He had this responsibility because he made a promise. He had done what he could to keep Lennie out of trouble, by telling him to stay quiet, and not to talk to Curley’s wife. But, he couldn’t control himself. It was up to George to protect Lennie, and he did this by taking his life. Surely, dying in a second was a better outcome for Lennie than being beat, hung, and finally dying after being tortured.
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.
To begin, John Steinbeck uses George to show the failure of the American dream. George is a short, smart man. He is a migrant farm worker who has to take care of his best friend Lennie who is cognitively impaired. While they were about to go to sleep near the brush calmly like a bedtime story, George said “ Someday we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and rabbits”(Steinbeck pg 14). This proves that he and Lennie is going
With Curly's wife's blood on his hands, Lennie would die at the hands of Curly, but George killed him quickly and painlessly. Along with that, George wanted to be able to live with no regrets. In the parallel situation, when Candy's dog was killed, Candy wasn't the one to kill his companion and felt immense regret. With George killing Lennie, he was able to ensure that it was painless and didn't scare Lennie before he died. After the gun was shot, this was the best thing for
To George and Lennie this nearly became a reality with the help of Candy. After putting together all their money (including the wages they would get at the end of the month) they would have “four fifty.” And George thinks they “could swing her for that.” Steinbeck includes this to prove that alone no one could afford to but together the dream becomes a possibility. This shows why ranch workers never achieved their dream, as their isolation stopped them from accomplishing that. Steinbeck contrasts Curley’s wife’s marriage with Georges and Lennie’s friendship to show the causes of Curleys wife’s isolation. George and Lennie made plans of a future together, they cared for each other and made sacrifices for the each other.
George and Lennie are the main characters in this story. They are two young friends who were left with nothing except some hopes and dreams. George and Lennie have dreamt of having and owning a small farm, but they were not able to fulfill their wishes because their lives were followed by heartbreaking failure. In the text, ‘Of Mice and Men’, friendship is portrayed in a very confusing way. It is dangerous so as to say.
‘Cause I want you to stay with me. Trouble with mice is you always kill ‘em.” The relationship between father and son is also implied because George looks after Lennie’s basic survival needs and tries to keep him out of trouble. On the other hand, Lennie provides George with support and love to motivate George as a father. Page 16. “But you ain’t gonn get in no trouble, because if you do, I won’t let you tend the rabbits.” 2.
Candy had realized it was his responsibility to have shot his dog. He owed it to him to do it himself. At the end of the book when George shoots Lennie, it is in comparison to Candy's dog. Candy hadn’t taken it upon himself to kill his dog. George felt like Lennie was his responsibility, so instead of allowing another man to kill Lennie, he shot him himself.
After his death, he will leave his money to George and Lennie to keep the farm going. The dream gives him a place where he can live out his last days in peace, and this is why he completely supports it. But then Lennie murders Curley’s wife, and the dream is over for everyone. QUOTE Candy asks George if this is the case, but they both already know the answer. The dream, like Lennie, gives them too much hope and masks the reality of their lives.
Although, this dream is absolutely impractical George allows Lennie to enjoy his last moments and believe in this wonderful dream that these too have mustered up. George has done these most humane thing possible to Lennie, he provided him with a quick painless death in a time when any other route would have led to immense