Compare the Robert Burns poem “To a Mouse” and John Steinbeck’s novella “Of Mice and Men.”
This poem is about a mouse who builds his home in a wheat field, only to have it destroyed by a ploughman. The home the mouse had dreamed of living in for the winter is now gone, forcing the mouse to face the cold, harsh, winter homeless.This title is appropriate for the story because the dreams that Lennie and George had were similar to those of the mouse. They were planning on living in a home of their own in order to be free of societies wrath. But like the poems states, sometimes even the best plans go wrong
Name a theme in both pieces of literature?
“Survival of the Fittest”- As the mouse cannot build a new home in time for winter, George and Candy cannot live their dream without Lennie.