While the girl “struggled violently under his hands,” Lennie, instead of stopping, could not control his body and threw her to the ground, snapping her neck (Steinbeck 91). It was not until after the action was done that he realized what had happened. Curley’s wife did not deserve to die, and though Lennie could not help it, he was a tremendous hazard to those around him. Logically speaking, George possibly could have been saving numerous other innocent individuals’ lives by killing
After Lennie kills Curley 's wife he is fated to be punished for his actions. Curley wants revenge, decreasing the chances that Lennie will be spared and sentenced to jail time. Due to Curley’s tendency to act violently, Curley would brutally murder Lennie to avenge the death of his wife. Lennies options aren’t good “Curley’s gonna shoot ‘im… [or] they lock him up an’ strap him down and put him in a cage. That ain’t no good” (97).
First off George had killed Lennie, which is considered murder. Also when Lennie killed Curley's wife he could not comprehend what he was doing, until he already had done it. What George did was selfish, and he just wanted to get Lennie off his hands. If George took a moment to think over the situation he could have found a better way to handle the problem. He could've tried to explain to the men what really happened, or they could have went on the run again.
Although Lennie is accused of being the cause of Curley’s wife’s death, the dialogue between these two characters in chapter five shows Curley’s wife is equally to blame. The reader can see in this chapter, Lennie tried very hard to get rid of Curley’s wife because he knew she would cause him trouble. The book states, “Lennie glared at her. ‘George says I ain’t to have nothing to do with you-talk to you or nothing.’” (Steinbeck 86). This quote is one of seven attempts Lennie made to try and get Curley’s wife to leave.
She is shown as lonely and promiscuous in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. When looking at the way that she acts toward other characters, it is evident that Curley’s wife is often the root of many problems. She caused her husband to doubt his men and to isolate her. Due to her licentiousness and loneliness, Curley’s wife ultimately gets herself killed in the end of the book. Her death was a tragedy, but when paired with her personality, makes for an interesting plot for the story.
In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, George is faced with the strenuous decision of whether or not to euthanize his close companion, Lennie. Ultimately, George shot Lennie in the back of his head. But was he justified? Though some might say it is always wrong to kill someone, in this situation it could be justified because Curley would have killed Lennie if George didn't, Lennie’s disability would have continued to cause problems, and George
I’ll kill the big son-of-a-bitch”(96). This shows how Lennie killed Curley’s wife on accident, Curley wants Lennie to suffer. Curley wants to kill Lennie slowly. In the novel, it said “but Curley’s gonna want to shoot im’” (97). This shows
Shooting Lennie was George’s way of protecting him. After their problems in Weed, George hopes that Lennie has learned his lesson and will stay out of trouble, but then he murders Curley’s wife. George knows that Curley will desire nothing more than to exact revenge on Lennie. E In his conversation with Candy he insists, “I ain’t gonna let them hurt Lennie” (Steinbeck 95). A Curley is bitter and vengeful Dent 1 because Lennie had crushed his hand and made
This scared the girl and Lennie and George had no choice but to leave. This when George says to Lennie (...Doc B…) if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush. This foreshadows that Lennie will get in trouble and have to come here. Another clue to Curley’s wife’s death is the puppy he owned died due to it being fragile and Lennie is too rough. He bounced it up and down and it’s neck snapped.
George's actions are justified as it was better for a friend to kill Lennie unexpectedly rather than a cruel manner by Curley and his men. Since Lennie has a mental disability he is unaware of the situations he gets himself into. He does not realize the amount of strength he has nor the consequences of his actions. Lennie is always attracted to petting soft things such as mice or puppies. Due to his touch being so heavy, he often kills the animals on accident.