What does the phrasethe best laid plans Of Mice and Men often go awry mean?
It means that no matter how well laid out your plans are, there is always a chance that plan will not go the way you intended.
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awry means that something went bad
In British secondary schools it is actually one of the novels that we study for our GCSE exam.
Robert Burns . Here's a link:. http://www.electricscotland.com/burns/mouse.html. The lines you quoted are the translation of Scottish vernacular/celtic.
This is from "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns.
Even the best plans of mice and men could go wrong very easily!
This means that she is a woman who does not have a good reputation
There is a poem by Scottish Poet, Robert Burns, that goes "The best laid schemes of mice and men Gang aft a' gley (Often go wrong) and leave us nought but grief and pain f…or promised joy." The poem says that the dreams of men are no more secure than those of mice. One of the themes of the book is crushed dreams, such as George and Lennie's dream of a home, of land and rabbits, and Curley's wife's dream of stardom, all of which are ruined.
George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced m igrant ranch workers during the Great Depressio n in California . At the beginning of the book they are going …to a ranch just south of Soledad
At the beginning of the book they are goin to a ranch just south of Soledad to find work They are running away from a town called weed
Of course any phrase, saying or quote is context specific, thus for the sake or argument I will answer as treating the phrase context free (in terms of any authors who used it… or larger phrases that it is pulled from). The earliest known popular use of the phrase came from the poem "To a Mouse" by Robert Burns. In this the phrase is modified as being the "best laid plans of mice and men" which simply refers to how even the best of plans made can be flawed. John Steinbeck also made use of the phrase (likely drawing it from Burn's poem) in his novel "Of Mice and Men". As to what the phrase actually means, I can think of two different albeit very similar interpretations of it. The first is that Mice and Men is referring to all of human kind, collectively denoting some of us as being "mice" (people who are perhaps weaker, cowardly, limited by some nature of their being) and some being "men" (people who are strong, who impact the world, who are brave, who have power). In this way the phrase would simply be referring to all of humanity, no matter how weak (absence of power) or large (presence of power). Whatever is being used as the topic of the phrase is then compared to being owned by all of human-kind. The second way one could look at the phrase is to look at "mice" representing the non-human world and "men" representing the human world. In this sense the phrase takes on a more worldly sense and denotes some sort of association or ownership between some idea external of this specific phrase and the phrase ("of mice and men"). Taken this way the external attribute being associated is compared to being owned by all of the living earth. In both cases, it is simply making a reference to the idea or attribute which falls outside of the phrase (the external modifier) and says that it is held (owned or possessed) by both "mice" and "men".
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Did Ernest Hemingway use the Robert Burns quote the best laid plans 'Of Mice and Men' oft go astray for his book title?
No. Of Mice and Men was written by Steinbeck.
Meaning of ' the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry '. Answer 1: The most carefully prepared plans may go wrong. Everybody makes plans …for the future, but often to those plans do not work out. No matter how carefully a project is planned, even though we plan to the best of our ability, something may still go wrong with it. The saying is adapted from a line in " To a Mouse , " by Robert Burns : " The best laid schemes o' mice an' men/ Gang aft a-gley ." Answer 2: 1) The phrase is adapted from a poem ' To a Mouse' , " by Robert Burns about him running over a mouse home. Burns used this illustration to show that despite the best laid plans by the lady, she could not have forseen the vermin in her wig. It implies that " No matter how well you plan something , "stuff" happens. So relax and get over it, it isn't the end of the world. Answer 3: This phrase is a variant of a line found in a poem by Robert Burns . But it is about his plowing a field and accidentally turning over and ruining the nest of a small field mouse at a time of year when it's impossible for the mouse to rebuild. In the poem Burns tries to reassure the frightened mouse that he meant no harm and likens the plight of the mouse to his own life of struggle. It is a sad but hauntingly beautiful poem. The quote is not quite right. The poem actually says, " The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley .", having been written in Scots rather than English. Answer 4: The phrase means that whether you are a man or a mouse your plans are subject to outside forces and will be subject to change and disruption . When the final stanza is considered, the sentiment expressed is in fact the opposite, thus; Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' me The present only toucheth thee: But, Och! I backward cast my e'e. On prospects drear! An' forward, tho' I canna see, I guess an' fear! Note: Please see related links.
No, he did not. The line comes from the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Shakespeare did use the line 'the moon is down' in Macbeth in Act 2 scene i. This is the title of Steinbec…k's World War 2 propaganda novel.
"Gang aft agley" is Scots dialect for "Often go awry." In modern English, the line is saying that the best laid schemes (plans) of mice and men often go wrong.