He had this responsibility because he made a promise. He had done what he could to keep Lennie out of trouble, by telling him to stay quiet, and not to talk to Curley’s wife. But, he couldn’t control himself. It was up to George to protect Lennie, and he did this by taking his life. Surely, dying in a second was a better outcome for Lennie than being beat, hung, and finally dying after being tortured.
Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself. George knew that he had to kill Lennie himself. The facts that Curley would have killed Lennie if George didn’t, Lennie’s disability was only a burden, and George had to look out for himself all prove that George was not wrong in euthanizing Lennie. These three reasons justify the actions that George had to take. George was not wrong in killing Lennie in the way that George had only good motives and was only looking out for
Some people might think in the opposite side that George should not killed Lennie because Lennie did not mean to anything. He has done it without knowing how strong of himself. Lennie made many troubles this might be because of his disability, but this is the reason that he deserves to live. He has done many thing that make George get into trouble and It is better if Lennie has to die because of George shoot him not the other. "All the time he coulda had such a good time if it was not for you” (Steinbeck).
Spoiler Alert: At the end of the book “Of Mice and Men”, George kills Lennie. It was a controversial death, with people from one side saying that George’s decision was justified, while others disagree and say that it was not justified. George’s decision to kill Lennie was justified by the fact that he had always looked out for Lennie, Lennie was going to die anyway, and he couldn’t bear to watch Lennie be tortured by the other workers. First, George had been looking out for Lennie since before the book started. This is told to us in a dialog between George and Slim.
However, George could have stood up for Lennie instead of killing him. There is other options other than immediately killing. Lennie was not very smart and George knew that, George was not thinking of Lennie he was thinking of himself. In the passage, Of Mice and Men, George says “He’s dumb as hell, but he ain’t crazy.” This shows that George knows that he is not stupid. George was his best friend and Lennie needed him.
George killed lennie out of love because he didn’t want him to suffer. George didn’t want Lennie to suffer a long painful death from being shoot in the guts, or from being locked up in a cage being beaten by Curley and the farmhands. George did the right thing because he didn’t want Lennie to suffer. But George also didn’t do the right thing because he killed his friend and broke his promise to Lennie’s aunt Clara that he would look after him and protect him. It was also kind of a good thing for George to do because if he wouldn’t have killed Lennie, Lennie would have suffered, or Lennie could have hurt someone else.
Also, Lennie was the nicest ,and sweetest person you would ever meet he didn’t ever want or mean to hurt anyone. Although many people may say that he needs to pay for what he has done, these people did not take into account that Lennie is a slower than a grown male should be. Another topic that will be discussed
They also felt a sense of sorrow after Lennie’s death although we at the same time feel relieved that he was killed by a true companion versus an enemy. George made the decision of putting a “[...] muzzle [...] close to the back of Lennie’s head” (Steinbeck 106). Lennie and George tried to achieve happiness, but met some obstacles on the way, changing their ability to reach their dreams. Other characters and the harsh time period affected their mindset and their dreams. Therefore, their goals can’t be met.
Lennie and George’s strong bond, however, is a point in favor of keeping the book accessible to all. For example, George cares for Lennie, and though he could leave at any time, he chooses to ensure that Lennie is safe. Furthermore, while George does shoot Lennie at the end, it is to protect him, in a way. Curley had sworn to kill Lennie, and George knew that Lennie could not escape, so he shot Lennie before Curley could. In addition, the book does not present George as having enjoyed killing Lennie, in fact, it is quite the opposite.
Some people believe that the murder committed by Richard Strout can be considered more serious because of his act of passion and his lackadaisical style of living without worrying about his future. I think that Matt Folwer’s murder is worse due to the fact he acted in a revengeful manner, there was a precise plan, and because of his ability to deliberately disobey his conscience. By seeking revenge against Richard Strout for the murder of his son Frank, Matt acted in such a manner because he knew his son’s wrongful death was out of spite, and also for the overall sanity and protection his wife, Ruth. Frank Folwer was a genuine human who caught an eye for the wrong woman, Mary Ann Strout, Richard’s soon-to-be ex. Frank had treated Mary Ann better than Richard had