John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men Essay

1240 Words Feb 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Mercy killing (sometimes referred to as euthanasia) is when someone directly ends another person’s life, because they believe it is in their best intention in order to relieve pain and suffering from an incurable or terminal condition. (www.dignityindying.org.uk/assisted -dying/). Most would not connect mercy killing with friendship. True friends always protect each other. Who remembers when someone would threaten your best friend? There would be some strong words that would come out of your mouth, but one you remember most is that, “ Hey, that’s my best friend I would kill for him.” In this novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, I believe that George was right to kill Lennie to protect him from unfair punishment.
Many of us today have all heard on the news or even read our local newspaper violent crimes. When we read about how this person or someone else is released out of jail or prison for killing someone. We all have our opinions of what we think that person should pay for the crime. When Lennie went to go hide in the brush where George told him if he ever got into any sort of trouble, waited till George got there. Lennie kept asking what they are going to do. There was no time to sit down and make a plan and get the hell out of that place to protect Lennie. As George was talking to Lennie, in the distance George heard, “the brush filled with cries and sound of running feet” (106). This one detail is my reason that George had the right to kill Lennie before one…

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