His voice was growing warmer.
Mice enthusiasts will come away disappointed. This got me thinking about other novel titles. You would have to say that such books as The Slap, The Help, The Great Gatsby, Gangsta Granny, Mrs Dalloway and Hamlet have very good titles because they are all about a slap, some help, a Gatsby who was really great, a no good granny, a woman who was married to a guy called Dalloway and a Hamlet.
I have no problem with those titles. But you may be poring over the pages of To Kill a Mockingbird for a long fruitless evening to find any mockingbirds coming to any harm at all.
Indeed, to coin a phrase, no mockingbirds were harmed during the making of that book. Perhaps he completed the book and left the title to the very last minute and died as he was writing it down.
Same thing with The Crimson Petal and the White. And what about The Dharma Bums? I think a Cigarette or You Out is clearly missing from that title.
Another grossly misleading title is Women in Love. And what about Call it Sleep? Of course, I may have got that wrong. Some other titles I would give low ratings to: It was nothing like that.Which brings me to John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
In the book, two migrant workers, George and Lennie, have come to a ranch near Soledad, California, to find work. They speak of saving their stake so that they can one day buy a little place where they’ll “live off tha fatta the lan’,” as Lennie puts it. Of Mice and Men Essay The story of George and Lennie in the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is a touching, heartfelt tale about two best friends’ hopes, dreams and struggles.
This classical novel was adapted into a MGM film in by director Gary Sinise. Early life. Steinbeck was born on February 27, , in Salinas, California.
He was of German, English, and Irish descent. Johann Adolf Großsteinbeck (–), Steinbeck's paternal grandfather, shortened the family name to Steinbeck when he immigrated to the United States.
Of Mice and Men is a novella written by author John Steinbeck. Published in , it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States.
Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as “a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films.
Of Mice and Men also represents an experiment in form, as Steinbeck described his work, “a kind of playable novel, written in novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films.