The Role Of George Justified In Of Mice And Men

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Best Friends Until the End
Imagine having to kill your best friend. In Of Mice and Men, George made a hard decision which was if he should kill his best friend, Lennie. George killing Lennie was justified because had to think about Lennie’s life ahead if he didn 't make this choice. George making this choice was right because Lennie had unknowingly brought a threat among people, Lennie had died much quicker and painless, and Lennie was basically George’s responsibility. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George was justified in killing Lennie.
The first reason George was justified in killing Lennie was because Lennie had brought a threat among people, and it was so easy for him to kill them due to his strength. When all the men on the ranch
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Lennie’s Aunt Clara died when Lennie was young, so George took him in, taught him things, and made sure he was okay. When George realizes he hurts everything he touches, and is always getting in trouble so George came with a plan for if Lennie got in trouble again, “‘Well look. Lennie- if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush’” (Steinbeck 15). George is always looking out for Lennie, making sure he’s okay and healthy. Even though Lennie acts like a child, George still needs him even though he may not know it . George would feel as if he had let Lennie’s Aunt Clara down by not protecting Lennie. Also, George has never left Lennie’s side, no matter how much trouble he’s gotten in. For instance, when Lennie got in trouble in Weed, George didn’t have to come, but he willingly did. At the end of the book when Lennie had left the ranch for accidentaly killing Curley’s wife, George had found Lennie right in the spot he was told to go. To calm Lennie down, George talks about the dream about the ranch and the rabbits they had. “Lennie begged, “Le’s do it now. Le’s get that place now.” “Sure right now. I gotta. We gotta’” (Steinbeck, 106). Although Lennie was so happy and so relaxed, he didn’t realize what Geroge was going to do. George said “I gotta” because he realized that Lennie is his responsibility, and that him killing Lennie is the right thing to

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