Who Moved My Cheese Book Report

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The book “Who Moved My Cheese?” is a simple story about mice and “little people” that helps readers handle and deal with changes in their lives. The story is about two mice and two human-like individuals named “little people” (who are the size of the mice). The two mice’s names are Scurry and Sniff. The two little people’s names are Hem and Haw. The story takes place in a “maze” and the characters look for “cheese” to nourish them in the maze. When the characters find cheese, only to have it disappear, they experience change. The different characters show different ways of responding to this change and teach lessons that can be applied to our daily lives.

Before I get to the main story line, let me explain the symbolism behind the cheese and the maze. The “cheese” is a symbol for what you want to have in life (ex. doing well in school, making a team, getting a job, finding love, etc.). And the “maze” is where you look for what you want (school, work, community, etc.). Now, this is where the mice and little people come in. They spend their time running around this maze looking for cheese. All four of the characters (Scurry, Sniff, Hem, and Haw) all find cheese at Station C. When suddenly the cheese is all gone one day, Scurry and Sniff leave in search of new cheese. When the situation changed and the cheese had been moved, they changed themselves and moved with the cheese. However, Hem and Haw had a different approach. They ranted and raved at the injustice of it all. They couldn’t believe that the cheese was actually gone! They thought it “wasn't fair” that the cheese was suddenly gone. The little people were growing weak from the lack of cheese because they stayed at Station C hoping the cheese would re-appear. Haw eventually realized that he needed to laugh at himself and move on. Hem however remained reluctant and unwilling the change. So, Haw left Station C in search for more cheese.

On his journey through the maze, Haw learned...
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