Options are made by everybody at some time in life. Choices can be complicated or as easy as yes or no. Decisions can be hard or simple to make.
Some choices are impulsive while some need a great deal of premeditation to make. In the novella, Of Mice and Male, written by George Steinbeck, George selected to kill his best friend Lennie. Lennie and George were good friends for a long time. They both worked at a farm together. Lennie was slowed down and George took care of him and watched over him. Throughout the book Lennie shows blind loyalty to George and their hope of a better life.
George is an extremely dynamic character through the book while Lennie is continuous showing unbelievable quantities of physical strength and being dim witted. Killing Lennie was no simple task for George. This crucial choice was a choice that impacted others, affected George, and had to be motivated to be made. George was motivated to kill his good friend, Lennie. Lennie had constantly liked to pet soft things. He would often kill mice simply by petting them. Lennie had actually also killed a pup on accident. These events took place out of his innocence.
He was unaware of his own strength and killed animals because of it. Lennie eliminated Curley’s partner in an effort to simply pet her soft hair. A mob of individuals from the farm chased Lennie and George from the farm in an effort to eliminate Lennie. Curley said he wished to kill Lennie in the most unpleasant method possible. George and Lennie effectively escaped their pursuit for a quick minute. In this moment George attempted to calm Lennie down by reminding him of their shared dream of a much better life. This included them owning their own farm and tending bunnies for Lennie to pet.
This certainly brought Lennie to a calm place. Because moment when people started to close in, George eliminated Lennie by shooting him in the back of the head. This act was affected by the impending doom Lennie had coming. The other men from the farm that had actually gone after Lennie would have eliminated him much less peacefully. If George did refrain from doing it, Curley would have done it much less humanely. While this factor for eliminating Lennie may appear to be merciful, what if George had eliminated him for selfish gain? George was kept back by Lennie as long as he had been accompanying him.
This was not the first time they had gotten in problem with the law. Lennie also kept George from getting any type of romantic relationship and even a steady task. Is it possible George was motivated by his own selfish inclinations? Several elements affected George to eliminate Lennie. George’s choice to kill Lennie was inspired by others but likewise affected him. It is sensible to believe that George looked out for both Lennie and his own interest in choosing what how he needs to face the situation mentioned earlier. Killing Lennie affected George’s life in depth.
In the whole book George and Lennie are portrayed as being together. George would need to get used to being a little more lonesome for the time being. Lennie was a buddy to George however he was likewise a hindrance. George had actually said how Lennie keeps him from doing lots of things. George was disturbed at this and stated “If I was alone I could live so easy. I might go get a job an’ work, an’ no problem. No mess at all, and when the end of the month come I could take my fifty dollars and enter into town and get whatever I desire. Why, I could stay in a cathouse all night.
I might consume any place I want, hotel or any place, and purchase any damn thing I could consider. An’ I might do all that every damn month. Get a gallon of whisky, or embeded in a pool space and play cards or shoot pool.” Lennie knelt and looked over the fire at the upset George. And Lennie’s face was drawn in with terror. “An’ whatta I got,” George went on intensely. “I got you! You can’t keep a task and you lose me ever’ task I get. Jus’ keep me shovin’ all over the nation all the time.” Here George acts as if he does not desire Lennie so it would be natural to presume that with Lennie dead George would be happy.
On the contrary George is disappointed at the loss of his friend as he does not wish to live an isolationist life like the other members of the cattle ranch. The choice George made affected him adversely from his own viewpoint but likewise permitted him to live a less connected way of life. The adverse impacts of this choice impacted George the most. In addition to having actually impacted George, this option likewise affected others in the ranch. Lennie was the one most impacted. Certainly Lennie passed away due to the fact that of George’s choice to kill him. What could have taken place had an alternate ending taken place?
Rather of killing Lennie, George could have left and discovered other work. This situation was defined in the beginning of the book when it states how the duo had left a ranch in Weed for concealed factors. There is no reason that Lennie could have been spared in this fashion. Maybe George realized the cycle that might have continued where they leave to another cattle ranch only to discover Lennie falls under the very same pattern where they end up repeating the exact same actions over and over. In that case George’s choice was still the ideal one. Lennie did not understand what death was in its full sense.
When he eliminated animals he did not care they were dead however desired them for convenience. In the exact same way George killed Lennie while he remained in a comforted state. Lennie probably desired it that method. When Lennie was eliminated, their dream of the cattle ranch was likewise killed. This deeply injured those like Sweet and Scoundrels who emotionally purchased this dream that had become theirs also. Candy firmly insisted that George proceeds and purchases a farm anyway. The represented liberty and absence of prejudice for Sweet and Crooks. When the idea was gone, they were very upset as their dreams of a much better life did the same.
George’s choice to eliminate Lennie affected others in addition to him. The important option to eliminate Lennie was an option that was encouraged by others, impacted George and impacted others. The decision was motivated by Curley’s desire for vengeance. George will be forced to live an isolationist life just like the other members of the ranch in the Great Anxiety. Criminals and Candy’s imagine an enhanced life was crushed with George’s choice. Everyone has to make essential options in their life and they will normally be for the better and the worse.