Of Mice And Men Literary Analysis

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Of Mice and Men Literary Analysis To understand George’s choice you first have to take a look into the characters. I think George’s choice was justified. I believe George killed Lennie, like Carlson killed Candy’s dog. He did it because he needed to, and it was the best for the dog. Lennie had done something more serious than accidentally killing a mouse or a puppy. This time he committed murder. Weather it was an accident or not, if George had let Lennie live Lennie could have been lynched or any number of horrible things. George was trying to spare Lennie of any pain that would come from Curly and the Boss. Killing Lennie just like the dog, looking at other things, and speaking of dream ranches where he could tend rabbits. The gun pointed at the back of Lennie’s neck mirrored the death of Candy’s dog almost identically. “It was quick, and he didn’t feel a thing” later, when the men caught up to them, one of them had said to George that he did the right thing. The end when Slim and the boys ask George if he wants to go get a drink is Steinbeck’s way of saying that Lennie was about as important as Candy’s dog. George was merely protecting Lennie. He had known Lennie better then anyone else in the world. Who better to put an end to the inevitable then his best friend? Lennie really didn’t “mean no harm” and that he was “a nice fella”, but as the killings progressed from a mouse, to a dog, to a woman George had to do something. George and Lennie were already running from Weed. If weed found out Lennie had killed a woman, they might take George away, in the end George devoted his life to keeping Lennie safe, but they couldn’t run

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