Was George Justified In Of Mice And Men

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In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George and Lennie are traveling farmers. They find themselves at a farm where a loudmouth named Curly and his wife live. Lennie gets upset at Curly’s wife and shakes her to death, leading to George shooting him out of mercy. George was justified to shoot Lennie because Curly wanted to torture him, and he was always getting in trouble. Curly was going to torture Lennie, and he said this multiple times, like,” shoot him in the gut, that will double him over”. That means no mercy, make him suffer. Curly also said,” don’t kill him, leave him to me.” That means let Curly take him out with an easy kill. So would it be right to let someone torture him? Some people may argue that George should not

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