I shouldn’t ought to let no stranger shoot my dog” (p 60). George takes this comment to heart, and this foreshadows George’s decision to kill Lennie himself later in the book. Lastly, the chapter in which Curley’s wife dies begins with Lennie stroking his dead puppy, which died because he petted it too hard. “When I’m doin’ my hair sometimes I jus’ set an’ stroke it ‘cause it’s so soft…Feel right aroun’ there an’ see how soft it is” (p 88). Since the reader knows Lennie likes to pet soft things, but he has a record of killing them when he does, it is obvious her death is imminent.
Sometimes friendship means letting go: A look into George and Lennie of Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ At the end of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men George made the right decision by killing Lennie. First of all, if George did not kill Lennie, something bad would have happened to him either way. In the barn, George says to Candy, “Guess... we gotta tell the... guys. I guess we gotta get ‘im an’ lock ‘im up. We can’t let ‘im get away.
But instead of two killings there was one Bob he probly killed people. That’s how threatening he was. As you can see I killed Bob because, he was threatening and killing me and Ponyboy. I self-defensed myself that day. If I didn’t than I wouldn’t be standing here today in this courtroom.
George also did everything he could to kill Lennie in the most humane way possible. Lastly George knew couldn’t just run with Lennie like they did after Weed. But by no means was this an easy choice you can tell that George was troubled when asked how he killed Lennie…“ ‘I just done it,’ George said tiredly” (Steinbeck p.107). The first and most prominent reason that George shot Lennie him self was the fact that George would not have been able to live with himself if he had not done it. The thing that you have to understand about Lennie is that he has a mental disability.
In this scene she then begins to scream and Lennie panics which led to him breaking her neck. Now all the workers are out on horses looking for Lennie, his buddy George finds him and kills him before anyone else could. The novel shows that mercy killing is good and should be practiced. Lennie didn’t deserve to die for multiple reasons. Lennie didn’t deserve to die because it is not his fault, he didn’t know his own strength when he shook Curley’s wife, breaking her neck.
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”.
When the conspirators gather at Brutus’s house at night, Cassius suggests that Mark Anthony should also die with Julius Caesar or he could carry on Caesar’s work. But Brutus disagreed and said “let us be sacrificers, but not butchers, Caius.”(II, i, 166). Brutus believes that Caesar’s death should be a sacrifice with a purpose behind it, not a mindless slaughter. Other characters in the play also realized that Brutus had no bad intentions for killing Caesar. Even though Brutus killed Antony's best friend, Antony still recognized Brutus as "the noblest
“I decided: first I’ll kill the dog with kindness, and if that doesn’t work…I’ll just kill him” (10). Giving food to the dog would seem like enough to entice a dog into showing affection toward a human, but this attempt did not give positive results and the dog continues to show hostility towards Jerry. Poison the dog, the only logical
In Hamlet Claudius kills the king with poison but still has the same intentions as Scar, wanting to take over as king, “With juices of cursed hebona in a vial/and in the porches of my ear did pour”(Hamlet I iv 62-63). Hamlet and his family are betrayed by Claudius when he poisons the King. Another major theme in both plays is revenge, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (I.v 25) Unlike Hamlet, Simba is not told directly who kills his father, but is told by his father in a ghost image to return to Pride Rock to take the throne. With many similar themes in both stories, it is easy to see that the writers of The Lion King were influenced by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Although the
When Hamlets father's apparition appeared before him he was giving a task to kill his uncle, so it would be involuntary wrath. At the same time Hamlet had to follow through with the murder of his uncle out of pride. Throughout the story of Hamlet he proves himself on a far superior intellect than anyone else in the play, mostly Polonius, he Hamlet confuses Polonius "Let her not walk I' the sun. Conception is a blessing, but not as your daughter may conceive. Friend, look to 't.