Would you be able to kill your best friend if you had to? Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. There is a man named Lennie Small, Lennie is a big, hefty guy who is incredibly strong, but he has a intellectual disability, and that is why he acts like a child. George is an old friend of Lennie, They have known each other since they were kids. George took care of Lennie because his aunt died and George knew that Lennie wouldn’t be able to survive on his own. Then George has something to do, in which it is the most difficult thing to do, kill his best friend Lennie. Clearly, George killing Lennie is the best decision George had made.
Killing Lennie is the best option George had. Because it was only for Lennie good so that he wouldn’t have to suffer. This story of Lennie and George is relevant to today because we all have someone that we really care about that you would do anything for them. Just like George did for Lennie it shows use friendship, caring, and
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. Even though shooting Lennie wasn’t planned I think George knew it was going to have to be done sometime in the future because, Lennie ruins all of George 's chances of keeping a steady job. With all of George
However, George could have stood up for Lennie instead of killing him. There is other options other than immediately killing. Lennie was not very smart and George knew that, George was not thinking of Lennie he was thinking of himself. In the passage, Of Mice and Men, George says “He’s dumb as hell, but he ain’t crazy.” This shows that George knows that he is not stupid. George was his best friend and Lennie needed him.
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. And then about a year later when Lennie accidentally killed Curley’s wife, the whole farm was after him. George shot him in the temple of his head for a quick and painless death. Lennie had to be killed because he didn’t know his own strength. And he was too dumb to realize what he was doing. Also Curley and Carlson would’ve tortured Lennie and then killed
Even though one might do something that gets the other one angry, they eventually come to the understanding that they didn’t mean any harm. Right after Lennie ran away, George says, “Couldn’ we maybe bring him in an’ they’ll lock him up… He never done this to be mean (Steinbeck 97). At this point in the book, there is that much that George save Lennie. He is hoping that everyone will understand that Lennie didn't mean any harm. As they traveled together, George has noticed Lennie's issues. He understands that Lennie overall has problems and he understands that it's not his
In the first chapter of the book, George expresses his anger towards Lennie about how he always gets George in trouble. George tells Lennie, “you can’t keep a job and you lose me ever’ job I get. An’ that ain’t the worst. You get in trouble. You do bad things and I got to get you out. You crazy son-of-a-bitch. You keep me in hot water all the time” (Steinbeck 11). George yells at Lennie for the trouble he constantly causes. George has to go from one job to the next and take care of Lennie all the time. He can not do what he wants because he has to make sure that Lennie is not causing any harm. George has to cover for Lennie if he does something bad, and can never do what he wants. Overall, George’s consequences for being loyal to Lennie are to get in trouble and have to look after Lennie all the
Have you ever been faced with a tough choice? Of Mice and Men is full of characters that John Steinbeck left to make tough choices. The tough choices start from the beginning, where Lennie and George move, to the end where a surprising ending occurs. George is left with a tough choice to kill Lennie or save the person who was there for him through everything. Although some may say it was okay to kill Lennie, George’s choice to end Lennie’s life is unacceptable because how can you end the person’s life who has been there for you from the beginning to the end.
Was George justified in killing Lennie my personal opinion is gorge was wrong and it wasn't right for him to kill him or so called euthanasia lennie was his best friend who hes lived with thru thick and thin thru the rough times and the good times and they weren't just friends but one almost completed the other to where they were whole they were to me almost life partners in a weird kind of way
“I don’t want ta hurt you…… but George’ll be mad if you yall.” (pg 91) This is what Lennie said when he accidently made her neck break because she was yelling that he was pulling her hair and wouldn’t stop. This shows Lennie does not know how strong he really is and could do this again. All of these Example show that George had to kill Lennie. If he would not have it could’ve gone downhill and Lennie could’ve gotten mad again and done the same thing.It was for the best that George did this so he did not have to keep looking over Lennie and now he does not have to worry about being
George made the right decision in killing Lennie, although it was likely the hardest thing he has ever had to do, he realized that Lennie cannot take care of himself and will continue killing innocent animals/people if left alone, George himself is unfit to care for Lennie, he is not able to supervise him all the time and give him the help he needs. If Lennie was to be set free and do as he said “Well, I could. I could go off in the hills there. Some place I’d find a cave.”
Does great power come with great responsibility? Lennie was a very strong guy inside of a 4 year old brain.George was his companion who was in a normal man’s body with an average brain, who was ordered to take care of Lennie by Lennie’s Aunt Clara. But Lennie keeps getting them in trouble everywhere the go to work. Lennie’s pure strength and actions led his best friend George to kill him, so that he doesn’t get in any more trouble. George killing Lennie was a justified murder because Lennie was too dangerous, Lennie would have been killed anyways, and he only would slow George down and drag him into trouble.
For the most part, we have all had a friend that we are so close with that we now consider family? Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about two farmers traveling south of Soledad, California during the Great Depression in hopes of one day having a farm of their own. Steinbeck introduces two protagonist in the first chapter. George, who is a small and thin man cares for Lennie, a huge man with sloping shoulders. Lennie is faced with a sort of mental disability that disables him from being able to decipher right from wrong and typically, he would do the wrong thing. Despite the obstacles the two face together, they continue to push on until Lennie does a terrible thing and George is forced to do something just as worse. I believe George was justified to kill Lennie because it prevented torture for the both of them in the long run and Lennie would never learn to understand when enough is enough and how to cope with the bad in life.
To start with, George is right to kill Lennie to protect other people. For example, in chapter five, his intent of simply trying to feel her hair, leads to tragedy. His love of soft things somehow leads him into strangling
Lennie sometimes annoyed George, so George just lost it and started saying that if he was alone it would be way easier. He could get a job and have no trouble. He also said that he could spend his money on what he wanted and not what Lennie wanted. George had made it very clear that all he wanted was to be left alone. For example in the middle of chapter 1 George had said “ God a’mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy”(Steinbeck 11). George’s comment shows his frustration in Lennie and that he knew that he was a good guy but at the same time he got on his nerves. This possibly could explain one of the reasons why his decision of killing Lennie wasn’t that difficult. Needless to say, George’s decision to murder Lennie was not