By the end of the story George tragically kills Lennie. What was once a plausible - if far-fetched - fantasy has disintegrated into delusion. It was wrong of George to play god. This is to award Lennie with as much peace as a friend could. The League of American Theatres and Producers.
Lennie is not killing people and animals on purpose he just underestimates his strength and does not realize that he is doing wrong. Lennie's part of the dream is merely to tend and pet on the farm, as he loves touching soft animals, although he always kills them. Lennie repeats the child-like, ritualistic cycle of separation and reconciliation that has seemingly marked his relationship with George for years. Archived from on 29 May 2015. Lennie Small is the character I will be exploring and I will start off by giving a detailed explanation of his physical… 1057 Words 5 Pages How values influence ethical and moral decisions Have you ever faced a difficult decision? I could live so easy and maybe have a girl. Themes In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme.
Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. If Lennie dies by another careless person like Curley, it then teaches him something of what being killed is. Death, Dying, Grief, and Mourning in Western Literature John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men , 1937 Death of Lenny Death of Lenny: The little evening breeze blew over the clearing and the leaves rustled and the wind waves flowed up the green pool. Ever'body wants a little piece of lan'. I don't like it no better than you do.
Shortly after having thrown the puppy, Lennie picks it up again, stroking it and deciding that maybe George won't care. He really thought it was something little but the other thing he did was probably huge. Only Slim realizes what happened, and consolingly leads him away. George and Lennie have a very close relationship. This proves that George really does love Lennie, even if Lennie isn't normal and does stupid things.
The play was revived in a 1974 Broadway production in the starring as George and as Lennie. They conversation calms and soothes Lennie, who hopes to finally get the farm that he and George dreamed about for so many years. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie makes his usual offer to go away and live in a cave, and George tells him to stay, making Lennie feel comforted and hopeful. Carlson and Curley return, and Carlson claims that Lennie has stolen his Luger. Susan Shillinglaw January 18, 2004. However, if George hadn't killed Lennie, he could have gotten help to control his body.
This is in contrast to many of the other characters who are alone by themselves which seems to be the norm at the time of the Great Depression. He tells Candy to give him a minute to go to the bunkhouse before telling the other men; then George will come along as though he had not already seen Curley's wife. Lennie does not mean to kill anyone but he is unaware of his strength. This quote shows that he wants to kill Lennie right that instant. Still upset, Lennie goads George into participating in their ritual routine of chastisement and forgiveness - he feeds George his lines about how much fun he would have if he didn't have to look after Lennie, and Lennie offers to go live in the hills and leave George alone. If George cares about Lennie he will not let this happen and that is why he kills Lennie himself.
For this adaptation, both men reprised their roles from the 1980 production. I believe that George is justified in killing Lennie because George kills him out of love. They both work hand and hand. Writers as diverse as William Blake in his Songs of Innocence or Mark Twain in The Mysterious Stranger have explored the interesting ways in which innocence is not, in fact, altogether innocent. George feels great loss and is shaken afterward despite knowing he is justified in actions.
He is proud of himself for remembering to come here to wait for George, but soon has two unpleasant visions. Candy, Slim or Carlson could have saved him. He tells Lennie about the rabbits, and promises that nobody will ever be mean to him again. The National Silver Rabbit Club. George was wrong for doing this, he does this for his benefit, and he is guilty. People were losing their jobs, many farmers lost their farms, and were forced into the life of itinerant workers.
That is why George is justified in killing Lennie, not because Lennie is mentally disabled but because he loves Lennie and for Lennie's sake it should be George who does it. Although Lennie may not want to kill any other living beings, it is in his nature to become aggressive and angry when frustrated. I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. The loneliness of Curley's wife is upheld by Curley's jealousy, which causes all the ranch hands to avoid her. How does one go about making these moral or ethical decisions? His dream was all he lived for, he died happy. Candy finds them and they discuss their plans for the farm with Crooks, who cannot resist asking them if he can hoe a garden patch on the farm albeit scorning its possibility.