Mice And Men’ is a classic novel written by John Steinback. It tells a story of George Milton, an intelligent uneducated man, and Lennie Small, a bulky, strong man but mentally disabled, two displaced ranch workers, who go to various places in order to get a job during the Great Depression. they are very close friends and want to be like brothers to one another.They want to defend each other and understand that there’s a person they can rely on. but, the world is simply too cruelto sustain such relationships. Lennie and George came closest to this ideal friendship, however they’re compelled to separatetragically. he ultimately ends up shooting and killing Lennie. George did this, not out of hatred, but rather out of his consideration for his friend. regardless of that executing is wrong, mercy killing may be justified as it prevents a later certain and agonizing death.As said in the beginning of the book the two men had a dream that they wanted to fulfill which is that they wanted to get a house Someday—we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and— “An’ live off the fatta the lan’,” this was later joined by ‘Candy the old man.’ Lennie has it easy when killing tiny animals, he doesn’t mean no harm but because he’s so strong they are easily killed..”They was so little,” he said apologetically. “I’d pet ’em, and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads a little and then they was dead—because they was so little. If the reader is to picture Lennie on a ranch with a large vast of animals, specifically rabbits, there would be no way for the guys to make an income with the rabbits given the number of kills Lennie could do due to his brute strength. by ignoring reality, the guys forgot that the ranch was not a place to reach their goal from the very start. As proven by George, “I think I knew from the very first. I think I knew we’d never do her.” This proves there was no chance of them getting the ranch. by shooting Lennie, George puts a stop to the nonsensical dream in which Lennie could have created issues in making the dream farm successful. George shoots Lennie withouth hatred. Despite that murder is justly wrong, mercy killing can be justified as it may prevent a later certain and agonizing death. Although his actions can be punished, George had good intents towards the death of his best friend. He prevented a more agonising and grievous death since Curley plans to murder him savagely “I’ll shoot that big bastard’s guts.” This says that Curley means no mercy and a painful death awaits Lennie. Killing him wasn’t an easy decision, by way of killing his friend, George gives Lennie a more serene death. In the scene in which during the scene in which the two men promise to meet in the bush if there was trouble. “if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush… Hide in the brush till I come for you.”this indicates that.” when they met up because of Lennie’s accidental murder,, George once more tells their dream which reminds the readers of their friendship. He tells George, “I got you an’ you got me.” This contains the concept that George cared for Lennie and has no cruel intent when he shot Lennie. by way of killing Lennie, George gave him a merciful death with no purpose of hate.George’s acts are condoned through the reality that the ending scene depicts. when George shoots Lennie, he ensures he dies an amicable death. If George didn’t kill Lennie, Lennie could have confronted a probable torturous death. George meant no cruel intents and only wishes the best for his friend, hence, his actions were justified. Lennie would have made life laborious even if they had their own land. even though one may condemn George’s shooting of Lennie, mercy killing was the best choice for both of the guys. Lennie was so incapable of caring for himself. He counted on George for everything, such as when to defend himself. George was like an acting parent to Lennie, due to thos he often feels anger at this burden, an anger which he takes out on Lennie. This fuels Lennie’s greatest fear,that he would possibly need to live without George. but From a standpoint of a reader, George cannot take take care of Lennie for all time but he ignores the fact because they’re like own family to eachother.”men like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place….With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. unfortunately the time where he can no longercare for him has come and he had no choice but to take care of Lennie one final time by deciding to end his life for the better.It’s difficult to condemned a man for making this type of massive sacrifice to spare his friend for the torture that couldhave incurred at the hands of an indignant mob after him.