I believe that killing Lennie was justified because if George, smart and strong, didn’t kill Lennie, then Lennie would’ve had a slow, painful death. “You don’t know that Curley. Curley gon’ta wanna get ‘im lynched,” said Candy. (94). George knew what he had to do for Lennie not to suffer, he needed to kill him.
He knew that if Lennie was still alive, he would suffer greatly for two reasons: Curley wanted to avenge his wife and eventually Lennie would be sent to jail. If Lennie stayed alive, then Curley would have taken him and tortured him through immense amounts of pain for a long period of time. In addition, Lennie would theoretically have been sent to jail because he would be accused of rape and
After all of the ranchers find out that Lennie killed Curley’s wife, Curley states that he is going to kill Lennie, "I'm gonna get him. I'm going for my shotgun. I'll kill the big son-of-a-bitch myself. I'll shoot 'im in the guts. Come on, you guys"(48).
They were discussing the death of Curley’s wife and how Lennie could have killed her. George says “ Couldn’ we maybe bring him in an’ they’ll lock him up?” (95) This shows that he sincerely didn’t want to have hurt him, but in the end he had to kill him because if he didn’t Curley would have hurt him much worse. George shot Lennie in the back of the head, which was painless and fast. If Curley got his hands on Lennie, he might have been shot in a different part of his body, which would lead to a slow painful death. George knew shooting Lennie where he did, was the best thing for Lennie, and that’s what friends do.
Spoiler Alert: At the end of the book “Of Mice and Men”, George kills Lennie. It was a controversial death, with people from one side saying that George’s decision was justified, while others disagree and say that it was not justified. George’s decision to kill Lennie was justified by the fact that he had always looked out for Lennie, Lennie was going to die anyway, and he couldn’t bear to watch Lennie be tortured by the other workers. First, George had been looking out for Lennie since before the book started. This is told to us in a dialog between George and Slim.
' (Steinbeck 96.) Curly was gonna find every reason to hurt and then kill him. Curly even hated him the first time they met. So George had to kill Lennie in a more humane way before Curly got to him. You can see this foreshadowed throughout the novel, because Curly always hated Lennie.
Beatty, the man that goes up against Montag, is also Montag 's fire captain, later in the story Montag kills Beatty to survive. Now, Montag murdered Beatty and that is against the law, but Montag has been justified in burning Beatty, it was either Montag or Beatty, if Montag didn’t kill Beatty it seemed Beatty would kill him. Montag had also trying to protect himself and Faber, Beatty had wanted to die anyway. Montag was already in trouble, by burning Beatty he gave him a second chance to escape and run to sustain his way of life. Montag killed Beatty and was justified in this action, because he was protecting himself and Faber.
Instead of being grateful that the Prince spared his life, he expresses that life would be absolutely horrid being away from Juliet. In a fit of rage and sorrow, Romeo exclaims “Thou cut’st my head off with a golden ax” to express his opinion on his banishment (III.iii.22). By saying that having his head chopped off would be easier to cope with than being away from Juliet truly shows that he exaggerates quite a bit. Being beheaded probably would hurt much more than moving a city over. As being beheaded results in death, banishment just means that he has to move and he will still live.
The Worst Crime: Matt’s or Richard’s “Killings”, written by Andre Dubus, illustrates how the death of a loved one may lead to dire consequences for all the parties included. Matt Fowler’s son, Frank, was murdered in cold blood by a jealous soon-to-be ex-husband, Richard Strout. When the death of Frank sunk into the lives of the Fowler’s, Matt believed he had to retaliate in some sort of fashion. The sort of fashion he chose was to seek revenge and kill Richard for his wrongdoings, which he did. Some people believe that the murder committed by Richard Strout can be considered more serious because of his act of passion and his lackadaisical style of living without worrying about his future.
Placing the Blame The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet truly becomes a tragedy once Mercutio, Romeo’s close friend, is killed by the hand of Tybalt. Multiple claims could be made regarding who is responsible for Mercutio’s death, but he himself is ultimately to blame. Once Tybalt approaches him, Mercutio begins to instigate. The heat at the time of this scene was hardly bearable, making matters worse as Mercutio quickly becomes irritable. He made insulting comments and aggravating remarks, pushing Tybalt to the point of fighting.