Title Relevance To 'Of Mice And Men'

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Question: How is the title relevant in Steinbeck’s novel?
The title from John Steinbeck’s novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ relates to a poem written by Robert Burns entitled ‘To a Mouse’. ‘The best-laid schemes o’ mice an men/Gang aft agly’, meaning no matter how hard or well we plan for something, our plans can often fail to become reality… or worse, they can end up going terribly wrong.
Sometimes the best laid plans can be lost or broken. Failure to complete what we desire leaves us in pain and grief at the present time, the outcome of the situation will bring us joy in the end. Not because we always like the outcome but because it was the right thing to do, this connects with George’s situation in the book. He and Lennie discuss big plans that he never believed would come true, George even admits it when he talks to Candy after they discover the corpse of Curley’s wife.
George suspects already that he may have to kill Lennie, and he knows with all the men out to punish Lennie, his death is inevitable, following Candy’s statement that he had wished he had killed his own dog. Even though it hurts George, he realizes it is the best thing to do. He does it for the “promised joy” and also to give Lennie peace. When Lennie says “Let’s go there now, George” on page 105, George believes he is sending Lennie there, to Lennie’s heaven with rabbits and their own place to live off fatta’ the land. I believe George thinks that he will meet Lennie again one day. A ‘best laid scheme’ (getting the house) ‘often goes awry’ (Lennie killing Curley’s wife) ‘and leaves is nothing but grief and pain’ (George knowing that he has to kill him) ‘for promised joy’ (George promising to get the house with the rabbits right before he kills Lennie).
In conclusion, the title in John Steinbeck’s book ‘Of Mice and Men’ is relevant to the poem written by Robert Burns entitled ‘To a Mouse’. ‘The
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