Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck Essay

1075 Words Nov 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Do you ever feel helpless, like you do not have choice? Instead the choice was already made for you and you cannot do anything about it? In some situations you encounter a time where you do not have a choice, which can be in a positive or negative way. The choices you make now can affect the choices you make in the future. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, two characters Lennie and George, get a job on the ranch in Salinas Valley. Throughout the book, Lennie and George try to achieve their dream of owning their own ranch but meet difficult situations with the other workers. In Of Mice and Men, the characters encounter situations where they did not have a choice, but the choice was already made for them.
One example of a character who had a lack of choice in the book was George. At the end of the book, George did not have a choice to kill Lennie. Lennie was going to die either way, since Carlson and Curley were planning on killing him anyways. It was best if George killed Lennie himself instead of someone else.When Slim says, “A guy got to sometimes” (Of Mice and Men pg. 107). It shows how George did it for the best. George wants what 's best for Lennie so his only choice was to kill Lennie. George may have killed him, but he knows he was doing it to save Lennie from misery. If George did not kill Lennie, Curley would have done something worse to him.When George said, “....Ever’body gonna be nice to you. Ain’t gonna be no more trouble. Nobody gonna hurt nobody…

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