Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Best Laid Schemes

"The best laid schemes of mice and men/ Go often awry" - This quotation from Robert Burn's poem 'To a Mouse' gave John Steinbeck inspiration for the title of his book, Of Mice and Men.
Of Mice and Men is a heartrending story of George Milton and Lennie Small, penned by John Steinbeck. While it's very short, only around a hundred pages, it is a book that will stay on your mind for a while. The two are a pair of migrant workers trying to keep a job and save up their money. Lennie is mentally disabled, but, whatever his reasons may be, George sticks with him and always tries to fix Lennie's mistakes. The two men constantly remind themselves of their goal - land that would be their own, where they could work for themselves. When their schemes go dreadfully awry, everything must draw to an end. 
Of Mice and Men is definitely a classic worth reading.

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