Of Mice And Men Justified Essay

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If you had a choice in helping out your best friend, or helping yourself, who would you choose? In the story “Of Mice And Men”, George chose himself, and he was justified in killing his best friend Lennie. This is because if George didn't kill Lennie, then Curly would've, and it would've been extremely harmful. He was also justified because Lennie wasn't mentally stable. As I said before, if George didn't end up killing Lennie, then Curly would've and it would've been much more harmful. Curly said “I'm gonna shoot the guts out of that big bastard myself” The book shows Lennie is not very smart or aware. He knew that Curley and his people would kill Lennie, and he would suffer or be placed in jail. George made the decision of killing Lennie because it was a better choice for Lennie’s future. George realized Lennie wouldn’t change, and their dream or getting their own plot of land would never come true. He says “I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would”. George wanted a better life for himself as …show more content…

But, he still did all of those things even if they were an accident or not. Yes, he didn't mean to hurt the puppy he was taking care of, but he still did. Lennie is a strong man who isn't very smart, and doesn't know how strong he is. He lets George do all the thinking, And his lack of intelligence escapes him. When Lennie killed the puppy, it was completely an accident. Yet he still had hurt the puppy. People may say that he is excused of his actions because he is mentally unstable but that cannot always be his excuse. Even if he did not know what he was doing, he still has some responsibility for the death. Even though he has these mental issues he still harmed many

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