This essay Defense Statement has a total of 279 words and 2 pages.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we, the defense, have shown you that there is no reason that George did not do the right and humane thing by shooting Lenny and that he is innocent of all charges against him.
I agree with the prosecution however when they say that murder is unlawful, but would you say what George Milton did was murder? He was saving a life more than taking one. Lenny was already "dead" in a sense at the point that George pulled the trigger. There were a lot of men with shotguns and hunting dogs searching for Lenny, who had absolutely NO chance of escape. For the men who worked at the farm were almost on to where Lenny was hiding and there was no time for Lenny and George to run. If Lenny were to fall in the hands of the people, he would have been tortured and killed. He would have died with the worst feeling of all in his body, hatred, and the hatred of himself.
What Lenny did was wrong, but he did not understand. He was mentally handicapped. He was a very caring person, but did not realize his own strength. The men did not understand that he didn’t mean to do it and were going to make sure he had a cruel death.
George in a sense "saved" Lenny’s life by making sure he died happily and not in the face of strangers that were hitting him and torturing him.
Ladies and gentlemen, I beg you, this man is innocent. He didn’t do anything wrong unless being a humanitarian is a crime. Thank you for your time.
Reading Database ReflectionReading Database Reflection “Of Mice and Men” by John Stienbeck The typical American dream – to rise above your own troubles and dream of a better place, become your own boss, and live a rich life. This was George and Lenny’s life-long ambition. The story opens with two travelers known as George Milton and Lenny Small in the 1930’s, in south of San Francisco in the Salinas Valley of California, probably during the “Great Depression” in the United States, caused by the unsteadiness in the stock m
OverviewOverview Born : March 24, 1919 Birthplace : Yonkers, New York Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet, innovator, and publisher, received his M.A. from Columbia University in 1948 and his doctorate from the Sorbonne in 1950. Ferlinghettti spent 1941to 1945 in the U.S. Navy, serving as a command officer during the Normandy invasion. After the war, Ferlinghetti worked for Time magazine in the mail room. He eventually left this tedious dead-end job to attend Columbia in pursuit of his literary career. Inspire