Some might think that George did it as an act of love, but I think that it was the wrong act of love. George could have helped Lennie escape, and live to tend the rabbits, but he didn't; he created murder. Additionally, Lennie didn't know what he was doing when he killed Curley's wife. Lennie is a man with the mind of a child. Lennie doesn't know the power of his own
Some may even say George killed his friend in attempt to rid himself the burden of Lennie, or protect himself from trouble, but this is a senseless claim. George cared for Lennie in both a friendly and protective manner. George was looking out for Lennie, and only hoped for the best with him. It is unfair to claim George had such a hatred towards Lennie, when it so clearly shows George’s affection towards him. John Steinbeck shows how George is accepting of Lennie, despite everything he has done when he writes, “No, Lennie.
Some people might think in the opposite side that George should not killed Lennie because Lennie did not mean to anything. He has done it without knowing how strong of himself. Lennie made many troubles this might be because of his disability, but this is the reason that he deserves to live. He has done many thing that make George get into trouble and It is better if Lennie has to die because of George shoot him not the other. "All the time he coulda had such a good time if it was not for you” (Steinbeck).
George kills Lennie so he does not have to suffer, fitting the definition of mercy killing. If George would not have killed Lennie, Lennie would have been suffering from all the things Curley would have
George told him to go in the brush if he ever did something bad. So, Lennie went to the brush. George had a choice to let Lennie get lynched or get captured in jail. George didn’t want any of that. So to stop Lennie from getting in more trouble he killed Lennie.
George decided to end his best friend’s life in order to prevent him from being tortured, and this is because he killed Curley’s wife. Lennie and George lead a very hard lifestyle, and Lennie would always get them in trouble, so to help Lennie, George shot him. What George did
“In a matter of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” This quote by Albert Einstein relates to Of Mice & Men because it defines what justice really is. The novella Of Mice & Men, by John Steinbeck, has a broad theme of justice or injustice depending on how you perceive it. George killing Lennie was warranted because Lennie was incapable of caring for himself, Curley probably would’ve killed Lennie, and Lennie would’ve been locked up or institutionalized if he was caught. Lennie was incompetent as far as taking care of himself, therefore his death was justified. Lennie had trouble remembering things, “...tried and tried [to remember}... but it didn’t do no good.” What if Lennie forgets to pay his rent or forgets to buy food.
Correspondingly, Lennie should have been asked in some way about his opinion about his death. Again, George and Lennie could not have hid somewhere because they were surrounded, and Curley and his men were slowly moving closer to them while checking every part of the forest they were in. Once they would have been found, Curley would have simply kill Lennie slowly and painfully, and he might have tried to kill George for trying to help Lennie. Both of the counterarguments made by the proponents can be easily
George was protecting Lennie from an agonizing death by killing Lennie himself instead of having Curly murder him. He even had difficulty raising the gun behind Lennie’s head. This substantiates George’s adherence to Lennie due to the fact that he struggled to do what was best for his chum because he did not want to lose him. Therefore, George made the correct decision to assassinate Lennie, guarding him against an apprehensive
George has caught Lennie with something that he should not have had on multiple occasions. For example, there was once a mouse in his pocket and one time, a puppy with him on his bunk (43). George does a good job of protecting Lennie when needed. For example, George knew Curley’s wife was going to cause trouble, so he warned Lennie to not talk to her (32). The accident involving Curley’s wife was Lennie’s fault for not listening to George and behaving as he did.