Of Mice and Men

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  • Created by: Daphne
  • Created on: 07-06-11 16:59

Of Mice and Men notes themes and title:

  • The title "Of Mice and Men" was taken from a Robby Burns poem from the 18th century.
      • Its about a mouse that builds a nest in a wheat field only to be destroyed by a ploughman.
  • There is a parallel with George and Lennies dream to own a farm, a dream that is destroyed at the end of the novel 
  • The poem is written in a Scottish dialect:

​The best laid scheme of mice and men,

​Often go wrong 

​And leave us nothing but grief and pain 

​Instead of promised joy 

  • Throughout the book Lennie and George are like Batman and Robyn, partners in crime  and friends together.
  • They are close friends who trust each other and share a dream of having a farm


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