Lennie's Savior In Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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Lennie’s Savior “Friends show their love in times of trouble,not happiness,” said a wise Greek playwright named Euripides. Friends are suppose to be there for eachother no matter what just like George was there for his best friend in John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men. He did the best he could to take care of Lennie, his best friend. Although he tried hard, his attempts were unsuccessful resulting in Lennie’s demise. Unfortunately, George was forced to take Lennie’s life because Lennie was a danger to others, a hazard to himself, and George refused to let anyone else to kill him or cage him up like an animal. George tried to show Lennie mercy, killing him painlessly and not caring about anything else but saving his friend. Lennie was an unintentional menace to others, influencing George’s decision to end Lennie’s life. Lennie murdered Curley’s wife, his pup, and held on to a woman’s dress in Weed. He did not intend to hurt anything or anyone, he was just unaware of his strength. George understood that Lennie …show more content…

“Let go,” She cried. “You let go!” Lennie was in panic. His face was contorted. She screamed then, and Lennie’s other hand closed over her mouth and nose. “Please don’t,” he begged. “Oh! Please don’t do that. George’ll be mad,” She struggled violently under his hands….And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck. (91). He did not want to get in trouble with George because he wanted to tend the rabbits. This motivates him to quiet Curley’s wife by snapping her neck. Unfortunately, she was discovered dead and everyone knew Lennie was her killer. Her death caused George to make the difficult decision of killing his best friend. If George did not do this, Lennie might have hurt another person. Curley would have stopped at nothing in attempts to avenge his wife’s death by having Lennie lynched, therefore George spared Lennie from torture or hurting another

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