George killed lennie because if he didn’t, Curley would have made him suffer. The main reason George killed Lennie is because Lennie would have killed somebody again. And the evidence is clearly there, the pet mice that he killed, the poor puppy that he accidently hit to hard, and especially Curley’s wife. He almost killed the girl in weed if he had gone any further. The sad thing is is that he doesn't know how strong he really is, nor does he know what he’s done wrong in the first place.
Carlson had initiated a conversation on Candy 's dog reeking in the ranch house and a final decision was made to shoot the dog and put its misery to an end. Candy 's ego is pragmatic which led him to let the guys shoot his dog but it was clear of the pain he was going through with the loss he had occurred. Candy had depended on his dog for friendship since he was a young boy and throughout time, he had not realized that he depended on the dog for his own sense of security. Unable to handle the absence of his best friend, Candy moved to George and Lennie for companionship, " 'Tell you what...S 'pose I went in with you guys. Tha 's three hundred an ' fifty bucks I 'd put in.
Or maybe since Candy said that he should have killed his dog, George may hurt Lennie and vice versa. What was the author trying to say when Lennie crushed Curley’s hand? I think that the author was trying to show that Lennie can crush anything easily, even if he doesn’t mean to. I also think that Lennie crushing Curley’s hand will foreshadow that he will crush something else further in the book too. Maybe an object?
Lennie had already killed two things that day: Curley’s wife and the puppy. Even though George was clever man, he couldn’t hide Lennie’s mental disabilities forever. “He unburied his puppy and inspected it, and he stroked it from head to tail. He went on sorrowfully, ‘But he’ll know. George always knows.
We learn in chapter 4 that Lennie accidentally kills one of Slim’s puppies. Lennie is heartbroken, but Curley’s wife comes to soothe him by allowing Lennie pet her hair. Later, Lennie begins to unexpectedly pull on her scalp as she screams in pain. He then proceeds to try and make her stop yelling but shakes her too hard and breaks her neck. When news began to spread about Curley’s wife death, George already knew it was Lennie.
The animals died because Lennie was petting them too harshly because he isn’t aware of his own strength. When Lennie is inside the barn he realizes the puppy died, he blames the puppy for not being strong enough instead of blaming himself for not having control over his strenght. “And Lennie said softly to the puppy, ‘Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.’ He bent the pup’s head up and looked in its face, and he said to it, ‘Now maybe George ain’t gonna let me tend no rabbits, if he fin’s out you got killed.’ He scooped a little hollow and laid the puppy in it and covered it over with hay, out of sight; but he continued to stare at the mound he had made.
Often times people always have hopes, dreams or something/someone that is special to them but at times when problems arise with these certain things, they tend to let go of them. The first instance in Of Mice of Men that shows the theme of letting go is when Candy had to let go of his dog because it was getting old. Candy’s dog had no use anymore and was starting to smell. Carlson kept say that the dog needed to be shot but Candy didn’t say yes until Slim agreed too. Candy ended up letting them shoot his dog, “he led the dog out into the darkness...a shot sounded in the distance...”(Steinbeck 48-49).
Lennie is known to be kind of mental, not the brightest type of person, but big and strong. He’s got a soft soul on the inside, but doesn’t know his own strength. The softness of his soul is shown by his constant love for soft things. One of those soft things are mice. He always wants to have something soft he can pet, like mice, but with him and his “blind strength” he always crushes
By showing anger she shows how tired and desperate she is to get attention and to communicate with others. This also influences her decisions in order to gain socialization. In the barn, during the horseshoe tournament, Curley’s wife tries to get Lennie to talk with her. She then learns Lennie likes soft things and offers to let him touch her hair,knowing he will not refuse. “Mine is soft and fine… Here-feel right here.”(steinbeck 90) This shows Curley’s wife’s decision to let Lennie touch her hair so that she can socialize with him.
However, several times in the novel Lennie uses violence to solve his problems because he does not know what else to do. Unfortunately, his actions have consequences, the most crucial being when he accidentally kills Curley’s wife, which culminates in Lennie's own death. George also solves his problems with violence; his solution to the death of Curley’s wife is to kill Lennie himself. He believes that if he just kills Lennie his problem will be solved. However, he would have to spend the rest of his life thinking that he has killed his best friend, and that he can never atone for it.
George told Lennie to leave Curley’s wife alone. One day when Lennie was petting the dead pup, the wife came in to talk to him. Lennie told her he couldn’t talk to her. She let him touch her hair; Lennie liked it. She told him to stop, she pulled away and got scared.
Then all the guys went looking for Lennie. George lied and said he went South. In chapter 6, Lennie had two hallucinations; about his Aunt Clara was scolding him about how he treats George and the Rabbit said if Lennie was to have rabbits they would die. Next, George found Lennie in the brush by the river so he went over and talked to Lennie about the dream to distract him. Then he killed Lennie by shooting him in between the neck and the spine so he would not be
The side that I am choosing is that George should have killed Lennie because Lennie can’t live by himself, he is mentally challenged, and Curley would have killed him anyway if George didn 't. Lennie is mentally challenged and he likes to talk to dead animals and other different things. He gets in trouble a lot and can 't really do anything by himself because he will always be getting in trouble if he is by himself. “Jus wanted to feel that girl’s dress-jus wanted to pet it like it was mouse(Steinbeck 11). The quote proves my reason because Lennie got both George and Lennie in trouble because he wanted to feel a girls dress.
The next horrible act Lennie commits is caused by his fantasies of rabbits which lead to a fight between him and Curley that ends with Curley’s hand being completely crushed by Lennie’s out of control strength. Lennie cries “I didn’t wanta hurt him” (Steinbeck 64) and George says “Lennie was jus’ scairt...he didn’t know what to do” (Steinbeck 65). This proves that Lennie does not mean to harm people but due to his challenged mind and physical power it is
Her hair was too soft for him not to touch, and he could not let go. The boss’s wife was screaming and crying, but the only way Lennie knew how to shut her up was by killing her. “‘George is gonna say I done a bad thing. He ain’t gonna let me tend the rabbits.’ He moved his hand a little and a hoarse cry came out,” (Steinbeck 91). Lennie wanted the rabbits badly, but he unknowingly ruined any chance at his future ranch.