Was George Justified In Killing Lennie Essay

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Was George justified in killing Lennie? George in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck was more than justified to kill his best friend, Lennie. George was his best friend and even though it was probably tough he did it for the greater good. This is a novel that takes place during the Great Depression and it is about two men, George and Lennie, who are walking to a ranch. They make it to the ranch in Soledad, California and there they meet people and go through things that by the end of the story there is only one man left. People will do crazy things to protect people they love and I like to believe that is why George shot Lennie. I believe he just wanted to protect him from all of the bad things that could have happened if he hadn’t. …show more content…

Lennie said that if he dies there will be no more trouble which foreshadows that if he is alive there is going to be more trouble. Slim said to George after Lennie broke Curley’s wife's neck “We might, if we could keep Curley in, we might. But Curley’s gonna want to shoot ‘im. Curley’s still mad about his hand. An’ s’pose they lock him up an’ strap him down and put him in a cage. That ain’t no good George.” And, George replies “I know.” He knew he couldn’t escape this and what the consequences were going to be if he didn’t do something. From George’s perspective that was the only reasonable thing to do. George didn’t see this as a bad thing, he saw it as the right

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