Why Do We Need To Euthanize George In Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men John Steinberg's novel Of Mice and Men is about two grown men who have a family like bond. George has responsibilities to look after Lenny and care for him. George is always there when Lenny gets into trouble, he always helps him get out of it. George at the end of the novel euthanizes Lenny. George needed to euthanize Lenny because he couldn't take care of himself, he was a danger to others, and George wanting to protect him from all the other men that wanted to hurt him. George needed to euthanize Lenny because he was being held back by Lenny, Lenny could not live by himself because he cannot take care of himself. In the text it states “Tell you what made me stop that. One day a bunch of guys was standin’ around up on the Sacramento River. I was feelin’ pretty smart. I turns to Lennie and says, ‘Jump in.’ An’ he jumps. Couldn’t swim a stroke. He damn near drowned before we could get him. An’ he was so damn nice to me for pullin’ him out.” Lenny is slow and didn't understand that George was just playing a joke on him, he still jumped in even though he could not swim, so he almost died. He cannot live alone and George is the only reason that he survives. …show more content…

in the text it states “Trouble with mice is you always kill 'em. ” every time Lenny would pick up a mouse it would die because he didn't understand that you have to be gentle with little things. Lenny killed the mice on accident and didn't realize that he kept killing them even after he killed many mice. He would harm things and not even realize he killed

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