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.
He knew that if Lennie was still alive, he would suffer greatly for two reasons: Curley wanted to avenge his wife and eventually Lennie would be sent to jail. If Lennie stayed alive, then Curley would have taken him and tortured him through immense amounts of pain for a long period of time. In addition, Lennie would theoretically have been sent to jail because he would be accused of rape and
Montag killed Beatty he thought what he was doing was right. Montag was justified for killing Beatty because he thought he was protecting himself and Faber, Beatty had to die for society to change, and Beatty wanted to die. Montags anger towards Beatty may have persuaded his decisions and made him do what he did to Beatty. In the event that Montag killed Beatty, he was justified because he was protecting Faber and himself. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury explains that Beatty kept pushing Montag’s limits.
One reason why this was a justified decision is that George only wanted the best for his best friend. Another reason is the ranchers would’ve killed him no matter what so this way George ensured it was fast and painless. On the other hand, this was condemned because George had been saying how his life would be so much better without Lennie and this allowed him to be able to live that life. George's decision to kill Lennie was justified because Lennie was going to be killed no matter what. After all of the ranchers find out that Lennie killed Curley’s wife, Curley states that he is going to kill Lennie, "I'm gonna get him.
Eurylochus said, “But if he flares up over his heifers lost, wishing our ship destroyed…” (Homer), so he guessed that Helios would punish them, but he did the deed anyways. Next, Eurylochus shouldn't have killed the cattle because of the promise. Eurylochus and the men promised before
George had to decide what he wanted to do. George did the right thing because if he didn’t Lennie could have been caught and tortured and put in an insane asylum, George could have been killed because he was protecting Lennie, and Lennie died peacefully instead of suffering. Some may claim that George did not do the right thing because killing somebody that is mentally ill or someone at all is wrong. However, George did do the right thing because people thought Lennie was crazy
He took her life so she did not have to suffer anymore than she already was. When George kills Lennie, he does it so Lennie is not put into a brutal situation. He does not want Lennie to have to deal with being beat by Curly and the rest of the men. A mercy killing is the killing of someone who is suffering. George kills Lennie so he does not have to suffer, fitting the definition of mercy killing.
An accomplice should be given a sentence but the mastermind who lead the crime should be punished more and should in turn suffer more for the crime they committed. It is important that the guilty person is aware of them being worse off that before in order for the punishment to be effective. This is called experimental harm. Everybody has different triggers and how they do things. And thus the crime due to provocation is not always justified.
Selfless or Selfish George is being selfless when killing Lennie at the end of the novel because George is life would be way easier if Lennie was not with him. Some people may say that George was being selfish, however Lennie, being put into a crazy house would make George suffer knowing that Lennie is being tortured. Some people may say the opposite that George was being selfish for killing him, however George was not going to risk that, "Lennie—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… Hide in the brush till I come for you”(15). George had a feeling that Lennie would be getting in trouble, he knows that Lennie does not mean any harm, but he still harms