to do to help out his friend. This all does not mean George was a terrible, cruel friend, it just shows that he didn’t want anything to happen to his pal

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