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George is one of the main characters in John Steinbecks novel Of Mice and Men In the climactic moments of the story his retarded friend Lennie has gotten himself into a huge bind As he had done before with mere mice and a puppy Lennie accidentally killed Curleys wife when his stroking of her hair turned violent When Curley returned home at the end of the day he found his wife dead in the barn He immediately knew it was Lennies doing because he was the only one there at the time Curley armed himself and gathered the rest of the men to search for Lennie It seemed that Lennie was doomed to be tortured by Curley and the others but George found him first The situation presented a huge decision for George George could either let Lennie try to escape and fend for himself knowing full well that the odds were against him and that he would likely be captured and have to suffer through Curleys harsh revenge or he could make it quick and painless with a bullet to the back of the head before Lennie even knew what hit him He chose the latter He opted to swiftly kill the man whom he had come to love over the years And thats exactly what prompted the action his love for Lennie Before Curley or his men arrived George did what he felt compelled to do First he filled Lennies head with dreams of the future He calmly talked about how wonderful the years ahead would be how they would buy a farm and Lennie would be able to tend the rabbits As he prepared his weapon George had Lennie look off into the distance to envision the farm being out there somewhere Then George fired the gun at the back of Lennies head from point-blank range However it was as if Lennie was in heaven before the bullet even made contact because
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