What was the point of George killing lennie? Is that any different than a person killing someone because they accidently did something wrong? At the end of John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men, George decided to kill lennie because he didn't want curly to get him first but maybe he was being selfish. Instead of killing lennie he could have killed curley.Therefore Georges decision is not justified because nothing is worth losing a friend for. Just like all the other guys in the farm George now has nothing because he got rid of Lennie.
The first reason is because he is a big guy, and Curley hates big guys. The second reason is because Lennie killed his wife. It states in “Of Mice and Men” that “Curley gon’ta wanta get ‘im lynched. Curley’ll get ‘im killed.” George chose for him because he wasn’t mentally capable of choosing for himself. He also didn’t want to see him die in such a horrible, cruel, suffering
Curley used this as an excuse to kill Lennie. He really wanted to kill Lennie because he destroyed his hand though. Curley said he was going to blow Lennie's guts out and make him suffer and be in pain. George prevented this by shooting Lennie in the back of the head and ending him quickly. George killed lennie because if he didn’t, Curley would have made him suffer.
Everybody likes to have a good friends. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Lennie Smalls portrays himself to be a good friend to his companion George Milton. Lennie’s actions show us that he is a good friend because Lennie always puts his full trust in George no matter what, Lennie also puts George’s happiness and feelings before him because he always wants to make George proud of him, Lennie is also very kind to George and treats him with respect. All these actions show us that he is a very good friend to George. Lennie is a very good friend to George, he shows this because he puts his full trust in George throughout the duration of the novel.
If a person saw someone do something, they might act differently than if that person didn't do anything. One example of this is on page 97 where it says, "When you see 'um, don't give 'im no chance. Shoot for his guts. That'll double 'im over." When George heard this, he decided that if Lennie was going to die, he wanted him to die peacefully and painlessly; therefore causing George to shoot Lennie.
“I done a real bad thing,” knowing he has done something George would be upset about, Lennie runs away to the place George told him to go if he was in trouble. When George finds him, he knows he has to kill him because he didn’t want anyone else to shoot him or let him live miserably in an asylum. Once he’s gone, so is the dream. The irony is the two men worked so hard yet they never accomplished their dream. Once Lennie is killed, the dream is completely over.
Furthermore George was going to be ostracized and potentially punished if he did not aid in the capture of Lennie or shoot him. Right before the boys went out hunting they told George to “stick with [them] so [they wouldn’t] think [he] had anything to do with [killing Curley’s wife]” (98). George had to shoot Lennie in order to protect others from lennie 's misjudgements and to save himself from
George would protect Lennie at all costs even from himself. After Lennie kills a young woman, George decides it is better for Lennie to be dead rather than to be tortured and kept in a cell or a mental asylum. The decision of killing Lennie hit George like a train, but he knew it was something that was in Lennie’s own good. Knowing he could have an easier life without Lennie, George still kept him around because he needed George and George needed Lennie. George tells Slim “Course Lennie’s a God damn nuisance most of the time, but you get used to goin’ around with a guy an’ you can’t get rid of him.” (Steinbeck, 41) George explains how he feels about Lennie without getting too sweet so Slim does not think that George is weak.
He knew that if Curley found George with Lennie, Curley would have thought that George in on the plan the entire time. This is why Curley says “You George! You stick with us so we don’t think you had nothin’ to do with this”(Steinbeck 98). Though some may say that George shouldn’t have killed Lennie only because he didn’t want Curley to do it, George knew and understood how Candy felt when Carlson killed his dog. Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself.
Lennie’s pure strength and actions led his best friend George to kill him, so that he doesn’t get in any more trouble. George killing Lennie was a justified murder because Lennie was too dangerous, Lennie would have been killed anyways, and he only would slow George down and drag him into trouble. Lennie was way too dangerous to be kept alive, because he has no comprehension of his true strength. He was just too mentally challenged to even understand his sheer power. For example, Lennie explains to Curley’s Wife how he unintentionally killed the puppy, “I made it like I was gonna smack him… an I done it.