George didn't want Lennie to die, But he couldn't take Lennie away. George decided that he'd kill Lennie, So Lennie would not suffer. But George knew he couldn't kill Lennie Unless he became tougher. George found Lennie all alone Standing by the river. He put the gun to Lennie's head And slowly pulled the trigger.
His actions in speaking to the ghost show extreme bravery (it could be the devil in disguise) but also a disregard for his own safety because he is already experiencing suicidal despair “I do not set my life at a pin's fee” and does not care if he lives or dies. Act 2 • Eager to avenge his father “Haste me to know it that I may with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love sweep to my revenge” This can be interpreted as a good thing because it shows his loyalty to his father & his determination set things right in Denmark.
Of Mice and Men is really about Lennie and George’s journey and relationship with each other, and how they really need each other in their lives. Lennie is very dependent on George. George is one of his only friends and a very important person in his life. George guides Lennie through his life like a father would to his son. The first thought when Lennie is doing something wrong or bad is George because he knows that George wouldn’t want him to being in it.
In reality, due to Lennie’s incapability to properly react to the potential threats in society, George has to make more sacrifice in order to protect him from harm. Lennie is like a defenseless child who causes trouble without understanding how to retrieve the situation, thus eventually, George realize their dream is unreachable since “All the time something like that [happen] — all the time.” (Steinbeck 11) Therefore, by shooting Lennie, George is ultimately sacrificing friendship to save him from the cruel fate set up by Curley. George will live in pain from killing a friend and loneliness while Lennie dies happily in his dream. Because George makes his sacrifice base on what is best for Lennie
George is placed with the responability of taking care of Lennie no matter what. George loves Lennie like a brother, and never would want anyone to hurt him. He makes sure that he doesn't hang around with bad people. For example; George told Lennie to stay away from Curley's wife, because she was trouble. Towards the end of the novel, Lennie finds himself stuck in a room with Curley's wife, and gets into some trouble, and ends up killing her.
It seems as if Oskar lived his life by the motto that you shouldn’t think twice about doing the right thing, and that you should always know what the right thing to do is. Although Oskar started out being a Nazi, he realized the mistake he made by taking part in killing Jews. Oskar knew that there was no way to stop what the Nazi’s were doing, but was then willing to do as much as he could do to save as many Jews as possible (Steinhouse). The way that Oskar Schindler decided to help the Jews when he could have easily stayed as a Nazi proves that he is a hero. Oskar Schindler showed his heroic actions by risking his own life and using his fortune to save over 1,200 Jews.
Hamlet: Justice or Revenge In the era portrayed in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, justice is mostly carried out by oneself and not the court of law, and it is a thing of honor to avenge the death of a loved one. However, Hamlet’s quest for justice over his father’s murder does at some point turn into personal revenge, as he wants to have vengeance on his uncle in ways that become more personal. Hamlet loses track of the main reason for wanting his uncle dead and hatred grows for Claudius, his uncle, such that he wants to make sure that Claudius does not go to heaven when he dies. His uncontrollable emotions show when he kills Polonius and does not care about his actions. Hamlet even seems to have forgotten the main reason why he is avenging his father’s death.
Macbeth becomes cold, and withdraws any tender feelings. When Macbeth chooses to hire assassins to deal with Banquo, he does so without the slightest regret, although he knows that Banquo is a good person who deserves not to be killed. "It is concluded. Banquo, thy soul's flight, if it find heaven, must find it out tonight." (3.1.162-163) Macbeth recognizes that Banquo will surely go to heaven, yet feels no sympathy for his old friend.