Of Mice and Men: Euthanasia

Death is among the important things people need to comprehend in order to be able to live through life. Being born, maturing, finding out to make it through, and earning a living, these are all the milestones into ending up being a fact. Like passing away, grace is a lucky scenario that a person has in any situation towards a variety of wrongdoers.

Some state that grace is a true blessing resulting from a divine favor. In the story, “Of Mice and Male” by John Steinbeck, Lennie was euthanized by George, Lennie’s caretaker/ good friend.

I believe that George, as a buddy, only eliminated Lennie in grand adoration of Lennie’s currently ill-fated continuance, like Candy’s pet dog. In the world of “Of Mice and Guy”, Sweet’s pet represents the fate awaiting anyone who has actually outlasted his/her purpose. Quotes from Carlson, a ranch-hand, reveals this stating, “”Whyn’t you get Sweet to shoot his old dog and give him among the puppies to raise up? “, “I can smell that pet dog 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 good to you, Candy. An’ he ain’t no great to himself.” After this scene, Sweet finally lets Carlson euthanize his pet dog. Both Lennie and Candy’s dog would suffer if they lived. Sweet’s dog relates to the reason Lennie was killed by George. Sweet’s canine wasn’t in good health and Lennie eliminated Curly’s wife and would be in difficulty with the law. Although Carlson promises to kill the pet painlessly, his persistence that the old animal should die supports a cruel natural law that the strong will deal with the weak.

Later on, Sweet has regrets about the ordeal, and wants he would have killed the dog himself rather. Like how Sweet’s pet was euthanized, Lennie also was. He was eliminated with far higher empathy though. George loves his friend Lennie, whom he has actually cared for consistently, and he does not desire Lennie to pass away badly. He euthanized him out of love, therefore he is justified. Because Lennie unsuspectingly killed 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 know how to avoid entering into trouble.

Moreover, if Curley gets his hands on Lennie, he will make his revenge be sluggish, terrifying, and uncomfortable. Therefore, George understands that the only method to safeguard Lennie is to shoot him. Lennie’s puppy is one of numerous symbols that likewise represent the success of the strong over the weak. Lennie eliminates the puppy accidentally, as he has killed numerous mice before, by virtue of his failure to acknowledge his own strength. When Curley’s wife shrieked, he didn’t know how to make her stop, except by force. Proof supports that George must save his buddy by mercifully killing him.

“Of Mice and Men” reflects upon numerous circumstances of mercy in numerous varieties. In this way George is a magnificent favor over Lennie’s life bestowed upon him by Aunt Clara. As Lennie’s true blessing, George had the god provided right to disperse mercy upon his “other-half” in regrettable situations. For this factor, Carlson and Curley represent the severe conditions of a clearly real life, a world in which the weak will constantly be beat by the strong and in which the unusual, fragile bond between pals is not appropriately mourned because it is not understood.