Why did George kill Lennie?The book, "Of Mice and Men", is written by John Steinbeck. It's about two men, Lennie and George, who travel together.George is the smart one. He is a gentle and trustworthy person. Lennie is not quite bright. We understand very early in the book that Lennie perhaps has a minor brain damage. He has problems with speaking, repeats himself a lot, and is very immature. George seems to handle this quite fine, but sometimes he gets very mad at Lennie for being such a big baby. George and Lennie travel together from ranch to ranch looking for work. They move a lot, 'cause Lennie always seems to get them into trouble. They have two things; a dream of one day owning their own little house with acres and rabbits, and they've got each other.
After barely escaping from a ranch up in Weed, Lennie end George get to work on a ranch south of Soledad. Everything works out just fine, until Lennie has a bad accident with the wife to Curley, the boss's son. As I said, Lennie is not so normal, so can't control his strength right. Without meaning it, Lennie breaks the woman's neck. He gets frightened and run off, to hide in the brushes. When the men at the Ranch discover this crime, they understand that Lennie is the killer. They take their dogs and shotguns, and go out to find and kill Lennie. George waits until the men have left, cause he knows where Lennie is. He now has three choices: He could find Lennie and run away with him, he could let the other men kill Lennie, or he could kill Lennie himself. He chose the last option.
I think it was right of George to kill Lennie himself. If they had decided to run away together, they would probably been caught. And if them both got caught, they would probably both get shot. The men would think that George had helped Lennie killing Curley's wife. And George obviously didn't want to die.
George didn't have heart to let the other men kill Lennie. He knew that Lennie wouldn't make it out alive of this mess,...
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