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Of Mice And Men: Was George Right To Have Lennie?

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Of Mice and Men Was George right to have shot Lennie? To me this question is very simple to answer. It is an easy question to answer because of the relationship that I realized George and Lennie had. They have always been close, and were like brothers. George was always there for Lennie, was the one to take care of him and the one to always set him straight. It was right for George to set him straight because Lennie was mentally retarded. There was no way that George was able to ever get a good job with Lennie being there. George was right to have ...view middle of the document...

Lennie lived under the law of a "brothers keeper." Lennie was very calm and peaceful when he died. George having talked to Lennie in a peaceful manor about everything that made Lennie happy. They talked about place and animals and plainly joyous things for Lennie. If the other ranch people had gotten to him first, they would have given Lennie a horrible death. They would have been never able to talk to Lennie like George did, because they didn't at all know what Lennie enjoyed. George gave Lennie a peaceful death by taking him away from everyone and talking to him about good things and shooting him when he wasn't paying attention.The alternatives to shooting Lennie were worse than what actually happened. One alternative could have been a mental institution. But that would cost money, and it would probably not work to well around George's schedule. Another alternative would have to be Lennie being on his own. Looking for food and trying to survive by himself. But Lennie would be way too lonely. George had no other choices then to do what he did. And it was a good decision.All in all George was right to have killed Lennie. They were almost like brothers. And George gave Lennie a pleasant and peaceful death. There were no other alternatives that could have been done. So he made a good decision.

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