They meet Candy, a maturing, one-gave modest worker called an old swamper who keeps the bunkhouse clean. “Candy joined the [verbal] attack [on Curly] with joy” Through the use of the structural echoes, George is inspired by Candy’s remorse to kill Lennie himself and not let the others get to him, who would cause him more harm. George did the best thing he could for Lennie, and the hardest thing for himself. In the novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, George killing Lennie is a merciful kill to save others from Lennie’s unintentional acts of aggression, to spare Lennie from suffering a cruel death, and instead ensuring a peaceful and quick departure one that will cause George the least regrets. A couple might be hurtful, but all are said with love. Their lives have been shaped by their friendship and they rely strongly on each other. This foreshadows and is proleptic of George shooting Lennie at the end. #2: “Lennie—if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush… Hide in the brush till I come for you.” #3: “It ain’t so funny, him an’ me goin’ aroun’ together,” George said at last. As you should know by now, Of Mice and Men ends with George killing Lennie. When George and Lennie land at the farm, they are taken to the farm hand’s bunkhouse. George and Lennie have held the title of ‘greatest bromance’ in literature since 1937. George and Lennie have a very close relationship. In honor of the classic novella’s publication anniversary, the following Of Mice and Men quotes should help you celebrate your greatest friendships. If he didn’t kill him Curley would’ve killed him and then he would’ve died without dignity. This is exactly what George wanted for Lennie. There are two reasons Curley wants to kill Lennie. I could go get a job an' work, an no trouble. The first reason is because he is a big guy, and Curley hates big guys. Lennie blames the animals he kills for their deaths, because they are so tiny, he is unwilling to blame himself " I done a real bad thing,' he said , I shouldn't have done that. No mess at all, and when the end of the month come I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want" (11-12). give a summary of Chapter 4-Lennie is sat with the puppy he killed upset that George will be angry with him-Curley’s wife comes in and talks to Lennie about her dreams and then invites Lennie to stroke her hair-he strokes in but then won’t stop and when she struggles, he grips on tighter-he won’t go and ends up breaking her neck and killing her-the men come back and plan to kill Lennie One justification hinted at in the novel centers on mercy: George kills his friend in order to spare Lennie a more gruesome and painful death at the hands of Curley and the other ranchers. George, on life without Lennie: "Whatever we ain't got, that's what you want. In other words, Lennies death is a form of euthanasia, or mercy killing. The second reason is because Lennie killed his wife. George killed Lennie because it was the most reasonable thing to doo if they had ran away like in weed something like this could/ would happen again. In this phrase in the book from page 100 it shows you that George knows there dreams are ruined,” I think I knowed from the very first. “Him and me was both born in Auburn. George'll be mad George remebers what candy said about his dog being shot, saying "I should have done it myself". She took him when he was a baby and raised him up. The most painful thing to watch would be Lennie being tortured to death. The farm’s manager enters and reprimands George and Lennie for being late. God a'mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy. I knowed his Aunt Clara. George may of killed Lennie because their dreams were ruined and there was no point of Lennie being with him because it was just going to make things worse for everyone. George does all the talking for Lennie, which makes the supervisor suspicious. 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