The leader of the workers, Curley, wanted to make Lennie pay for killing his wife. Curley decreed that if Lennie was found to shoot him in the stomach and let his guts spill out. This would make his death long and painful. George couldn’t bear to watch Lennie being tortured by the workers like this so he pulled out Carlson’s Luger and placed a bullet into his head, ending his life in the quickest way possible. All in all, George’s decision to kill Lennie was justified by the fact that George was Lennie’s keeper, there was no possible way to save Lennie, and he didn’t want Lennie’s death to be slow and
I believe that killing Lennie was justified because if George, smart and strong, didn’t kill Lennie, then Lennie would’ve had a slow, painful death. “You don’t know that Curley. Curley gon’ta wanna get ‘im lynched,” said Candy. (94). George knew what he had to do for Lennie not to suffer, he needed to kill him.
AS a reader, you know Lennie had no gun he just ran away like a scared kid. George stole it because he knew If he didn’t Curley would. He just wanted the best for Lennie and he felt him, killing him in a simple way that he wouldn 't see coming would be the best way to kill him. Another example of his death being foreshowed is Curly hated Lennie and after finding his wife his anger and hatred just grew. "Curly came suddenly to life, ' 'I know who done it, ' ' he cried, ' ' That big [guy], don it. '
They were discussing the death of Curley’s wife and how Lennie could have killed her. George says “ Couldn’ we maybe bring him in an’ they’ll lock him up?” (95) This shows that he sincerely didn’t want to have hurt him, but in the end he had to kill him because if he didn’t Curley would have hurt him much worse. George shot Lennie in the back of the head, which was painless and fast. If Curley got his hands on Lennie, he might have been shot in a different part of his body, which would lead to a slow painful death. George knew shooting Lennie where he did, was the best thing for Lennie, and that’s what friends do.
For me, In The Pearl, the pearl is equal to George and Lennie’s job in Of Mice and Men. The major difference between George and Kino, is that George would give up his job for Lennie in a heartbeat. However, when Juana tried to get rid of the pearl, Kino went so far as to hit her. Not long after that, did Kino kill someone, and his home was burnt to the ground. When Kino stopped Juana, it wasn’t out of love, it was out of greed.
Peter and his sister believed that, “the room is there mother and father, far more important in their lives than their real parents”(Bradbury 8). In other words, the room had usurped their mother and father rendering their real parents non essential. Thus, making it seem alright to kill of their parents in order to protect the nursery. Secondly, in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe a character murders a friend who infringed upon his family's honor. Montressor became enraged by the fact that his family’s named had been scoffed on and began to devise a plan to avenge his maiden name.
Romeo and Tybalt were fighting furiously and Romeo stabs Tybalt and he falls dead. I told Romeo to get out of Verona because I was afraid you would take his life. In my opinion I think that Tybalt is most to blame because he is the one who started all of this. No one would be dead if he didn’t start fighting with Mercutio. I think that Romeo shouldn’t be killed for avenging his cousin but he should receive a punishment for killing
Dally is expressing this to Ponyboy because he knows Johnny is going to die and that he can’t live without Johnny. “Oh, Damnit, Johnny, don’t die, please don’t die…” (p 149). Once Johnny dies, Dally dashes out and gets the police to shoot him in front of the gang, “he was dead before he even hit the ground. But I knew that was what he wanted.” (p 154) Like George, Dally died because the one person he loved died and he couldn’t live without love. But unlike Dally, George didn’t choose to die.
I gotta. We gotta’" (Steinbeck 106). George kills Lennie to save him from suffering in misery. Crooks wanted to kill Lennie by shooting hum in the gut, leading to a slow, painful death. Their dream will never come true because without Lennie, George has no dream.
Killing in the case of George and Lennie, George killing Lennie is justifiable as Lennie would of been shot by Curley as he was angry that Lennie killed his wife. Curley says “I’m gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I got only one hand. I’m gonna get ‘im” (Steinbeck). It was better that George killed Lennie painless by shooting him in the back of the head other than Curley painfully shooting Lennie in the gut. To conclude, killing in some cases is justified.