Of Mice And Men Persuasive Essay

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Mental Floss states, “The novella is ranked as the fifth most frequently challenged piece of literature on the American Library Association’s list of 100 Most Banned of Challenged Book between 2000 and 2009.” The book, “Of Mice and Men,” is from the point of view through a struggling man’s viewpoint and a mentally challenged man’s viewpoint during the Great Depression. Lennie is a troublemaker for George, and sometimes George has to make big decisions about so of his priorities throughout his life. I believe George did do the right thing by killing Lennie himself because George would rather have Lennie die with him doing it rather than anyone else, George knew he would act up again if he let him come with him, and George believes it was the best choice to make in the situation. Some people believe that George had another way out. That he didn’t have to kill Lennie. However, this came at a cost. If he let Lennie like he would either be sent to an insane asylum, killed by Curley, die on his own, or get George in trouble again. First, George would rather have Lennie die with him doing it rather than anyone else. He wouldn’t want Curly or Carlson to do it and…show more content…
Just like Lennie killing Curley's wife, the dog, and the mice, he would kill something again if he lived. The book says, “Lennie sat in the hay and looked at a little dead puppy that lay in front of him… and he shook her; and her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck.” And, George knew he would get in trouble again. Since Lennie doesn’t know his own strengths, he will keep doing it over and over again. So he will never learn. Which means everywhere they do he will be trouble for George in the long run of things. John Steinbeck wrote, “ ‘You get in trouble. You do bad things and I got to get you out.’ His voice rose nearly to a shout. ‘You crazy son-of-a-bitch. You keep me in hot water all the time.’
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