In the book Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, I believe that George did make the right decision to shoot Lennie, because of the relationship that they had. Previously learning from the experience Candy had when he let someone else shoot his dog, George knew that shooting Lennie was his job to do. In chapter three Candy says "I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn 't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog." , (John Steinbeck, 1973, p.58), this really impacted Georges decision on giving someone else the ability to shoot him.
George made the right decision to kill Lennie because they were best friends and it would hurt George even more if he had to know someone else did it. For example when Carlson killed Candy’s
Although those are good reasons to kill him lennie also did many good things to and therefor is why there is so many reasons why some people consider what George did wrong and it therefore doesn't make what George did justified due to him being his best friend and how he told so many people how he was looking out for lennie so he doesn't get in trouble on his own also for example lennie's aunt Claire and Carlson and curly dad therefore showing that he was lying about how he felt about lennie he even told lennie himself that his life would be easier without him Although some people believe George was wrong and some believe he was wright there are many reasons why it can go either way just because it can be considered euthanasia and due to lenine being considered a nuisance to himself and others but on the other hand it some say it isn't because lennie didn't get a say in whether or not on if he could live or die therefore making it not euthanasia but murder Therefore in conclusion George killing lennie is a huge topic that can go either way so to truly understand the topic you must read the book or watch the movie and come up with your own opinion on whether or not if what George did was euthanasia or just plain old
George did not want lennie to die of a horrible death. George had to kill his own friend so he did not die a terrible death by Curley. George and Lennie are best friends and he had to kill his own friend. He did not want to suffer when he is dying, he could just put him out of his misery. Killing Lennie at the end forces for George too either work at the ranch or to have a ranch without his best friend by his side.
George killed Lennie for Lennie's better interest, he started with a mouse, then a puppy and then he killed Curley’s wife, who knows what he would have done next. He would have gone to prison either way, and if he had killed again then he would have either gone to prison or been killed by another person like Curley wanted to
While petting Curley’s wife's hair he accidently killed her. George shot lennie so it would be less painful. George should not have killed lennie because they had plans for the future, and Lennie did not know any better as to what he was doing. One reason George should not have shot Lennie is George and Lennie had plans for the future.
Day after day a mom takes care of her daughter, hoping to alleviate her daughter’s pain and suffering. The mom hopes and prays that her daughter will get better, that her health will improve somehow. Unfortunately, day after day, nothing changes. Day after day, they receive the same results. Her daughter looks at the mom with a pleading look in her eyes, begging the mom to put her out of her misery, a cry for help to end her anguish.
George believes that it is best that he is the one to kill Lennie because he knows it will be the least malicious way for him to die, even if it means making a personal sacrifice. After hearing Curley’s plan to kill Lennie when he says, “I’ll shoot ‘im in the guts” (96), he knows that
In the book Lennie is portrayed as a positive kind hearted character but, his influence being negative by hurting others himself, ultimately his influence ends up being negative, causing his own downfall. Lennie ends up hurting all the people around him for instance he crushes Curley’s hand with George just telling him to fight back imagine if he said not to hold back he could have really killed Curley. The importance of this moment, at least to me, shows just how strong Lennie is and how much he can’t control his strength making where he’s not just killing a little mouse but, “crushing every bone in Curley’s hand” which is a huge show of strength. Before this moment as well he makes George and him late too their first days on the farm which makes him a hindrance not only by hurting people, but also in
The novel Of Mice and Men poses a moral dilemma; is murder ever justified? Should George have murdered Lennie? George should have killed Lennie because worse things would have awaited him if he went to trial. George felt justified in killing Lennie because he felt he was saving him from a worse things.
Partners in Crime “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” Throughout this book Lennie and his partner in crime George encounter many problems and contradictions that shakes things up a notch. After reading John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George is justified in killing Lennie because; Lennie is a liability and he is already suffering mentally enough. George is justified in killing Lennie because he is already being punished enough mentally. One quote that explains Lennie’s confusion and mental illness is, “they was so little," he said apologetically.
George had to kill Lennie because he was going to die either way . In the novel, it said “I’m gonna get him. I’m going for my shotgun. I’ll kill the big son-of-a-bitch”(96). This shows how Lennie killed Curley’s wife on accident, Curley wants Lennie to suffer.
Last of all, another explanation for why Lennie isn’t to blame is because he simply isn't aware of his own strength. In the book Lennie explains, “He was so little, I was jus’ playin’ with him… an’ he made like he’s gonna bite me… an’ I made like I was gonna smack him… an’... an’ I done it. An’ then he was dead” (Steinbeck 87). He is referring to his puppy in the barn.
In Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, some people think that George killing Lennie was the right thing to do. Others think that George should’ve tried to save him and run away. George made the correct decision to shoot Lennie because Lennie was a danger to society. Lennie had killed many animals, and then accidentally killed Curley’s wife. All the animals got killed because Lennie didn’t know his own strength.
In the novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, George’s decision to kill Lennie at the end of the novel was justified. George and Lennie were best friends, and have been since they were little. They got ran out of Weed(the old farm they used to work at) for harassing a girl and not letting her go. He was just scared from her screaming and kicking. He didn’t mean to harm, or scare her.