They share a good dream. They love one another” (Scarseth 3). George killed Lennie out of love because he knew Lennie would suffer if he lived longer. Even though the action was bad, George decided it was best to kill Lennie to protect him. He knew that if Lennie was still alive, he would suffer greatly for two reasons: Curley wanted to avenge his wife and eventually Lennie would be sent to jail.
' (Steinbeck 96.) Curly was gonna find every reason to hurt and then kill him. Curly even hated him the first time they met. So George had to kill Lennie in a more humane way before Curly got to him. You can see this foreshadowed throughout the novel, because Curly always hated Lennie.
People walk into the wilderness to “No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.”(163). Being alone had made him happy but it started to come up to him that happiness isn’t real until it is shared. Even though that made him happy, this experience that he had led him to think that it isn’t so bad being with other people and he can return to civilization. Throughout the story, Chris had tried to find his purpose in life and tried to be happy but didn’t realize how unprepared he was. This leads to the conclusion that Chris could not conquer the wild on his own especially with the skill set that he had.
In The Outsiders, Pony is part of the Greasers, which is a poorer gang who gets harassed by the Socs who are a wealthier and more spoiled gang. Pony also has to deal with school, his gang and his brothers as well as the Socs and he finds himself in trouble after the murder of a Soc. They end up escaping to an abandoned church and they get rescued by Dally. Johnny would end up dying in a fire, but Pony and Darry’s relationship got better. In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie come to a
George has caught Lennie with something that he should not have had on multiple occasions. For example, there was once a mouse in his pocket and one time, a puppy with him on his bunk (43). George does a good job of protecting Lennie when needed. For example, George knew Curley’s wife was going to cause trouble, so he warned Lennie to not talk to her (32). The accident involving Curley’s wife was Lennie’s fault for not listening to George and behaving as he did.
His downfall is accelerated by how Daisy gets together with him but then refuses to let go of Tom, eventually going back to Tom, and leaving Gatsby distraught and heartbroken. This puts big cracks in his facade, and the entire interaction leads to the most important event in his life. His true downfall is sealed when Daisy murders Myrtle. With them being in his car it is assumed by others that he was the one to hit her. This, along with Tom’s jealousy, leads Tom to tell Wilson that it was Gatsby who hit her this causes Wilson to finally end Gatsby's life while he is floating in his pool thinking
George suspects the cheating, but never truly discovers what is going on before she dies. Tom lied to George as well in order to keep his affair secret. He then ends up saving himself and killing Gatsby by blaming Myrtle 's death on Gatsby in the quote, ”He ran over Myrtle like you 'd run over a dog and never even stopped his car" (178). He explains this here, “There was nothing I could say, except the one unutterable fact that it wasn 't true” (178). Over time, the consequences begin to take effect on George and his mental health goes downhill due to the shadieness of the upper class.
This story has a protagonist who wants to break free, this is a common characteristic of Romantic stories. Other characteristics include having a character going against the establishment which can be clearly seen by how Mr. Hooper was made an outcast and harassed by his people. For example, In the story when the narrator says " Old Squire Saunders, doubtless by an accidental lapse of memory, neglected to invite Mr.Hooper to his table..."(Hawthorn 5). This demonstrates how Mr. Hooper is an outcast because he is wearing a black veil. He struggled with his secret sin and was alone most of his life due to everyone being against his beliefs .
Like everyone else in this world, I have had struggles. There's disappointment and obstacles in everybody's life.” - El DeBarge. Disappointment is part of everyone’s lives, every single of of us has faced disappointment before. Disappointment goes along the lines of finding out something didn’t go as planned, and now you are feeling sad and discouraged. In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, many of the characters faced times of great disappointment.
Tom, Myrtle, Daisy, and Gatsby were selfish and self centered leading them to become Morally responsible for the death of Jay Gatsby. Polo player Tom Buchanan had an ongoing relationship with George Wilson 's wife Myrtle that ended very dramatically with the death of Myrtle in a car accident as well as causing the murder of Jay Gatsby. It was not till this time where George started to realize that his wife was having an affair and this made him very upset as Nick says “He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world and the shock had made him physically sick.”(Fitzgerald 130). Tom took Gatsby 's car to get gas at George 's garage on his way to the city to meet with Gatsby. While getting gas Myrtle saw that it was Tom in the car and was upset because she was locked in a room and wasn 't allowed to see anyone.
Would you kill your best friend? Many people have mixed emotions about what the outcome of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck could’ve or should’ve been, here are some main things that happened in the story. Lennie has a mental disability so he can’t think for himself, he snapped Curly’s Wife’s neck and ran away into the bushes where he was told by George to go if he got in trouble. Curly would’ve tortured and killed Lennie anyways. Yes, killing Lennie was George’s best option.