The Role Of Killing In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“Kill him! Kill him! He deserves to die!” A crowd chants at Damien Echols who was accused of murdering three young children. When going into custody at the courthouse many people chanted and wanted him dead like those three young children. Damien was found guilty and was sentenced life in prison. As time progressed Damien was actually found innocent and took the alfred plea that made him still have it on his record, but he was free. Although he was free,and he had taken the plea he was still getting threats saying he should die and people were coming for him. That is just cruel because there is no reason to kill the guy because he's out of jail. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck there were many killings that were not necessary. In the world today many people say killing is justified, but in reality it's not. One reason why it is not acceptable is because people harm and kill animals for no good particular reason and it’s taking another life out of this…show more content…
“George raised the gun and steadied it,and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie’s head. He pulled the trigger,”(Steinbeck 106).Despite the fact that there was option for Lennie to go to jail, George killed him. Knowing that there was a second option that he could have went to jail it should have been the route taken because why end a person's life for no exact intention he didn’t do anything to George. All in all Lennie saw his fate looking beyond the waters and died,but he could have just went to jail because he would have been taken care of and off George's back, but no George took the path that should have never been taken in the first
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