Was George Justified In Killing Lennie

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Yes, George is justified in killing Lennie due to not letting him be faced against worse odds. George killed Lennie because he didn’t want him to suffer a gruesome death. Once George, Slim, Carlson, and Curley found Curley’s dead wife, Curley got mad and swore and threatened to tear Lennie’s guts out. So himself, Carlson, and Slim teamed up and got their guns to go hunt down and kill Lennie. George didn’t want Lennie to die a painful death, so he went up, found Lennie, and he shot him in the back of the head when he wasn’t looking. Making Lennie die a painless death. “He pulled the trigger...Lennie...lay without quivering”. This shows that George didn’t want Lennie to die, but if he were to die, he wanted Lennie to not feel pain. With that

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