Essay on George's Decision to Kill Lennie

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George does not make a wise decision in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. George chooses to kill Lennie because of Lennie’s uncontrollable killing. Lennie does not mean to kill anyone but he is unaware of his strength. George thinks he is doing the right thing by killing Lennie, but really he is making a huge mistake. He believes that he is doing this for the sake of others but his decision if immoral. George was wrong for doing this, he does this for his benefit, and he is guilty. George killing Lennie is very immoral because Lennie does not know any better. Lennie is not killing people and animals on purpose he just underestimates his strength and does not realize that he is doing wrong. Lennie is innocent and does not deserve…show more content…
George promises Lennie many things once they get their own farm, “’O.K. Someday- we’re gonna get the jack together… ‘Specially if you remember as good as that.’”(15-16). So George killing Lennie was for his own benefit and it was a very immoral thing to do. George is guilty of murder because he kills Lennie. He has no solid reason to kill Lennie. Even though Lennie does many things wrong he does not know any better, “Lennie’s big fingers fell to stroking her hair… Lennie had broken her neck” (88-89). George is an evil, immoral, sadistic person who needs to realize that not everything in life is going to be easy and that he needs to learn to cope with difficulty in life. George is nowhere near innocent because he kills his best friend and does not do it for a good reason. Even though Lennie is killing people and animals that is not a good enough reason to kill someone. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck George kills his best friend Lennie. George’s reasoning for this is that Lennie is killing too many people and has become a burden. Lennie does not realize that he is doing wrong by accidentally killing animals and people. George says that he is doing this for other’s benefit when really he is doing this for his own good. This was wrong of George and he is guilty because even though Lennie was accidentally
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