John Steinbeck's Response To Of Mice And Men

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When analyzing the context of the novel there were different approaches that could have been made, and more thought could have been re-evaluated. The story Mice and Men by John Steinbeck was a heart reacting novel with many characters and subcontext messages sewed into its bindings. The story revolves around the life of two farmhands named George a basic worker with a temper, and Lennie a lovable man-child that was born at the wrong time. Both characters faced a common dilemma, is that the actions made by Lennie and George caused a brutal ending for their story. A summary of there actions is that George was put in a predicament that could have handled in a better way. Lennie had killed innocent women and George had then needed to make a choice…show more content…
He had good intentions and only wanted the best for Lennie because he cared about him. An example of how George didn 't want any real harm to come to Lennie was how when he and Candy were discussing what will happen to Lennie when they find out that he killed Curley 's wife, George brought up the idea of putting him in a mental institution or prison, where he thought they could be kind to him,” Maybe they 'll lock 'im up an ' be nice to 'i 'm”(Steinbeck 93). George cared about Lennie and did not want any harm to come to him so it 's reasonable to why George would want to put down Lennie himself so that he would know it would be as painless as…show more content…
A human life is considered to be the most important thing to a person and the overall idea of life is not something to be tampered with. Also, Lennie had a few mental disabilities that made certain tasks more hard for him, so killing him was not the way to go because Lennie with his mental disabilities cannot be blamed for his actions because his action was out of his control. Lennie is overall a good man, and this is also explained in the book by Candy, “ He 's such a nice fella. I didn 't ' think he 'd do nothing like this"(Steinbeck 94). Lennie should not be held accountable for his crimes due to his special circumstances. So
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