- Taken from poem by Robert burns called 'To a mouse upturning her nest with the plough'- Farmer has ploughed through the nest of the mouse.
- Quote from the poem 'best lasid schemes O' mice an' 'men' means plans often go wrong.
- John stienbesk orginally names it 'something unexpected'.
- Dont make plans becuase when they wrong it makes us feel worse.The novel emphases a fatalistic view that life is harsh and that dreams are fragile.
- Episodic not called chapters, there are six and are clear and simple.
- Written in 3rd person and not just one perspective theres a variety of naritive perspectives
- The novella starts and ends in the same place (the brush) where Lennie and George are running away…