Should Geroge Have Killed Lennie

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As people may know, George Milton is accused for the murder of Lennie smalls instantly killing him in the back of his head. But George is innocent and there was a method to this behind all this madness. First it must be understood that George had two decisions: To kill Lennie? Or let Lennie live and take him to trial? Since Lennie was George’s best friend whom he took care of all the time because he was mentally disabled so, obviously George did not want to watch his friend be tortured and killed in such an inhumane, harsh manner which explains why George would choose to take the law into his own hands. “Of Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck explains the story of two best friend’s George Milton a small guy, and Lennie Smalls a big guy that is mentally disabled. Lennie’s disabililtes often gets him into trouble like for killing Curley’s Wife but since he does not know his own strengths and because society doesn not understand it was not necessarily was not Lennie’s fault this is why George ended up shooting Lennie. George had to shoot Lennie because he had no other alternative, Curley would have shot Lennie, and shooting Lennie was the humane and best thing to do. One might believe that George should not have shot Lennie because it was wrong and irrational because he could have been saved may have been saved given a better life. However, George should have killed Lennie because it was the humane thing to do. Since it was the humane thing to do Geroge shot Lennie for several reasons. Geroge shot Lennie to protect or save him from himself because Lennie did not own his own strengths. Lennie was killed by George out love and respect for him as a genuine person not by revenge or hatred towards him. Geroge cared for Lennie like a brother and thought that it is better for him to kill Lennie quick rather than for Lennie to die painfully and not knowing about their “dream” that they both shared.

Second, George had no other choice. Lennie had a mental...
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