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When George kills Lennie at the end of Of Mice and Men he does so because Lennie is a pure being and will only be hurt in this corrupted world Therefore it makes sense that he kills him for love he knows that Lennie will never make it in this corrupted world By killing Lennie George frees him Lennies death greatly affects George Lennie is the only thing that makes his life special and that gives him a sense of purpose Now that Lennie is dead George has no true purpose George is just a run of the mill ranch hand After Lennies death George feels that part of him is missing He and Lennie share a symbiotic relationship --- they need each other to survive George does the talkin for Lennie and takes so much trouble for him 25 26 Lennie provides companionship for George and is the only person who gives a hoot in hell about em 114 Lennie is what makes George different from the other ranch hands George explains to Lennie that their specialness lies in the fact that they are together Lennie always says But not us An why Because because I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you and thats why 115 George will definitely miss this bond Georges life switches to a different track after Lennies death He loses his vision --- a vision that he shared with Lennie George and Lennie dream of owning their own little place where they live off the fatta the lan an have rabbits 98 15 Lennies enthusiasm is what kept this dream alive Lennie constantly asks George to tell how its gonna be 115 George speaks about their little place in a business-like and monotonous tone but then his speech is full emphasis and shouting 98 114 115
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