Of Mice and Men2

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Of Mice and Men2



George
In the end of Of Mice and Men there are three choices the protaganist, George, must decide
on. He either must run away with Lennie, not do anything and let the others kill Lennie,
or kill Lennie himself. His final decision reflects his personality and his respect for
his friends. As George's character develops throughout the story he realizes the outcome
before it even happens. George's solution to Lennie's mistake becomes his only reasonable
choice. George realizes the solution after predicting consequences of each potential
option.

George's first option was to tell Lennie to run away after meeting in the brush. If
George was to choose this option, both Lennie and George would have gotten shot. It would
have looked like they planned the killing of Curley's wife together. There were no ties
between Curley or anyone on the ranch, so nothing would have stopped Curley from putting a
bullet in both of their heads. George obviously didn't want to die, so running away would
be a bad choice.

Secondly, George could have stayed at the ranch with Candy and done nothing for Lennie.
He knew Lennie was going to be hunted and killed. He knew it from the moment he saw
Curley's wife lying dead in the barn. It was clear to George that there was no way out
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