Violence In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Violence. Is violence a wicked dead? When one hears this word, they usually think of it as a misdeed. Most all people think one who is violent is unacceptable. The definition of violence only states it is a powerful strike, force, or a strong storm. None of these introduce the thought of violence being used for wrong, or intended to hurt someone or something. Although violence is something best to be avoided, it is not avoidable in some situations, for even the most innocent of people. In the book Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck produces many acts of violence, which some are evil, while many more are not planned to be bad. Although violence is never good, the reasons for the act can be understood, and one can be reprieved from what they have …show more content…
When Candy’s dog was getting old and sick, he was the only one who didn’t understand that it was time for his dog to be put down. After George and Slim took Candy’s dog to put it down he “[laid] still [and stared] and the ceiling,” (Steinbeck 49). Although he did not want to lose his dog, he allowed the guys to put it down because it was the best thing for the dog. Occasionally one has to allow violence to happen, for the well being of others or things. George was tired of Lennie killing rats, so he told Lennie, “I 'll give you a pup. Maybe you wouldn’t kill it,” when he was trying to figure out ways to get rid of Lennie 's issue (Steinbeck 13). George was tired of Lennie killing the rats, so he was going to give him puppies to get rid of his issue. He did not know George had a problem that was not able to fix, but still tried to. Despite the fact that not all people understand the reason, and intentions for evil, some acts of violence can be forgiven, or …show more content…
He shows the readers that violence, in a lot of circumstances, is not for one 's pleasure, however, it is to help others, or to protect oneself. Take for example George killing Lennie. He killed him quickly, and without letting Lennie know, rather than watching people who barely know Lennie torture him to death. No violence is never positive, and we should all avoid it. This book gives the reader a new perspective of the reasons why violence happens, and how it is not always for bad reasons. Although this book does show that violence is not always for a bad reason, it always shows how violence is bad. Violence is one thing that is best to be avoided, and should never be used unless one is in a situation where it is almost

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