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I am reading Of Mice and Men, and I am trying to come up with a word that describes how George manages to shoot Lennie at the end of the book.

I have come up with Self Discipline, and Overcoming Weakness, but none of those really seem to suffice.

Any suggestions would be great!

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    moral conflict? – user3306356 Sep 7 '14 at 4:35
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    Offhand, trudged through. – SrJoven Sep 7 '14 at 4:38
  • @user3306356, I like that! Want to put that in an answer so I can +1 it and accept it? Thanks for the input by the way @SrJoven! – A.J. Uppal Sep 7 '14 at 4:43
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    Reluctantly - word for doing something that you don't want to do. – Blessed Geek Sep 7 '14 at 4:59
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    Jeez, spoiler alert. – user139454 Oct 31 '15 at 4:05
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consider: moral conflict or ethical dilemma

An ethical dilemma is a complex situation that often involves an apparent mental conflict between moral imperatives, in which to obey one would result in transgressing another. wikipedia

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