Mice and Men

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1. Away From the Sun: “I’m over this I’m tired of living in the dark, can anyone see me down here”

In “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, we can relate this quote from the song Away From the Sun by 3 Doors Down relates to Piggy. Piggy is one of the two characters who stay civilized even though everyone else starts to turn to their natural savage state. “I’m over this/ I’m tired of living in the dark/ can anyone see me down here” (”Away from the Sun”). Piggy comes to the realization that most people have turned into their natural savage state. He feels no one acknowledges his ideas or opinion. In this song they talk about how they overcome the state of loneliness; loneliness being the monster.

2. What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller, doesn’t mean you’re lonely when you’re alone.”

In “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, George has to kill his best friend, Lennie. He feels he has betrayed their bond as best friends. In the song What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger by Kelly Clarkson, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger/ Stand a little taller/ doesn’t mean you’re lonely when you’re alone.”(“What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger”). He overcomes this by accepting the fact he did this for his own good. Lennie constantly put George in an awkward situation by not knowing the morals for life, for example when Lennie saw a little girl wearing a red dress, he wanted to feel how soft it was. Lennie thought I was okay to grab the little girl and feel her dress. The girl screeched in horror, scaring Lennie. Lennies’ first instinct was to grab on tighter which caused the town concern toward him thinking he was a pedophile.

3. Rise above This: “I’ve fallen down, but ill rise above this.”

“I’ve fallen down, but ill rise above this.” This quote from “Rise above This” (3 Doors Down), symbolizes how Ralph a leader in Lord of the Flies by William Golding...
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