Essay about John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

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At some point in all friendships, boundaries will be met and limits will be pushed; these are the moments that truly test the strength of two people’s alliance to each other. Of Mice and Men, demonstrates the trials of friendship through the two main characters, George and Lennie. George is put up against the true test of loyalty, when he is forced to go against his personal beliefs, in order to perform a mercy killing on his best friend. Believing this to be the only way for him to obtain a relatively normal life, and protect society from the danger of Lennie, George murders his friend by shooting him in the back of the head. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George kills Lennie out of fear, desire, loyalty, mercy.
Lennie’s inability to control his strength, makes him a danger to society; therefore, forcing George to take his friend’s life. This is shown through the several accidental murders Lennie inflicts upon the innocent. Lennie first begins these killings with his “pet” mice that his Aunt Clara gives to him. When one bites him, he tightens his grip out of fear, frequently resulting in the death of the frail mice. He similarly reacts to the puppy and Curley 's wife. While playing with the puppy, in the barn, it playfully nips at Lennie’s finger. Consumed with fear, Lennie hits the dog, killing it with the impact of his hand. Lennie later upsets Curley’s wife, when he pets her hair. She becomes upset and begins to scream. Frightened by her reaction, Lennie…

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