Of Mice And Men Justified Analysis

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Have you ever done something that is said to be wrong but you find it if justified? In the novel Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck, George kills Lennie. George and Lennie are close friends, who travel together from ranch to ranch, because Lennie keeps getting in trouble.George thinks it is justified to kill Lennie, because he had accidentally killed Curley's wife. Many times something that is justifiable can also be condemned and the other way around. Was George killing Lennie really justified, or should George be condemned? The reader discovers this in the plot of the story. When meeting the two main characters, George and Lennie, they are traveling to a new ranch, because at the last ranch they worked at Lennie was wanted for rap. George is a small man, who’s the caregiver of Lennie, and can have a very bad temper. While Lennie is a very large and strong man, who has mental…show more content…
First off George had killed Lennie, which is considered murder. Also when Lennie killed Curley's wife he could not comprehend what he was doing, until he already had done it. What George did was selfish, and he just wanted to get Lennie off his hands. If George took a moment to think over the situation he could have found a better way to handle the problem. He could've tried to explain to the men what really happened, or they could have went on the run again. He had also acted like he was law enforcement, and decided the punishment instead of the authorities. Which could have thrown Lennie in jail or a hospital, where he could get help. What makes it very bad is that Lennie and George were close, and George used that to make it easier for him to kill Lennie. Plus George promised Lennie’s Aunt Clara that he would take care of him. Finally George decide to act as God, and took the life of Lennie even though it wasn’t his place

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