People today with mental disabilities are often criticized for not being “up to par” with everyone else in the world. This is true especially in the 1920’s, in which the novel Of Mice and Men takes place. Take Lennie Small for example, a large and hefty man, who has a mental disability. He, as a character, is blamed for the heinous act of murdering the antagonist’s wife, whose name is never revealed. It is true that Lennie does fracture her neck, but he does so without knowing.
In what instances is murder acceptable? Though controversial and very case-specific, murder seems like it is decidedly unjustifiable. In nature, the word itself sounds very bitter, as the action is often driven from basic human emotion rather than morals that are taught and generally accepted. However, there are some cases where murder defies its dark and grim nature to become something potentially helpful for the safety of others, like when George killed Lennie at the end of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. George and Lennie arrive at a ranch in Soledad, California as migrant workers in the 1920’s.
Have you ever had to make a difficult decision involving family members? In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, the main character, George, is forced to make a hard decision involving family. George killing Lennie in the book was tragic but it had to happen because he didn’t want him to suffer, also if he hadn’t done it Curley would have tortured him, and Lennie was a threat to other people as well. One reason George had to kill Lennie is because he couldn’t watch him suffer if he hadn’t killed him his self. Curley would have wanted to torture and scare Lennie of he had stayed alive.
Firstly, Curley was going to shoot lennie in his stomach. During the story Lennie had been already a target of Curley, he got into one fight with Curley. As Lennie was talking to Curley 's wife she let let him pet her hair. Curley 's wife started to freak out, she ended up killing her. “... and then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck”(Steinbeck 91).
What comes to mind when the word loyalty is mentioned? A dog, a pet, friends or family is what most people think of when the word is mentioned. However, many would not associate the word loyalty with loneliness. When John Steinbeck thought of loyalty he wrote of deep friendships and a dog and its owner’s love. Loyalty can be associated with loneliness because by the end of a friendship or family member, someone is always gone before the other, due to old age or a medical issue that has come up.
Brutality In “Of Mice and Men” animals and even humans are being mistreated and disrespected. Animals are being killed and even strangled to death, which is not the right way to treat animals. People are also being brutal to other people in the book. Candy, one of the main characters had a dog. The dog did not have a name.
In the story mice of men by John Steinbeck was about two people named George and Lennie which are the main characters throughout this story. They seem to have a lot of trouble to keeping a job. They find a job and it was going well at first they were keeping their heads low not getting into any trouble. This was going well until they got themselves into a sticky situation and a very hard situation had to be made. John Steinbeck showed us that brotherhood/ friendship is very important and that some people are closer to you and are always there for you, also he shows that some people are really your friends and will do anything to protect you.
Did George do the right thing by killing Lennie? Lennie has a illness that makes him like to touch pretty or soft things, in the book lennie got in trouble two times for touching a woman 's dress and a woman 's hair. When lennie touches a woman 's dress and wouldn’t let go the woman got scared and started screaming when she got away after her dress ripped a whole bunch of guys started going after them but they got away. When Lennie touches Curley 's wife 's hair she told him to stop or he would mess he hair up and she said that a couple of times and when he didn’t stop she started to freak out, and when she tried to scream he covered her mouth because he knew he would get in trouble, but when she stated tosquerm he accidently broke her neck and ended up killing her. George killed lennie out of love because he didn’t want him to suffer.
The killings in the novella “Of Mice and Men,” show that murder and death will come back to haunt people. The first killing is when Carlson kills Candy’s dog. He says that the dog is just suffering and it is also really smelly. This is why Carlson made the decision to shoot Candy’s dog, even though Candy doesn’t want Carlson to shoot his dog. The second killing was when Lennie killed his puppy.
Have you ever done something that is said to be wrong but you find it if justified? In the novel Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck, George kills Lennie. George and Lennie are close friends, who travel together from ranch to ranch, because Lennie keeps getting in trouble. George thinks it is justified to kill Lennie, because he had accidentally killed Curley's wife. Many times something that is justifiable can also be condemned and the other way around.