What are the quotes supporting the good and bad reasons for George killing Lennie?Im making an essay about the desicion for George killing.... PLEASE give quotes about the bad effect and reasons...

What are the quotes supporting the good and bad reasons for George killing Lennie?

Im making an essay about the desicion for George killing.... PLEASE give quotes about the bad effect and reasons about george kills lennie.... Give also good reasons and effect for george killing Lennie...

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The decision that George makes to kill Lennie is made so that Lennie will not have to suffer the consequences of killing Curley's wife. Generally Steinbeck gives the impression that this was the right thing to do. A clear signal for this is the killing of Candy's old dog. The dog is described as 'no good to himself' much as Lennie is incapable of looking after himself and staying out of trouble. Lennie is often compared to an animal such as a bear suggesting that his strength is dangerous and uncontrolled.

Slim also goes along with the decision saying 'A guy got to sometimes' and we feel at the end that the men will cover up what has happened to protect George. George feels that this is the kinder thing to do as Lennie would not survive prison.          

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