Capital Punishment In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Lennie is now dead, and George is feeling regretful. The story of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a sad novel that tells a story of two workers, Lennie Small and George Milton. The story took place Near the Salinas River near Soledad. George and Lennie is looking for a new job and home because they ran away from their old one in Weed because Lennie made a girl feel uncomfortable by feeling on her soft dress. Lennie have a mental problem but is very kind. George is taking care of Lennie but Lennie make George angry most of the time. Lennie keep asking George about the small ranch they are going to get and about the rabbit he is going to tend and George kept on telling Lennie that story. George and Lennie are heading to their new job on a ranch near Soledad. George told Lennie to don’t say a word to the boss. When they reach the bunk house on the ranch, they met an old guy name Candy. He shows…show more content…
The problem about capital punishment is that it is decided to soon and the death date is too soon that if someone is guilty but really isn’t, and is proven innocent but it will be too late. And there are some people who accidently killed someone and there only punishment is prison time like Lennie, he accidently killed Curley’s wife because he shook her and her neck broke. “Her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck.” (Steinbeck 91) Lennie was only shaking her so that she would be quiet but it ended up wrong. Curley wanted to kill Lennie because he disgrace Curley and killed Curley’s wife and that is an act of capital punishment, which is wrong because Lennie didn’t mean to kill her. In conclusion, George was right to kill Lennie because he care a lot for him and capital punishment is wrong because some people who are sentence to death might actually be innocent. Overall, George murder Lennie because Lennie murder Curley’s
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