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…