in the book Of Mice and Men
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I think there is a huge concern for taking human life, specifically his friend's life. George can barely bring himself to do this. George knows he has to because the alternative would be worse. At best they would lock Lennie up in a cage. Most probably Curley and his mob would hunt Lennie down and kill him slowly. George knew the best most compassionate thing he could do for his friend was to let him look into the distance and imagine their little far. Then he would end his friend's life quickly and without fear or pain.