Of Mice and Men

Which theme in Of Mice and Men is best embodied by the allusion to Robert Burns poem "to a Mouse":The best laid plans of mice and men do often go awry.

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Are you giving me a choice of themes to choose from?

@Aslan no just any theme

John Steinbeck takes the title of his little novel or novella from the poem "To a Mouse (on turning her up in her nest with the plough)." It was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1785. The idea of the poem ( and the book) is that despite all our crazy plans, men and all animals (yes mice included) are subject to the harsh realities of life, including death. Although we make plans, the universe is chaotic and things go awry.