Candy’s dog was apparently stinking up the barnhouse so Carlson said he should be killed also because of its multiple problems. Candy resisted at first but eventually gave up his dog to be killed at Steinbeck states, “Candy said softly and hopelessly ‘Awright-take im(47).” Candy realized that he wouldn’t win in this situation and gave up his dog to be euthanized. As for Carlson, he was doing this for his own best interest as he had talked about the dog stinking multiple times. Also he wouldn’t simply let Candy’s dog go outside, he had to have him killed at that instant. Steinbeck is showing that people ultimately will protect their best interest at any cost to
Although Lennie loves mice, he is inept at handling feeble creatures. George notices the mouse and addresses it by saying that: “‘That mouse ain’t fresh, Lennie...you’ve broke it pettin’ it’” (Steinbeck 9). The euphemism that George uses for death suggests that the mouse’ death was not intentional, nor sadistic. Lennie roots his intentions in kindness, but his strength overpowers this emotion. George prohibits Lennie from petting mice, making Lennie sad.
Georges dream of owning a ranch in Of Mice And Men is hurt by his loyalty of Lennie, his lack of money, and his many emotions. The first reason why George's dream is hurt is because his loyalty to Lennie. George show loyalty to Lennie by taking him every where he goes even after he gets them in trouble. “No—look! I was jus’ foolin’, Lennie.
However, George was completely justified in murdering Lennie as he had no other choice if he wanted what’s best for his friend and the world at large. Despite his inability to understand what he does, Lennie still possessed a threat to society. Lennie was woefully unaware of the damage he caused and his ability to
This can connect to Candy and his old dog as he was also pressured by others to kill the dog since it was old. “At last Candy said softly and hopelessly, ‘ Awright-take ‘im’”(Steinbeck 47). Candy did not want to, he lived with the dog for a long time just like how George had been living with Lennie for a long time but both Candy and George had to kill the dog and Lennie due to pressure. George was justified in killing Lennie as there was no choice and he did not want Curley to kill
His body is a reddish hue and shriveled like an old man. He cannot do many things but he loves his brother with all his heart. However, the narrator hated his own brother and plotted to kill him several times. Just because someone is not physically able to do something does not give them a good reason to kill them. The story teaches the reader to love people for who they are, not what they look like.
Can Homicide ever be justified? In John Stienbecks’s Of Mice And Men George milton has the impossible choice of killing his best friend Lennie Smalls or let him die by the hands of a hateful man. George make the hard decision to kill him. This save Lennie from a lot of pain, also helps george become free, and Lennie does not even know what is happening. George is justified because he makes the choice that protects Lennie from a lot of pain and makes himself feel guilty.
This book is called Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men is about two friends named George and Lennie, who try to get their own American Dream. To achieve this, Lennie and George work for some people who are extremely rude to them. George always has to look out for Lennie and would do so much better without him but still sticks with him. Along the way, they meet a lot of friends and even some trouble.
For this reason, in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, George should not be punished for killing Lennie because George being forced to decide to either kill his friend, watch other men kill him, or continue running away for the rest of his life is his punishment, he had Lennie's best interest in mind, and Lennie would keep making the same mistakes and identical events to this one would only continue to occur. One reason George shouldn’t be punished for murdering
These are the reason why George killing Lennie is so complicated he cares for Lennie so much that he has to be the one to kill him. But he also wants to get rid of Lennie since it would mean George doesn 't have to run or have to babysit Lennie. George also doesn 't want to let Lennie just run alone since he feels responsible for Lennie and Lennie would probably get into more trouble alone. He can 't just let Curley kill Lennie since Curley would make him suffer. There is no clear choice on whether George has to kill Lennie or if they can run away again.
"Of mice and men" a novel by John Steinbeck which will be discussed in this paragraph evaluating two specific points, one of them is that George did the right thing by killing Lennie for many circumstances to be discussed later; and the second is about George was not supposed to kill Lennie under any reason because the life of every human being must be respected by every person in the world. George, seeing that Lennie did not have the ability to live on his own, always got into very serious problems and seeing that neither of them could get ahead because of those motives as you can see in the next quote: "I done a real bad thing," he said. "I shouldn 't of did that. George 'll be mad. “ (Steinbeck 47).
Due to this loneliness, she again walked into her own destruction, this time her death, when she joined Lennie in the barn even after seeing that Lennie has killed a puppy. Due to her loneliness, which was self-inflicted, she ends up dying, much like Dallas Winston from The Outsiders. Dally, the stereotypical greaser and thief, who is cold when it comes to all but Johnny, the second to youngest member of the gang, and the one who all feel obligated to take protect. Dally has lost most of his dream, knowing that given his social
In Of Mice and Men, it shows that Lennie can 't change because of all of the things he has done, like breaking someone 's hand and killing someone else. After Lennie Small and George Milton left Weed, a town they lived in, they went somewhere else to work. They had to leave because Lennie grabbed someone 's dress and wouldn 't let go after she screamed. When they got to the farm they would be working, the people noticed that Lennie was different. After Lennie had messed up over and over, he knew he had done something wrong and had to leave.
In the novel, Of Mice and Men, George was justified in killing Lennie because of his mental illness. Without George killing Lennie , he could have been tortured and killed brutally, but instead, George filled his mind with happy thoughts and ended it without any pain. Death is a debatable topic, yet this decision was for the better interest of his best friend,
George has realized that sometimes things in life change the way you dream and think George did the right thing by killing Lennie. Hope can only get you so far because although Lennie had hope that does not mean he had changed. This was the right thing for George to do because he did not want his best pal suffering getting killed by someone else. George did this deed because Lennie was dangerous and he kept making the same mistakes over and over again. Lennie could not help himself because of his mental disability.