Thesis Goes Here In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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As any child growing up, we wanted to be princesses or astronauts when we were older, but now that we have a better understanding of our lives, we recognize that our aspirations as a child are unrealistic and are now only broken dreams. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, characters express their desires for their futures, but as said in Robert Burns's poem To A Mouse, “The best laid schemes of mice and men go aft astray,” not all goals succeed. When we take time and effort to plan something important, but then goes all wrong and ends poorly is exactly what Burns’s quote means. Steinbeck named his book ‘Of Mice and Men’ from Burns’s Poem because of Curley’s wife’s failed hopes, Candy’s remote treatment on the ranch, and George’s solitude without Lennie.
To begin, Steinbeck took the title of his book from Burns’s poem because of Curley’s wife and her unfulfilled dreams which leads her to wanting attention and feeling isolated. Curley’s wife always tries to seek attention from the other workers on the ranch because her husband “ain’t a nice fella” and does not pay attention to her (89). Curley is only focused on himself and being better than the rest of the guys on the ranch. She needs the attention from others because she wants to feel important. Her desire to “be in the movies, an’ have nice clothes” was all broken dreams when she married Curley (89). She only married Curley because she wanted to get away from her home because her

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