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How Does George Kill Lennie's Death

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Should you kill someone or let them suffer? The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck takes place during the Great Depression in 1930’s. This book is about George and Lennie and how Lennie gets into trouble. They have been friends since they were kids. After Lennie 's Aunt Clara died, George had to take care of him. Lennie isn 't able to take care of himself because he has a disability he isn’t able to remember things and acts like a little kid. Lennie also likes to touch anything that’s soft and whenever he gets scared he holds on and doesn’t let go. Lennie later on gets into trouble by breaking Curley’s hand and kills his wife. Curly wants revenge and tries to kill Lennie. Killing Lennie is the best option George had. George should have done things differently. George could have left the ranch just like they…show more content…
Putting Lennie out of his misery is the best option George had. Lennie depended on George for everything. Lennie wouldn’t be able to survive without George. He wouldn’t know what to do if he didn’t have George around. George would help him by holding his work card, they always work together, and he didn’t steal him money when he could . He also would listen to everything that George would tell him to do. If George didn’t kill Lennie he would either have gone to jail or “‘They’ll take ya to the booby hatch.They’ll tie ya up with a collar, like a dog’”(pg72). If George didn’t kill him Lennie would have been tortured by Curley because Lennie had humiliated him and killed his wife. George also killed him because he didn’t want to regret not killing Lennie himself rather than someone else killing him that wouldn’t have cared. Killing Lennie is the best option George had. Because it was only for Lennie good so that he wouldn’t have to suffer. This story of Lennie and George is relevant to today because we all have someone that we really care about that you would do anything for them. Just like George did for Lennie it shows use friendship, caring, and
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