Was George Justified For Of Mice And Men

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There are many different justifications one could come up with regarding George killing Lennie at the end of Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men. 1. George knows that if Curley and the other men find Lennie that they will kill him. George also knows that Curley is still angry with Lennie for breaking his hand and that Curley will not be killing Lennie as a "sympathy" killing. Instead, Curley will, instead, kill Lennie as an act of revenge. 2. George knows that it would only be right for him to be the one to take Lennie's life. One could justify that George has been taking care of Lennie for a very long time and he wishes to be the one who took care of him up until the end. 3. One last reason why George could be considered "right" in killing

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