Essay Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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In the book Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, George chooses to make a decision I believe is not morally justified. Lennie isn’t the brightest of men, but he has a kind heart and good intentions. He’s easily taken advantage of and unintendedly gets into a lot of trouble. George has been there to guide Lennie since his Aunt Clara died when Lennie was young. George is Lennie’s best friend and trusted guardian angel. This makes it easy to understand his decision and hard to cope with it, though it doesn’t in anyway make his decision morally justified.
Lennie is a man who has hopes and dreams like any other, but his life is hardened with a mental disability. This makes it more difficult for Lennie to remember things and provides him with a lack of judgement. Lennie is obsessed with soft things, he was fascinated by mice and likes to hold them and stroke their fur, but being a larger man, he accidentally killed them very easily. George refers to Lennie as “strong as a bull” many times in the book and that isn’t an exaggeration. George spoke for Lennie and made all of his decisions, Lennie relied on, but often thought George would be better off without him. The friendship George and Lennie built up over the years is the only reason anyone would say George’s decision in killing Lennie was justified.
The word morality characterizes the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are right and those that are wrong. A lack of morality (straying toward…

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