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Give your Opinion on this comment: "George was right to kill Lennie"

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Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck Give your Opinion on this comment: "George was right to kill Lennie" I believe that George did right in killing Lennie because Lennie took another human beings life and he should be punished for that. George was also right because if he had let Lennie live who would he kill next, after progressing from a tiny little mouse, to a puppy and then a full grown defenceless woman. It could be George himself next. George made the choice to kill Lennie and take the threat of him out of society. 'Right in the back of the head' George said it softly to himself and chose to kill Lennie. ...read more.

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But if George had left it up to the law he would have been put through a taunting death and George didn't want that, he still has feelings as a friend. 'I ain't mad. I never been mad, an` I ain't now. That's a thing I want ya to know'. The relationship between George and Lennie is a strong bond. They did and went everywhere together. George has tried to leave Lennie on occasions but he couldn't because he had strong feelings for George. Because George also cared for him so much he said if he was ever to get into any trouble to come back to the brush. Lennie had taken another human beings life and in the book of laws it is worst law to brake. ...read more.

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George has always dreamed of a life without Lennie, working all week and then blowing all his money away. He will now lead an easier life without Lennie because he has know longer someone to care for. Maybe when he was just about to kill Lennie the thought of an easier life without him appealed to him and gave him another motive to kill him. Lennie may have had a future working how he liked and when he liked but still taking orders from George. He would have loved to care for animals all day long but in George's mind he always knew he wouldn't be able to trust Lennie. That's what George had enticed Lennie to believe and look forward too, maybe otherwise George wouldn't have been able to control Lennie and Lennie could have killed many more animals or humans, he has the power and strength. Daryl Woolley 11.7 ...read more.

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