Lennie’s disabilities and innocence was what differed the effect of their mistakes. George made an excellent decision by killing Lennie. If he hadn’t killed Lennie, the future consequences could have been greater. Killing Lennie was a way to hide his disability, while preventing torture for both of
My favorite thing about “We Know” is Hamilton’s verse, “I never spent a cent that wasn’t mine/ You sent the dogs after my scent, that’s fine/ Yes, I have reasons for shame/ But I have not committed treason and sullied my good name/As you can see I have done nothing to provoke legal action/Are my answers to your satisfaction?”.
Without irony an author’s story will not be as interesting and will not keep the reader or audience’s attention for too long. Above dramatic irony was very sufficient because the reader knew about John’s affair, although Reverend Hale was unaware. This may have grabbed the reader’s attention more and lead them to suspension as to how or if Hale would find out. In my example of verbal irony, it was used in a form of sarcasm when it almost seems as if the outcome was backwards. For instance the innocents should live while the accused should be the one to die.
Not to mention, he takes the case without outwardly pleading it is a hopeless cause. To show, Atticus defends Tom Robinson as he would defend any white man, and makes it his civil duty to do this man right. Coupled with Atticus’s personal beliefs, he never shows regret in his obligation to Tom Robinson and his family. In another instance, Atticus respected these citizens even before the case. Though the residents of Maycomb did not agree with him, Atticus stuck to his belief all men are created equal.
He had this responsibility because he made a promise. He had done what he could to keep Lennie out of trouble, by telling him to stay quiet, and not to talk to Curley’s wife. But, he couldn’t control himself. It was up to George to protect Lennie, and he did this by taking his life. Surely, dying in a second was a better outcome for Lennie than being beat, hung, and finally dying after being tortured.
George would protect Lennie at all costs even from himself. After Lennie kills a young woman, George decides it is better for Lennie to be dead rather than to be tortured and kept in a cell or a mental asylum. The decision of killing Lennie hit George like a train, but he knew it was something that was in Lennie’s own good. Knowing he could have an easier life without Lennie, George still kept him around because he needed George and George needed Lennie. George tells Slim “Course Lennie’s a God damn nuisance most of the time, but you get used to goin’ around with a guy an’ you can’t get rid of him.”
Everyone thinks that Slim is the judge and whatever he says is the right thing to do. Candy then commits to the cause for his dog’s greater good. Candy didn’t want to kill the dog himself and lets Carlson to do it. When the dog was killed, Candy regrets on not killing his dog himself because he didn’t want someone who didn’t care for the dog to kill it. He wanted to show the dog that it was the best for him and it was for his mercy.
Pg. 173-174 To me this quote is very important because he is deathly afraid of Mautz and Virgil but he stands up to them because he doesn't want to expose Sarah. My second quote is “ The letter was clear:shaky as I was, I was her only friend. I'd rather have her hate my guts and be safe than love me and by alone.
By this point, i think i would agree with Callarman’s opinion because there are abundantly details on how he deviated from his life. He believed that he would be safe and thought he understood everything, however that was not the occurrence. McCandless was an astute, clever kid but was exceedingly obdurate. He did everything he could do to survive but at the end, death was inevitable. There was nothing that he could do nor anyone else, so he had to face the facts.
No one took the time to recognize his desires of freedom and solitude, which is why many were shocked when they found him missing. Merriam-Webster defines life as an overall vision of or attitude toward life and the purpose of life. McCandless’ view on life was extraordinary and he only lived the life he thought was suitable; he appreciated the underrated belongings of life itself and longed for a greater good. One may judge his decisions on foolhardy behavior, but McCandless knew what he wanted and went for it without reflection on others’ notions. “it is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God given right to have it” (Krakauer 155) In any case, Chris McCandless was recklessly bold and did what most could not.
While you read the back cover of the book Of Mice and Men and reading the descriptions of the characters you are probably thinking, why in the world would a tough and tall man like Lennie stick with such a little man like George? Well while you read the book, Steinbeck shows us through Lennie’s actions that he isn’t the brightest man alive, he is almost like a ginormous teddy bear, he loves to pet animals and he never does anything mean on purpose. But those characteristics get him into serious trouble. But George on the other hand, he is more of the tough one. He helps Lennie not get into trouble and when Lennie does he helps him get out of it
Killing Lennie “You hadda, George. I swear you hadda” (Steinbeck 107). Slim, one of the main characters in Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, says this to George as they walk away from Lennie’s body. Slim helps George realize that he did the right thing by killing Lennie himself instead of letting someone else do it before he did.
Is it ever appropriate to make the decision of killing another human being? This is the kind of question the main character ,George Milton, had to ask himself before ending the life of his friend, Lennie Small, in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Some readers may feel that George killing Lennie was acceptable. However, they do not realize that even though George knew that the other men on the ranch planned to torture Lennie, it wasn’t his decision whether or not he should kill him. Therefore, George’s decision to euthanize Lennie is not justified because George was the only one that said he would take care of Lennie, George was selfish and always said that he wanted to be alone, and even though Lennie was not intelligent does not mean that George should have ended his life.