George Killed Lennie Wrong
However, George saved Lennie from doing wrong in the future because he knew what Lennie was capable of. Steinbeck says, “For a moment Lennie seemed bewildered. Then he whispered in fright, “I done a bad thing. I done another bad thing”(91). Lennie did not know what he was doing at the time of his killings. After he saw that the bodies were not moving, he then realized that he made a mistake. While Lennie ran off by himself after he killed Curley’s wife, he started to hallucinate that he saw his dead Aunt Clara. Aunt Clara said,” You never take no care. You always do bad things” Lennie answered, “I tried Aunt Clara , ma’am. I tried and tried. I couldn’t help it” (Steinbeck 101). Lennie knows the difference between right and wrong, but he does not know when he is doing the wrong thing.
George was right to have killed Lennie because George would have had to keep covering up for Lennie’s mistakes. Lennie is dangerous because he is clueless. He has the sweetest heart, but he just was not meant to be by himself or around other people besides George. Lennie depends of George all of the time, and if George was not around then Lennie would cause a lot more damage. Lennie is not the type of person that is meant to do normal