He felt that killing him himself was the right thing as Lennie was his responsibility and if he didn’t, he would get tortured by the other ranch workers. This was similar to Carlson killing candy’s dog, when candy then afterwards realised he should’ve done it himself. Killing Lennie was a hard and distressing thing for George to do as it says, “The hand shook violently”, maybe showing regret or even determination to get it over and done with. George killed Lennie because he had to. The conflict between Lennie and Curley was distinct and noticeable throughout the whole story.
The pain that was in Lennie's future if George hadn't had shot him was too much for him. George knew it. No one else understood Lennie as he did. He understood Lennie so well he knew he had to shoot him. George couldn't live with himself if he didn't.
He went through with it even though he ran the risk of being killed himself. He was not afraid to go to war with Mark Antony even when he know he could die. During the battle Cassius had to kill his flag carrier because he started to turn back and all of Cassius troops started to
Although George sees him as a frustration without him he wouldn’t be George. When Lennie and George are apart a bad terrible thing happens, Lennie kills Curley’s wife and causes his own death as well. George kills Lennie out of love and even though he didn’t want to at least he didn’t let some stranger do it. Throughout the book Lennie always knows at least one thing to be true, he always has George. In a couple of spots in the book Lennie remembers and repeats, “Because I got you, and you got me”.
George knows that Lennie gets in trouble, but the fact that they have each other is worth the work. He tries to keep Lennie on track towards their dream. Even though Lennie makes George extremely irritated, he truly cares about him and hopes for a better future together, where they control their future not anyone else. George’s ultimate sacrifice is when he has to kill Lennie to save his friend from agenizing pain. George Truly cared about Lennie and wanted him to know it.
When having a friend, its good to stick together for anything that happens. It’s good to have their back and to help them out whenever they are in trouble. In the novel “Of Mice and Men”, by John Steinbeck, George, a Everyman shot his best friend Lennie, a man with a disability, in the head. In my opinion, the final scene with George and Lennie was an ultimate act of betrayal. One reason why I chose that it was an ultimate act of betrayal is because it’s very mean to shoot and kill your best friend.
No one should ever have to go through this but in this case, George was forced to take the life of his dear friend. George kills Lennie because if he doesn’t, Curley will torture him or he will rot in jail for murdering Curley’s wife. Lennie, being someone as innocent as he is, can’t handle that. Some may say that George was only trying to get Lennie off his back and that he shouldn’t have ended Lennie’s life but he had to kill him. He didn’t want to kill him but he needed to in order to save his friend from suffering.
George putting him on a good note was probably the best idea for Lennie because if not Curley could of tortured him. The novel demonstrates the great depression in America and what could happen with a disability like that, No its not Lennie’s fault that he has such a disability and can’t help it, but for the reason he should have been well looked after. Now because of that he has been resulted as dead because of the torture that could have
However, if he follows through with Antigone’s punishment of stoning he will upset her and all those who felt her actions were correct. Many people agreed that burying Polynices was the right thing to do. Consequently, Creon not only has to deal with the difficulties of being king, but the reality of punishing his niece. Ultimately Creon is driven by his pride and refuses to be defied as King, orders Antigone to be put in a cave. In addition, the death of Haemon must also come to rest on Creon’s shoulders as his actions brought it about.
It is very unlikely that Carlson comforted the dog before its death as George did for Lennie. George felt there was no other choice, whether or not Lennie knows it ,his fate is sealed with the killing of Curley’s wife. George knows this and makes the hard choice to kill Lennie himself rather than leave it