In “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, George made the right decision in shooting Lennie because Lennie did not know his own strength. Another reason is If George did not kill Lennie others would have killed him. However, the other side might argue that Lennie did not mean to kill Curley’s wife, thus he deserves to live. George should have killed Lennie because Lennie did not know his own strength, that is the reason why he killed many things by accident and caused many problems. “Why do you got to get killed?
The society in this book seemed to be the type that followed the rules or if you didn’t the worst things were going to happen to you. Everybody makes mistake and they try to learn and move on from them but killing someone intentionally would stick with that person forever and they would never be the same. Therefore, some people debate on whether he was completely out of place for killing Beatty or did the best thing for society. Although Montag killed Beatty, many people debate over whether it was the right thing to do or not.
One reason George should not have killed Lennie because everything that happened, was an accident. Lennie did not mean to kill Curley’s wife or the puppy. In the passage, Of mice and men, lennie says “I don’t want ta hurt you” (Steinbeck 91). This piece of evidence from the passage shows that Lennie did not mean to hurt Curley’s wife. Lennie only meant to keep her quiet , not kill her.
The second reason Tom and Huck should have told the police that Injun Joe killed Mr. Robinson was that Injun Joe should not have been able to run the streets a mad, malevolent murderer. If Joe was capable of killing Mr. Robinson surely he could kill someone else without a second thought. Murderers shouldn’t be able to run free because they feel as if they got away with it, that it’s ok, or that they could do it again and get away with
John Proctor did not sign the testimony because he wanted to protect his name. In my opinion he was excessively prideful and foolish. If it would have been me, I would have signed the testimony so that I could 've lived. He should have admitted that he was consorting with the devil instead of hanging, he would still be able to be with his family if he would have been smarter about his decisions. John Proctor was being selfish as well when he chose to die instead of sign the testimony.
Is a suspect and not-a decent human being..” Shelby believed that Terence Crutcher was so suspicious, that she had to go investigate why he was there rather than help him because he looked like a “bad dude.” It’s almost a guarantee that if Terence had been a white man, Betty might not have been so aggressive in getting him to comply, she might not have been so suspicious of him, she might not have drawn her weapon because she would not have felt as threatened by someone that was nonviolent. Although some people believe that because Crutcher was noncompliant, he deserved to die, Tiffany Crutcher insists that her brother because he was not committing a crime in the first place, so he should not have even been approached by Shelby. Furthermore, Crutcher’s sister states, “The video showed
George did the right thing because if he didn’t Lennie could have been caught and tortured and put in an insane asylum, George could have been killed because he was protecting Lennie, and Lennie died peacefully instead of suffering. Some may claim that George did not do the right thing because killing somebody that is mentally ill or someone at all is wrong. However, George did do the right thing because people thought Lennie was crazy
George ultimately kills Lennie to spare him from the wrath of Curley and his crew. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George was justified to kill Lennie. One reason why George was justified to kill Lennie is because he was a threat to society. Lennie’s wrongdoings have only escalated over the years; George had no way of knowing what Lennie could do next. Lennie started off as a child with mice given to him to by his Aunt Clara.
The crew of thugs had been begging for a violent death like that: shot down, no mercy “(Patterson 193) meaning that in one sense Alex agrees with Taylor that they had it coming. Then almost immediately after Alex contradicts himself by thinking “ In my book and the blind eyes of justice, the fact that a man had it coming doesn’t make killing him right “ (Patterson 194). This shows Alex’s true opinion in that he believes that killing a man who was clueless doesn’t make it right. It also shows he thinks everyone is innocent until proven guilty just like most cops are caught not and that he believes only courts can issue punishment not some group of vigilante
Toward the end of the novel, Carlson is very insensitive to the fact that George had to kill Lennie, and is still in shock. He says, “Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin’ them two guys?”(107). Carlson just doesn't understand what it's like to lose a strong relationship, because he never had one. Therefore, he is extremely insensitive to George.
George The Mercy Killer Was George a murderer? Or did he do it for the best? Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story about two best friends that have became so close they feel like brothers. Lennie and George travel everywhere together to work and George is always looking over Lennie to make sure he is not doing anything wrong.