I found Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, a difficult book to read. The language was very detailed and the speech was lazy as they left out letters, "You can't keep a job and you lose me ever' job I get. Jus' keep me shovin' all over the country all the time. An' that ain't the worst. However, by the end of the book I understood the language used and I actually read the book again and picked up a lot of things I first missed.
I was curious about the origins of the title and discovered it was from a line in a Scottish poem-
"The best laid schemes o' mice an ˜men
I think this means that no matter how well we plan something, sometimes those plans will be just dreams and never become reality, or worse, they could go terribly wrong. I think this is used in the story referring to George and Lennie's dream of owning a farm.
This dream made George and Lennie's friendship stronger but I think deep down George knew it was only a dream that would never eventuate. "-I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we'... Continue Reading