Lennie Good Or Bad

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Sometimes, the difference between good and bad isn't always black and white. Sometimes, you have to make a decision that isn't bad but, isn't necessarily good. that's exactly what George did when he shot Lennie. After Lennie killer Curley's wife, George realized Lennie would never stop causing trouble. Curley also made it very clear he was going to make killing Lennie as painful as possible. When George shot Lennie in the back of the head, he granted Lennie a kind and quick death. At the beginning of the book, Of Mice and Men, when the two boys are sitting by the fire the night before they reach the farm they're supposed to work on, George had told Lennie "Lennie-if you jus' happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come here an' hide in the brush"(Steinbeck 15). When George says, "..get in trouble like you always done before.." he infers that Lennie has gotten them in trouble before and he suspects that he will again. …show more content…

Once Curley finds out about his wife's death he angerly promises the guys that he's going to kill Lennie, saying, "I'm gonna get him. I'm going for my shotgun. I'll kill the big son-of-a-bitch myself. I'll shoot 'im in the guts"(Steinbeck 96). If George wouldn't have stepped in, Curley was going to make sure Lennie died as painfully as possible for the death of his wife. When George killed Lennie, it was in the back of the head to make sure Lennie didn't suffer in his last moments. Curley wanted him to suffer. He wanted his to hurt before he

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