Argumentative Essay On Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men was an awe inspiring book about a couple of men just trying to get by in the Great Depression. George and Lennie had known each other for a very long time and had grown to depend on each other. Throughout the book Lennie asked George to tell him about them, about they were going to get a place and live together; they never got to do that, as life would have, reality go in the way. The most controversial from this book was why George killed Lennie. It was the right thing to do for multiple reasons, the first being that Lennie was a danger to those around him as well as himself. The second is that Lennie could not survive without George and the last being that if George did not, Curley would have. It is clear from the beginning…show more content…
He counted on George for everything, including when to protect himself. Lennie shows that he is practically incapable of thinking for himself. George has to find them work, food, housing, and has to bail Lennie out of trouble. In the end, George realized that he cannot take care of Lennie forever. George knew he had to kill Lennie himself because if he did not, Lennie would be locked up, or more likely, Curley would have killed him. Curley clearly states that he was going to shoot Lennie in the guts so that he died slowly and painfully and George knew that Lennie did not deserve that. He knew that the best thing he could do for Lennie at that point was to find him first and spare him that miserable fate. By doing that George proved he loved Lennie and that he knew what was right for him. He spared Lennie from dying scared and tortured. George loved Lennie and killing him was one of the most selfless things he would ever do. In the end, George comforted Lennie by telling him their story again so the last thoughts Lennie had were happy ones. If George had not killed Lennie, he would have regretted it the rest of his life. He would have betrayed not only himself, but Lennie as well. George’s promise was to protect and care for Lennie, and he that better than anyone else could have. Killing Lennie was the right thing to
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