Most Useful Murder In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The Most Useful Murder George and Lennie were always together and they always looked after each other even if they were annoying each other. I never thought George would even think about shooting Lennie, but I think he did it for the best. Lennie’s mental illness made it hard for him to do lots of different things such as: listening to instructions, being gentle, and using common sense. He messes up a lot of things, but none of it is intentional. George knew he had to shoot Lennie because if he didn’t do it, the other guys would and it wouldn’t be calm or quick. I think George killed Lennie because he knew it was the right thing to do. It’s obvious that Lennie has a mental illness and it makes it difficult for him to understand things. For example, when he grabbed the lady’s red dress in Weed, he didn’t realize he was doing anything wrong. He also didn’t realize that touching Curley’s wife’s hair was wrong until he accidentally murdered her. The bad things he does are unintentional, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t wrong. That is one reason why I think George felt like he needed to kill Lennie. George knew that Lennie just kept making horrible mistakes that got …show more content…

I don’t think it’s right to euthanize people with mental disabilities because they’re still people and they still have hope for a better future and their life is still important even if it doesn’t seem like it. I do agree with George killing Lennie because Lennie would die a really harsh, painful, and slow death by the other men that were trying to find him if George didn’t calm him down and shoot him. Of course, it was the biggest plot twist in the whole book and it broke our hearts, but George did if for the best. In conclusion, George did the right thing and actually helped Lennie instead of harming him and others around

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