Why Didn T George Kill Lennie

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In this story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, I do believe that George was right to kill Lennie. Some people will say that it was wrong for George to kill Lennie But to be honest with you—there was no escape, and I say this because a little bit after George hears “a man’s voice call up from the river, and another man answer”(100). So knowing that George heard voices from up the river probably means that Curley and his men where near by. I also strongly believe that if George didn’t kill Lennie, the others would’ve done much worse things to him. I like to think of it as a question. Would you want to kill your best friend or would you want a bunch of strangers doing it. What would you choose then? When you put it like this the answer seems simple but when its actually happening and you have very little time this decision becomes almost impossible. Plus these strangers are going to be extremely mad because he accidently killed someone the stranger cared for. These strangers where probably going to torture Lennie and as George …show more content…

However, in a situation like this one the killings for the best and benefited both in a way. George decides to put him out of his misery, like the men do with the dog. They put him down, which is the humane choice. George puts Lennie down, like a master to a beloved dog who has bitten someone. As candy says on page 62 "I ought to shot the dog myself George". I think candy saying that might've helped George come to the decision of shooting Lennie himself. On page 14-15 George and Lennie talk about getting their own farm together and I believe when George was thinking about shooting Lennie he took it into consideration that maybe it would be easier without Lennie always getting in the

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