Should George Killed Lennie Wrong

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In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are best friends and are always together, but George kills Lennie. Lennie was touching Curley’s wife’s hair. He did not let go of her and accidentally snapped her neck. Curley and the other workers go after Lennie, but George gets to Lennie first and shoots him. George was wrong in killing Lennie because he did not mean to kill Curley’s wife, and both Lennie and George could have ran away like they did in the beginning of the story. One reason George should not have killed Lennie is because Lennie did not know what he was doing to Curley’s wife. Steinbeck writes, “… and he shook her; and her body flopped like a fish” (91). Lennie was trying to calm her down to make her stop

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