Of Mice And Men Persuasive Analysis

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"I got you! You can't keep a job and you lose me ever' job I get. Jus' keep me shovin' all over the country all the time. An' that ain't the worst. You get in trouble. You do bad things and I got to get you out” (Steinbeck 11). In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George kills Lennie at the end of the book because of his continuous violent behavior. George should’ve killed Lennie to protect him from Curley, to keep him from making more bad decisions, and to keep him out of jail or a mental institution. First of all, if George wouldn't of killed Lennie, Curley would’ve made him suffer in a horrible way. Curley specifically said that he was going to get him good this time. “I’m gonna get him. I’m going for my shotgun. I’ll kill the big son-of-a-bitch myself. I’ll Shoot ‘im in the guts. Come on, you guys” (Steinbeck 96). With Curley saying this, George knew what was about to occur. He grabbed Carlson’s Luger and took off to find Lennie. It was right there, he ended it to Lennie’s benefit. He was sure that Lennie was happy and had a good last thought. He did it merciful where there was no pain involved. Lennie was always causing a stir up or a fight somewhere. Whether it be over a girl or over a dead mouse, Lennie…show more content…
People of his type would often end up in a mental institution and get treated like an animal. Slim, the wisest of Steinbeck’s characters points out the detriment this could have on Lennie when he says, “An’ s’pose they lock him up an’ strap him down and put him in a cage. That ain’t no good, George” (Steinbeck 97). With Slim stating that, we know that people with handicaps are looked down upon in this time era. If Lennie would’ve continued to live, he could’ve ended up locked in a cage in a mental institution. George thought about all of this and made the right decision in ending Lennie’s life. Lennie would of never been at peace in a mental
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