Why Did George Kill Lennie

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Of Mice and Men The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. With Lennie by George’s side, George wasn’t free to do much. He wouldn’t leave Lennie’s side though because he cared for Lennie and they were like brothers. Lennie looked up to George and George looked out for Lennie. But, without realizing it, Lennie would sometimes would take it too far. George did the right thing in killing Lennie. First off, George always felt responsible for Lennie. Not just because he felt that he had to, but also because he cared for him. He would always try to do what was best for Lennie. In this case, the best for him to pass away because either way, he wasn’t going to find a way out of it. If George didn’t do it, Curly would have, and that would have meant pain, and suffering for Lennie, and George didn’t want that. He wanted Lennie to not suffer, and to have his last thoughts…show more content…
Then they would have to be on the run again. Lennie doesn’t really know how to act in intense situations. He doesn’t know how to handle them, and George can't help him in certain situations. So Lennie gets nervous and freaks out. The situation in weed is sort of like what happened at the ranch with Curly’s wife, except with Curly’s wife he didn’t even really realize what he had done. Lennie had gotten mad because he didn’t want Curly’s wife to tell on him. “ And she continued to struggle, her eyes were wild with terror. He shook her then he was angry with her. ‘ don’t you go tellin’,’ he said, and he shook her; and her body flapped like a fish. And she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck.” (Pg 91) Just the action of shaking her had broken her neck. He hadn’t even realized that he had killed her. Lennie and George will never be happy if they always need to be on the run, and they can’t settle down. It’s no way to
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