Of Mice and Men Theme, Title, and Point of View Analysis

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Theme:When an individual in our society is confronted with seclusion and desolation, the individual expresses actions of desperation and distress, only desiring a sense of companionship.

Point of View:The point of view in Of Mice and Men is Third Person Omniscient. Throughout the whole story Steinbeck limited himself to only revealing what one would see in a play, the actions and dialogue of the characters, with chapter six as an exception. Chapter six is an exception because of Lennie's hallucinations of the rabbit and Aunt Clara, which were put there to create a sense of pity for the audience, even after Lennie had killed Curley's wife. The other chapters were limited to actions and dialogue because if all information, thoughts, and ideas were to be given to the audience then there wouldn't be much of a story. Everyone sees or thinks differently and Steinbeck created space for that to happen allowing the audience to make their own connections to the story.

Prediction: After Lennie's death, George would have stayed at the farm in Soledad meaning loneliness in Spanish. That's just how he would continued to live, and without Lennie there to mess things up and make him lose his job, he would stay. Candy was still willing to go on with the dream even though Lennie died so he and George tried to pursue their dream after several more months of work. It seemed as though they reached their dream but George feeling lonely and miserable started drinking and spent all he made on poker games and a "cat house". He ends up dying alone and with nothing.

Title:The best laid schemes of mice and menGo often askewJohn Steinbeck's title came from this line in Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse" Just this line reflects a great deal about the book. George and Lennie had planned their future, hoping to have a home, but because of unfortunate events (Lennie commits murder) their dream was ruined, just as the mouse's home was by the farmer's plough. Within the piece you could make

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