“ Even the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.“. In the book of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George, one of the main characters, has to kill his best friend- Lennie Small. He does this for a few different reasons. Killing his best friend was justified though, for one George and Lennie were always on the move because Lennie always messed up, two, in the end when Lennie messed up again, Curly was going to make him suffer for killing his wife and breaking his hand. Third, George had to kill Lennie because lennie would have done it again.
The words selfish and selfless are two completely different words with two completely different meanings, yet they get confused quite often. In “Of Mice and Men,” some readers may envision the character George as selfish or harsh towards Lennie, however, Steinbeck portrays George as selfless. George and Lennie find themselves in penurious situations very often. This is burdensome for George considering Lennie’s mental disability, and it should be expected that George will become infuriated with him at times. It is evident that George’s actions and words towards Lennie are selfless or caring represented by Lennie’s mental disability, his troublesome behavior, the life George could have without him, and why George kills him.
Have you ever thought of killing your best friend? No, no one does, that person is supposed to be your everything. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, a main character gets killed by his best friend. George had no reason to kill Lennie. Lennie did not mean to kill them on purpose.
Some decisions you have to make in life are so difficult that we would rather not have to deal with them. George Milton had to decide the fate of his closest friend’s life. Lennie Small, a character from John Steinback’s book Of Mice and Men, is a childlike adult that George looks after. They were best friends until he accidentally killed the wife of their boss’s son. George had to decide whether or not he would kill Lennie mercifully, or let the rest of the worker's murder him. I believe George should have killed Lennie because he has hurt people, can’t control himself, and would have probably ended up in a horrible mental institution anyway.
To be our brothers and sisters keeper means that we have to watch out for them and care about even if it 's not our favorite thing to do but we do it because we care about them.John Steinbeck wrote this book in 1937, The book is about two farmers who had dreams of having their own farms and one of the characters named george looks out for Lennie because he has a mental disability. He wrote the book to show that if you are your brothers keeper you will do what 's best for them. A brother 's keeper watch out for them, does what 's best for them, and it 's part of their responsibility because we care for them.
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.” (Steinbeck, 41) George explains how he feels about Lennie without getting too sweet so Slim does not think that George is weak. George and Lennie were family, but not by blood, but by they way they took care of each other and protected one another. However, in the end the loyalty of the two men ran out. On the bank of the river, Lennie lay dead, no longer able to show George his loyalty. In the aftermath of loyalty came loneliness because eventually one of the characters in a relationship will outlive the other and leave one all
Of Mice and Men was an inspiring book about a couple of men just trying to get by in the Great Depression. George and Lennie had known each other for a very long time and had grown to depend on each other. The most controversial topic from this book was why George killed Lennie. It was the right thing to do for multiple reasons. One of the many reasons for george to kill George is that Lennie was a danger to those around him as well as himself. Another reason is that Lennie couldn’t survive with George telling him what and what not to do. The last reason is that if George didn’t kill Lennie, Curly would painfully kill him. Being dangerous for the people around and to himself is more than enough reason kill him.
In the novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, George’s decision to kill Lennie at the end of the novel was justified. George and Lennie were best friends, and have been since they were little. They got ran out of Weed(the old farm they used to work at) for harassing a girl and not letting her go. He was just scared from her screaming and kicking. He didn’t mean to harm, or scare her. And then about a year later when Lennie accidentally killed Curley’s wife, the whole farm was after him. George shot him in the temple of his head for a quick and painless death. Lennie had to be killed because he didn’t know his own strength. And he was too dumb to realize what he was doing. Also Curley and Carlson would’ve tortured Lennie and then killed
We can make the situation end differently, but George being his friend and knowing the conditions that Lennie is in I think it was a way of ending the story. George didn 't want Lennie to suffer .So he decided to just shoot him. They could 've just let him go to jail but he would suffer. He could either die in jail by other inmates, get executed if he resisted. I don 't think George was Lennies true friend because they both didn 't like Curley. They wanted to get a farm together with many animals. They had no family and traveled together. The point was that they had nobody to depend on but themselves. So just because George was a bit smarter than Lennie didn 't mean he had to shoot him and continue being friends with the others. George
In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck many hard decisions were made. In this novel two Characters George and Lennie get kicked out of their last city and travel to soledad to start their new life. Lennie causes lots of commotion at the ranch which turns people against George and Lennie. At the end of the novel George kills Lennie which raises the question if he fairly weighed all of the options and if his choice was justified or condemned. One reason why this was a justified decision is that George only wanted the best for his best friend. Another reason is the ranchers would’ve killed him no matter what so this way George ensured it was fast and painless. On the other hand, this was condemned because George had been saying how his life would be so much better without Lennie and this allowed him to be able to live that life.
George's justification for shooting Lennie is to keep him from experiencing the pain that will follow the consequences of his actions. Lennie is going to be lynched, seemingly beaten up, furthermore Curley is going to kill Lennie. George also perceives that even if they were to escape, it would be just a matter of time before Lennie has another "accident" and kills someone else. George knows he can't protect Lennie from society, as he also cannot protect society from Lennie. Killing Lennie before he is caught is the only kind thing to do. It is a quick end, additionally George even protects Lennie from seeing it coming. It is an act of love, for the reason that George is putting an end to Lennie. He feels like Candy. Find quote about Carlson
Did you know in the 1950’s the people of the mentally disabled community were mistreated in our world? The people that were mentally disabled were isolated from the outside world, shocked several times, and locked up and let them starve to death. The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about the main characters George and Lennie, who migrate from one place to the other in search of a new job. The story took place during the Great Depression, and the story mostly took place in Soledad.George did the wrong thing by killing Lennie because he could of run away, let Curley find Lennie, or followed his and Lennie's American Dream. George and Lennie could work at a job to earn money for their American Dream.
In the novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck George’s decision to kill Lennie at the end of the novel was justified. Lennie, a intellectually disabled man who doesn’t recognize his strength kills his “boss’s” wife by mistake. After having a lifelong relationship with Lennie, George decided to kill Lennie out of mercy. George easily took Lennie out of torturous pain that was soon to be faced and gave him a better quality of life then he would’ve had. Yes, some may think that George still committed murder and murder is never accepted. However, in this case you had to to keep Lennie from suffering at the end of his life.
Authors often write books in an attempt to express their own feelings in the text, which will often become displayed as biased. The readers have an unbiased viewpoint towards the actions in the book and can easily persuade the reader to question morals and actions of the characters. In “Ethan Frome”, “Of Mice and Men”, and In Cold Blood, the authors set up the books to persuade the readers feelings towards the characters and question the morality of the situations.
There are good and bad friends. Good friends truly care for you and sticks with you in the troublous times. Bad friends hurt you and try to take advantage. In the novella “ Of Mice and Men “ by John Steinbeck he symbolizes friendship. In the novella there are 2 characters that have a friendship and their names are George and Lennie. After, reading the novella I think that George was a bad friend towards Lennie.