Consistently throughout the story George and Lennie were there for each other; in fact towards the very beginning Lennie and George discussed how they were better off than most guys because they had each other (14). When George killed Lennie a part of him died too, George knew murdering Lennie would hurt him mentally and emotionally. However he did it because he wanted what was best for his friend no matter the cost. His actions were altruistic and that made his decision the more favorable one. Another instance when George was selfless was when he gave up his dream.
It was best that he was shot because he would of gone through so much suffering. George couldn’t of let him suffer like that and he’d rather have Lennie die quickly then a slow and painful death. George did this because he loved Lennie. He didn’t hate him.
Michael was able to remain calm, even when Justin was jeering and annoying him, because he knew that staying calm was the good thing to do, and that it will pay off for him in the long run. Christopher also abided by the common theme of doing good when he became afraid of his father after he lied and ended up being the one who murdered Wellington. Christopher was fearful as he decided through his logical reasoning that anyone who could do something this bad to a dog is cruel enough to hurt a human being. “I had to get out of the house. Father had murdered Wellington.
That thought wouldn't make Lennie happy and Lennie knew that so he shoot him. Lennie was shot by a friend who cared about him. There was no hatred between them making the death non-revengeful. It was just as if Lennie was hooked up to a machine that kept him alive and George pulled the plug. He was bound to be shot anyways so it was better that George "pulled the plug" instead of Curley.
Whiles I see lives, the gashes do better upon them”. Macbeth's death was strangely sympathetic, you had to almost feel bad for him. He was corrupt and ultimately had no choice the to be a murder. Macbeth starts out a noble, brave, warrior, who had great flaws which made him into a tragic hero. He made some wrong turns and let his superstition, love, and overwhelming enthusiasm overcome him and he lost his title of a “Noble Man” and even lost his love to his cruel heart lust to be King.
In the beginning of the play Creon presents a strong confident image, although it becomes apparent self-doubt is present due to his inability to accept a diminished view of himself. Whilst giving the orders to murder anyone who tries to bury Antigone’s brother, Creon refuses the advice of his trusted council because they suggest he may be in the wrong. Creon so harshly yells Stop right there, before I am gorged with rage! (Page 12). The personality trait of being unyieldingly stubborn is one a majority can of people relate to. Therefore the audience might have felt sympathy towards him during that moment.
Montresor sees the results of his hard work, and is satisfied by finally punishing Fortunato for what he did. This is his closure, and unlike Ralph, Montresor’s revenge could not be resolved with fake murder. For both men, the belief was that if they killed the ones who had wronged them, they would be at peace with themselves. It is understood that whatever had occurred to them in the past which caused them to choose vengeance, cannot be undone. The murders which they choose to commit were a final and desperate attempt to balance out wrongdoings.
He directly kills Laertes and Claudius, and it’s basically his fault that his mother dies since she drank the cup of poison that was intended for him to drink. If he feels guilty about these deaths you may say they don’t make him a bad person, but that’s the question at hand. He may feel guilty about Polonius’ death but not show much emotion due to his depression. He directly says that he doesn’t care about the deaths of Rozencrantz and Guilderstein, but blames that on them deserving – which is true due to all the spying they did. Revenge seems common for the time period and it would not be unusual for Hamlet to want revenge over two people that betrayed him.
George knew that Lennie deserved to have a calm death, he also wanted to make sure Lennie knows that he is not mad at him, George wanted to reassure himself that Lennie would know, that he was shot for the right reasons. After George shoots Lennie, he stops and thinks about what he just did he throws the gun, sits down, and just thinks about what just happened (107). It was an odd situation and George had to make a very hard decision, and do some tough things. George was aware that the other men would have given Lennie a less peaceful death, so he decided to do it on his own. To finish off, shooting his close friend Lennie was a hard process, but George knew it was necessary to do.
In the conclusion of the novel your hatred for him dies down. This is because you realise that all along all he really wanted was to be with Catherine, but as she hurts him along the way, his lust for revenge becomes too powerful. I believe that some of his actions he takes make us repel and hate him, but his past and poor childhood makes us as the readers sympathise with him. Once him and Catherine are both dead, they are reunited in the afterlife and although it's a very morbid event the sense of happiness is there and always will be.