Of Mice and Men: Euthanasia

Death is among the things humans have to understand in order to have the ability to live through life. Being born, growing up, discovering to make it through, and making money, these are all the turning points into ending up being a fact. Like passing away, mercy is a fortunate circumstance that a person has in any circumstance towards a variety of culprits.

Some say that mercy is a true blessing arising from a magnificent favor. In the story, “Of Mice and Male” by John Steinbeck, Lennie was euthanized by George, Lennie’s caretaker/ buddy.

I think that George, as a good friend, only killed Lennie in grand adoration of Lennie’s currently ill-fated continuation, like Sweet’s pet dog. On the planet of “Of Mice and Guy”, Sweet’s pet represents the fate awaiting anybody who has actually outlasted his/her purpose. Quotes from Carlson, a ranch-hand, reveals this saying, “”Whyn’t you get Sweet to shoot his old canine and provide him one of the pups to raise up? “, “I can smell that canine a mile away. “, “Got no teeth, damn near blind, can’t consume. Sweet feeds him milk. He can’t chew nothing else”, and “He’s all stiff with rheumatism.

He ain’t no great to you, Candy. An’ he ain’t no great to himself.” After this scene, Sweet finally lets Carlson euthanize his pet. Both Lennie and Sweet’s pet dog would suffer if they lived. Candy’s pet dog connects to the reason why Lennie was killed by George. Sweet’s dog wasn’t in excellent health and Lennie killed Curly’s partner and would remain in problem with the law. Although Carlson guarantees to kill the pet painlessly, his persistence that the old animal need to die supports a terrible natural law that the strong will get rid of the weak.

Afterwards, Candy has regrets about the experience, and wants he would have killed the canine himself rather. Like how Sweet’s dog was euthanized, Lennie likewise was. He was killed with far higher compassion though. George loves his good friend Lennie, whom he has actually looked after consistently, and he doesn’t want Lennie to die horribly. He euthanized him out of love, for that reason he is justified. Considering that Lennie unsuspectingly eliminated Curley’s spouse, George understands that there is no other way to conserve him now. Even if they do leave, Lennie will never ever be safe due to the fact that he does not understand how to prevent getting into trouble.

In addition, if Curley gets his hands on Lennie, he will make his vengeance be slow, frightening, and painful. Therefore, George knows that the only method to protect Lennie is to shoot him. Lennie’s pup is one of numerous symbols that also represent the success of the strong over the weak. Lennie eliminates the young puppy unintentionally, as he has killed many mice before, by virtue of his failure to recognize his own strength. When Curley’s wife screamed, he didn’t know how to make her stop, except by force. Evidence supports that George should conserve his pal by mercifully eliminating him.

“Of Mice and Guy” reflects upon lots of situations of mercy in numerous varieties. In this way George is a divine favor over Lennie’s life bestowed upon him by Aunt Clara. As Lennie’s true blessing, George had the god given right to distribute grace upon his “other-half” in unfortunate situations. For this factor, Carlson and Curley represent the extreme conditions of a distinctly real life, a world in which the weak will constantly be beat by the strong and in which the rare, delicate bond between good friends is not properly grieved since it is not comprehended.