I believe that killing Lennie was justified because if George, smart and strong, didn’t kill Lennie, then Lennie would’ve had a slow, painful death. “You don’t know that Curley. Curley gon’ta wanna get ‘im lynched,” said Candy. (94). George knew what he had to do for Lennie not to suffer, he needed to kill him.
George kills Lennie so he does not have to suffer, fitting the definition of mercy killing. If George would not have killed Lennie, Lennie would have been suffering from all the things Curley would have
Spoiler Alert: At the end of the book “Of Mice and Men”, George kills Lennie. It was a controversial death, with people from one side saying that George’s decision was justified, while others disagree and say that it was not justified. George’s decision to kill Lennie was justified by the fact that he had always looked out for Lennie, Lennie was going to die anyway, and he couldn’t bear to watch Lennie be tortured by the other workers. First, George had been looking out for Lennie since before the book started. This is told to us in a dialog between George and Slim.
Knowing that Lennie would get a painful and merciless death for killing a woman, George makes the decision to kill his best friend by a shot in the head, a quick and merciful death. When George kills Lennie, he does it to spare him from the suffering he would have endured if Curley / the other villagers had gotten to him first. Moreover, he also did it for not living with the regret that someone else had killed his friend in such a way that he had been in a lot of pain in his final minutes. In addition, George probably felt like he would not lose his mental dignity and pride by killing Lennie, his best friend,
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 decision to kill Lennie was justified because Lennie was going to be killed no matter what. After all of the ranchers find out that Lennie killed Curley’s wife, Curley states that he is going to kill Lennie, "I'm gonna get him.
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.
If you don’t stay quiet you are going to die. The killer will hear you if you make any noise. Even if you stay quiet you can still die because you must also hide. If you hide never chose the most obvious places like under the bed, the closet, and in the bathroom because that is the first place that the killer would check. It is also nice to have a dumb friend.
On guard, Rainsford.’” Then the text states that Rainsford has never slept in a better bed. Based on common knowledge someone in danger doesn’t say things like splendid and on guard when being threaten. Zaroff knew he is going to die and is also hoping for it. Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because Zaroff wanted to
Although he is smart about using a “peculiar rocking, swaying motion” (p.20), he still went in blind and “doing a much more dangerous thing than fighting Nag”(p.20). When fighting, he simply took Karait for nothing more dangerous than a garter snake. This shows that he had no worries or caution when fighting a harmful and venomous snake such as Karait. Had he not had the opportunity like he did when “Karait had lunged out once too far” (p.20). Had Karait simply fought like he was intimidated, maybe rikki would have taken his ignorance one step too far and Karait could easily kill him because he wasn't brave but
Thomas means that even though Lennie and George are very different from each other they still have the greatest friendship. The end proves their friendship, when George kills Lennie at the end. George knew the consequences of Lennie killing Curley 's wife, so he put Lennie in a happy mindset and killed him. George 's killing of Lenny was a merciful shooting and he didn 't have any motive for it. This shows their respect for each other because George showed him respect by killing him happy
So therefore in this situation killing should be justified. A reason why george should be justified is because he says if “i was alone i could live so easy” which you never say to a guy like lennie. George should be punished for killing lennie because if george never killed lennie they could of had their dream come true. and he should also be punished because he was rude to lennie. “Funny said