Why Is Lennie Wrong

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"I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why." John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men). George and Lennie had been traveling together ever since George promised Lennie's Aunt Clara that he would take care of each other. Lennie is mentally challenged and George would do anything for Lennie. Although, some people believe that George made the right choice by killing Lennie, he actually didn't. In spite of what Lennie had done, he would've gotten help, or he would've been brought to justice but he'd have food, water, a bed, and no one deserves to have their life taken from them just because someone else believes so. One reason why George made the wrong choice was because of Lennie's mental health issue. When you have a mental health problem, you can get better. Some people can't control how they're born. You can get help. You can't be completely better. Back then, some of the asylums were in bad conditions. Maybe because of the overcrowding, but that doesn't mean all the asylums were bad for Lennie. George can help find Lennie some great help. "To combat these concerns, work programs and recreational activities were devised for patiems as the Kirkbride Plan had designed, patients were sleeping in wooden …show more content…

“Euthanasia is the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit.” George had killed “Non-voluntary”, which is “when a person who killed made no request and gave no consent”. This shows us that George clearly didn’t think through his decision. George believed he made the right choice. Maybe he did it because he didn’t believe that George could get better but that wasn’t his decision to make. “Taking a life violates that special value and dignity.” Yes, Lennie did kill Curley’s wife but he had no intentions on killing. It all happened so fast. Lennie couldn’t control his anger. All Lennie wanted was to care for the

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