Of Mice and Men Essay

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George was wrong to shoot Lennie in the back of the head. Instead of shooting Lennie, George could’ve taken a whole different route. Literally and figuratively. George could’ve at least tried to team up with Lennie and fight of the guys trying to wipe out Lennie. Or maybe he could’ve just run away again. Either way, Lennie might have still been alive. The reason George was wrong for killing Lennie is he had no idea how things were going to turn out. There had to of been another way to protect him. They could have gone one the run again, they could’ve just lived in the woods, and George could’ve talked to the people that were trying to kill Lennie. George could’ve teamed up with Lennie and wiped out Curly and the other guys trying to kill him. In all George was wrong for shooting Lennie. He should’ve just waited it out and stuck by Lennie’s side instead of taking the easy way out and killing his best friend. If George wouldn’t have killed Lennie, the ending would’ve been way different. Maybe Lennie would’ve still been alive. “Mental illness can be described in a variety of ways. The American Heritage Dictionary describes it as: Any of various conditions characterized by impairment of an individual's normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by social, psychological, biochemical, genetic, or other factors, such as infection or head trauma. Also called emotional illness, mental disease, and mental disorder."(“Mental Illness and the Death Penalty." Death Penalty Information Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.) “Since 1983, over 60 people with mental illness or retardation have been executed in the United States. It is conservatively estimated that 5-10% of death row inmates suffer from serious mental illness. Research has shown that nearly all Death Row inmates suffer from brain damage due to illness or trauma, while a vast number have

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