Essay about John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

1150 Words Mar 11th, 2016 5 Pages
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 went into town for the night Lennie, Crooks, Candy, and Curley’s wife had all been left behind on the ranch. Lennie went to go pet his pup that Slim gave him, when he realizes there’s a light on in Crooks room. This drew his attention to Crooks room, and Lennie went in there trying to make an effort to talk to Crooks and be friendly with him. Once these two get talking, Crooks starts to talk to Lennie asking about what would happen if George didn’t return. This brought anger to Lennie “Suddenly Lennie’s eyes centered and grew quiet, and mad. He stood up and walked dangerously towards Crooks… Crooks saw the danger as it approached him. He edged back on his bunk to get out of the way” (Steinbeck 72). Lennie has put fear into Crooks, maybe…

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