Why We Shouldn T Have Killed Lennie's Death

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George shouldn’t have killed Lennie, they are best friends and I think that if George didn’t kill Lennie he could’ve went to jail and not died. Lennie is also mentally ill so he couldn’t really help it. George should not have killed Lennie because even though Lennie broke the law George still did because he also committed murder. Curley said “I’m going to kill Lennie because he killed my wife” (Steinbeck page 96). Murdering someone has negative consequences, since Lennie’s consequence for Curley was death, if he were to be turned in his consequence would probably be death also. Another reason Lennie shouldn’t have died is that they are best friends; Lennie is also mentally slow so he won’t really realize what he does when he does it. George shouldn’t have killed Lennie because he is supposed to be taking care of Lennie, and they are best friends. “He’s my cousin, I told his old lady that I’d take care of him. He got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid. He’s awright. Just ain’t bright. But he can do anything you’ll tell him” (Steinbeck page 11). Usually if you’re supposed to be taking care of someone you wouldn’t kill them, George is taking care of Lennie so I don’t think he should have killed him. I think that could’ve ran away in time. Another reason Lennie shouldn’t have died is because George and him are best friends, they’ve been friends since the …show more content…
This means that George told them to go the opposite way so they would’ve been able to escape. The other side is wrong because if George and Lennie could escape from a whole town in Weed then why didn’t they just do it now? George knew the guys weren’t close enough to him to catch him. If they were truly best friends then they would’ve just ran away because I believe they had enough time. In conclusion, I think that George shouldn’t have killed Lennie because there were tons of ways they could’ve escaped. It said in the book that George told them to go the opposite way as

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