This is also proved by Slim as he knew that George had to kill Lennie. “‘You hadda, George. I swear you hadda’”(Steinbeck 107). 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).
Lennie killed, the farm owners son, Curley’s wife by accident. The whole situation causes George to make a life changing decision; to kill Lennie or not kill him. He makes the choice of killing him. Many people believe George was justified in killing someone very close to him, his best friend, Lennie because he would have had a slow, painful death if he had not. Others believe he was not justified in killing him.
‘Lennie begged, “Le 's do it now. Le 's get that place now.”’ George concurs, places the Luger on the back of Lennie’s head, and shoots him. One of the most controversial aspects of George Steinbeck 's novel Of Mice and Men, was the death of Lennie by his friend’s hands. Many believe that George murdered him in Lennie’s best interest, yet many others believe that George was being selfish and with his act, removed the burden of Lennie.
We can’t let ‘im get away. Why the poor [man’d] starve to death. ”’(Steinbeck 94) When Lennie flees the scene after he strangles Curley’s wife, some of the other men see her dead.
When Rainsford saw Zaroff’s trophy room he knew that the loser of the game would die. If Rainsford wanted to live he would have to win the game. It is true that Rainsford set up traps that could have killed Zaroff but the only way to win was to kill your opponent. Rainsford was also acting in self defence as Zaroff tried to kill him using his bow and arrow, rifle, and hounds. Although the only way to win was to kill your opponent, Rainsford tried to find another way out by pretending to fall into the
I swear it, I'll kill you!"(Foreman 297). This quote shows how Miller was going to hunt down Kane if it was the last thing he did. In "The Most Dangerous Game", in Rainsford's case, he was being literally hunted down on Ship Trap Island at the hands of General Zaroff, who is a hunter that used humans as hunting game. " Rainsford's second thought was even more terrible...
Because of the actions and choices Tino makes the consequences have positive and negative effects on Paul. First and foremost, Edward Bloor says, “…they put us in the vandalism jail.” “My stomach suddenly knotted.” (Bloor107). This has a negative effect on Paul in as much as he feels as though Tino is going to blame 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. The choice let's lennie die without guilt and pain. Lennie was also incapable of caring for himself. He counted on George for everything.
In John Steinbeck’s novel of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are the best of friends, but at the end George had to decide the fate of Lennie. Lennie’s act of murder caused anger and the desire of revenge in Curley. Because Lennie has Killed Curley 's wife, his own life will be put in the hands of Culey or George. George was right in killing Lennie because the anger of Curley would lead Lennie to a terrible fate, and Lennie would have done such acts again. Curley would have gotten his revenge, and would have not shown any mercy on Lennie killing Lennie with no other escape for what he had done.
Everyone will look death in the eye at some point in their life; however, it is not up to another individual to be the judge of their death. In Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, a man by the name of George Milton made the decision whether someone should live or not. Lennie Smalls has a mental handicap and is best friends with his caretaker, George, living during the Great Depression. Lennie is very forgetful and lacks the normal comprehension of a human being, which eventually gets him killed. George Milton decides to end Lennie’s life in order to save him from much pain and suffering in the future.
George decided to shoot Lennie in the back of the head, many have different opinions on how the book should have ended but George made the right choice. He made the appropriate decision to shoot Lennie for the following reasons: Lennie might kill more people, Curley and the rest of the farm workers would have killed him anyways, and George made Lennie 's last few moments enjoyable. In the first place, Lennie was capable of endangering more people. After seeing that he was able to kill a human, he could easily kill another.
First, Johnny is with Ponyboy telling him that he might commit suicide if there is more fights. Johnny cries out, “I’ll kill myself or something” (47). Johnny knows that greasers and the socs will still clash, and he tells Ponyboy in a different way not to fight or else he might kill himself. In a like manner, Dally wants to die after Johnny dies because Johnny is the only thing he loved, and he is gone forever. Ponyboy utters, “I knew he would be dead because Dallas Winston wanted to be dead and he always got what he wanted” (154).
First of all, George had to kill Lennie before the others got to him so he could claim self defense before anyone else could see what was really happening. Curley said, “ I’ll kill the big son of a bitch myself. I’ll shoot 'im in the guts come on you guys, he ran furiously out of the barn. Carlson said,” i’ll get my luger” (Steinbeck 96). Another reason, was that he
Throughout the book you can see that they are responsible for one another and make sacrifices for one another. At one point in the story when Lennie thought that George was in danger the text reads “Suddenly Lennie’s eyes centered and drew quiet, and mad. He stood up dangerously toward crooks. ‘Who hurt George?’(72). This shows that is someone had really harmed George, he would have stuck up for him and done what he could… even if it meant he had to hurt someone himself.