George shot Lennie in the back of the head which resulted in a less painful death than what awaited him with Curley. Curley had intentions to get Lennie beat then hanged, therefore this helped justify George killing Lennie. “We oughtta let ‘im get away. You don’t know that Curley. Curley gon’ta wanta get ‘im lynched.
Lennie doesn’t realize that taking the dog in and out of the nest and hitting it at such a young age will kill it. Candy is another person who has an unknown innocence. When Carlson talks about the smell of his dog and wanting to kill it Candy finally gives in to letting Carlson kill his dog. “I oughtta of show that dog
Montag killed Beatty he thought what he was doing was right. Montag was justified for killing Beatty because he thought he was protecting himself and Faber, Beatty had to die for society to change, and Beatty wanted to die. Montags anger towards Beatty may have persuaded his decisions and made him do what he did to Beatty. In the event that Montag killed Beatty, he was justified because he was protecting Faber and himself. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury explains that Beatty kept pushing Montag’s limits.
George from George Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” made the right decision of killing Lennie in the story, while other might disagree. George shot Lennie in the back of the head to save him from the suffering and humiliation from a mad and revengeful Curley. George did this not out of hate, but out of the love of their friendship. “George raised the gun and his hand shook, and he dropped his hand to the ground again” (Steinbeck). George is struggling to come to terms that he is going to shoot his best friend.
Lennie had made a mistake when he was alone and the consequences for his actions resulted in his execution. One final example of foreshadowing in Of Mice in Men, is when Carlson shot Candy’s dog. Candy told George, "I oughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog". Candy had realized it was his responsibility to have shot his dog.
Shooting Lennie was George’s way of protecting him. After their problems in Weed, George hopes that Lennie has learned his lesson and will stay out of trouble, but then he murders Curley’s wife. George knows that Curley will desire nothing more than to exact revenge on Lennie. E In his conversation with Candy he insists, “I ain’t gonna let them hurt Lennie” (Steinbeck 95). A Curley is bitter and vengeful Dent 1 because Lennie had crushed his hand and made
Realist: This means to have an understanding of what can be accomplished. By using this word, Krakauer was able to let the readers know that he viewed McCandless as more of a realist than an idealist. Being a realist is a noble trait, due to its denotation meaning of the word which implies that one knows their own limit and weakness and knows how to set forth and complete a goal. Ambivalent about killing animals: The meaning of the phrase is having mixed or contradictory feelings or ideas about killing animals. This is a noble trait to have because it shows how taking a life is often time a hard thing to do, but it is done so that the animal becomes food.
Lennie’s dependency on George helped the reader at the end of the book because it showed that Lennie was not capable of doing things on his own and needed George to steer him in the right direction. Lennie needed George and was not safe on his own. Killing Lennie was George’s way of showing a sacrifice by doing something that would be best for Lennie but would hurt George emotionally. Lennie needed to die and it was better that George shoot him than anyone else. Sacrifice is needed in order to have a successful relationship and George went through that sacrifice to do what was right for his
Even angels, holy figures, must abide by human laws no matter how good they are. Melville is trying to show a flaw in the system as Billy is put into a horrible position with a man trying to frame him for mutiny. Captain Vere knows of Billy goodness but even that cannot save him when he kills someone who is evil. Vere knows that hanging Billy is much easier than defending him. Billy is used as a scapegoat in the news about arising mutiny in order to scare others.
Another example of George and Lennie’s friendship is when George has to shoot Lennie, because he had accidentally murdered Curley’s wife. George knew that he would have let Curley get to Lennie he would have tortured Lennie. It was George’s responsibility to take care of Lennie. George knew that they could not just run away from this. For the better of Lennie, George decided that he should kill Lennie himself (Steinbeck).
This is just what Peter would do, kill to give himself power or benefits. Ender is seeing the similarities between himself and his brother, and realizes that Valentine was wrong, he is exactly like Peter. After killing the Giant, Ender knows how much damage he can inflict onto people, and understands that Peter would take joy in knowing that Ender is not as innocent