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Morality in Of Mice and Men

Summary: George's decision to kill Lennie at the end of John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men is the more moral solution on behalf of Lennie. After Lennie kills Curley's wife, George realized that the other ranch hands would make Lennie die a tortuous death. George's decision allowed Lennie to die happy and painless and to leave a world in which he can never succeed.
There are times when the more difficult decision is also the more moral one. At the end of John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men, George faces a terrible decision but chooses the more moral one solution, on behalf of Lennie. George's choice of killing Lennie is moral because George believes that it would be better for Lennie to die happy and painless, and finally leave a world he can't be successful in rather than to die tortuously out of vengeance.

George knows that Lennie is incapable of living happily and successfully. Ever since they have been traveling together from ranch to ranch, Lennie has encountered problems that he cannot prevent. He has a liking for stroking soft objects. Once, he saw a girl in a soft dress and stroked her dress. Consequently, he was fired from ranch to ranch on such accounts, over...

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