In Of Mice and Men, I never understood why it was necessary for
George to kill Lennie,
when George simply could've pulled some sort of diversionary tactic and falsely led the rest of the lynch mob somewhere else in the forest. By the time the lynch mob realized it was a false clue, George could've snuck back to him and have been on his way to the next town. Is the reason it was necessary for
Lennie to die
because the lynch mob was already too close to the pair of them for them to escape?