In their fight to the death of Tybalt Capulet, Mercutio Montague was killed, resulting in Romeo's efforts of keeping the peace, shattering. The fight is initially started by Tybalt, who is responsible for Mercutio's death. Shortly after, Tybalt was killed by Romeo. Romeo Montague should be charged with voluntary manslaughter. Despite the fact that Tybalt initiated the fight, Romeo did kill Tybalt with no need for self-defense.
This evidence shows that Curley was going to kill Lennie, and do it in a vengeful and unforgiving way. George only wanted Lennie not to suffer a painful death in which he didn’t deserve. To achieve a painless death, George shoots Lennie in the back of his head to make for a quick and painless death. This is a time when killing is justifiable. In the novella, the author states “But Curley’s gonna want to shoot’im.
When George heard this, he decided that if Lennie was going to die, he wanted him to die peacefully and painlessly; therefore causing George to shoot Lennie. If Curly hadn't ran after Lennie looking to give him a painful death, George would have tried to save Lennie and keep him alive instead of deciding to shoot him. This shows how other people actions can affect someone too. People will respond differently to situations depending on who's around them, their past experiences, and what other people are doing. These are only some of the factors to why someone might act one way in a situation and another person might act differently in the same situation.
However, several times in the novel Lennie uses violence to solve his problems because he does not know what else to do. Unfortunately, his actions have consequences, the most crucial being when he accidentally kills Curley’s wife, which culminates in Lennie's own death. George also solves his problems with violence; his solution to the death of Curley’s wife is to kill Lennie himself. He believes that if he just kills Lennie his problem will be solved. However, he would have to spend the rest of his life thinking that he has killed his best friend, and that he can never atone for it.
As the book progresses, more and more incidents occur. Although Lennie knows his role, To stay quiet and not get into trouble, He is no longer capable of doing that basic task. So his caretaker and life long friend, George, is asked to do an unspeakable deed, to euthanize Lennie. Euthanasia is killing someone who is ill to prevent any further suffering. George has very good intentions when killing Lennie which, is why he was allowed to kill him.
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
George's actions are justified as it was better for a friend to kill Lennie unexpectedly rather than a cruel manner by Curley and his men. Since Lennie has a mental disability he is unaware of the situations he gets himself into. He does not realize the amount of strength he has nor the consequences of his actions. Lennie is always attracted to petting soft things such as mice or puppies. Due to his touch being so heavy, he often kills the animals on accident.
“George raised the gun and steadied it,and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie’s head. He pulled the trigger,”(Steinbeck 106).Despite the fact that there was option for Lennie to go to jail, George killed him. Knowing that there was a second option that he could have went to jail it should have been the route taken because why end a person's life for no exact intention he didn’t do anything to George. All in all Lennie saw his fate looking beyond the waters and died,but he could have just went to jail because he would have been taken care of and off George's back, but no George took the path that should have never been taken in the first
Lennie’s pure strength and actions led his best friend George to kill him, so that he doesn’t get in any more trouble. George killing Lennie was a justified murder because Lennie was too dangerous, Lennie would have been killed anyways, and he only would slow George down and drag him into trouble. Lennie was way too dangerous to be kept alive, because he has no comprehension of his true strength. He was just too mentally challenged to even understand his sheer power. For example, Lennie explains to Curley’s Wife how he unintentionally killed the puppy, “I made it like I was gonna smack him… an I done it.
If he believes Richmond should have died for doing something to him, then he deserves his death because he did something to someone else as well. I could go on for pages about who did and did not deserve to die and who I could not decide on. I think if the character deserved death, Justice Wargrave’s idea of having a murder-mystery gimmick is pretty smart. I think it is smart because making them feel that they were going to die soon and making them experience death makes them go through what they made others go
Who does the blame fall on in the murder? Now in the little town of Soledad two people have died, Lennie and Curley’s Wife. Lennie killed Curley’s wife George was right when he killed Lennie, even though they might have been able to make it out alive. George did the right thing when he killed Lennie because Lennie was starting not to listen to him and could end up getting George and Lennie killed. Lennie would do anything George told him don’t get me wrong, but Lennie could not remember what George told him, therefore he would do the opposite which would end up putting them in a worse situation.