Of Mice and Men

Titles Of Mice And Men

In my english class,we're working on a project,for the novel that we'll soon be reading"Of Mice and Men"By John Stienbeck.My group is in charge of finding information on the title of the novel.Such as why the author chose the title "Of Mice and Men",what is the title talking about,where did Stienbeck get the title from.Also were there any title that Stienbeck,was thinking of using.We've answers all the questions,except for the last one.I was wondering if anyone knew if he had any other titles and what were they.

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The first title of "Of Mice and Men" was "Something That Happened", but, he came up with title after reading Robert Burns's poem, "To a Mouse".

Most of the characters in Of Mice and Men admit, at one point or another, to dreaming of a different life. Before her death, Curley's wife confesses her desire to be a movie star. Crooks, bitter as he is, allows himself the pleasant fantasy of hoeing a patch of garden on Lennie's farm one day, and Candy latches on desperately to George's vision of owning a couple of acres. Before the action of the novel begins, circumstances have robbed most of the characters of these wishes.. This also goes with the title.