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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\nOf Mice and Men can be interpreted in any ways. The title comes from Robert Burns's poem, "To a Mouse," in the line, "The best laid plans of mice and men often fo awry." The most common interpretation I've heard is that mice refers to weak people, such as Lennie, Crooks, and Candy, and men refer…s to strong people, like George and Slim. In all essence, the book is a story of weak and strong people, and follows the quote from the poem exactly. ( Full Answer )
In British secondary schools it is actually one of the novels that we study for our GCSE exam.
She's a "tart". Goes in just to leer at the men, and show herself off to the men. She just says she's looking for Curley.
Robert Burns . Here's a link:. http://www.electricscotland.com/burns/mouse.html. The lines you quoted are the translation of Scottish vernacular/celtic.
the last scentence is leaft to curly and carlson thay say"Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?" this is because curly and Carlson do not understand what it is like to lose a freand because back then it was every man for himself . curly and carlson just happy that Lennie is ded thay …don't even think about George. ( Full Answer )
it was originally going to be called "Something That Happened" until Steinbeck read the poem "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns which has the same theme about dreams as the novel itself.
There are many different hair styles which require different kinds of maintenance. Some men (including myself) never go to a hairdresser [or, as you put it (in French) coiffeur]. And some go every week.
I'm not sure how it's used in the book, but nowadays dialect is a word that means a variation of a language. For example the English we speak here in the U.S. ("Holy Cow!!") and the English spoken in the U.K. ("Bloody 'ell!!") are two different dialects of the same language, English
As far as I know the Steinbeck classic was Never adapted into a Musical context, though maybe some Avant-Garde Opera freak tried it. it is essentially tragedy. one of the two lead characters ( Tell me about the Rabbits, George!) well gets involved in a romantic fling that ends in violence. it is a s…ordid saga and certainly not anything G-rate for a popular - uppity song. ( Full Answer )
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 for 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 i…s 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. ( Full Answer )
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". ( Full Answer )
The words are from "To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough" written by Robert Burns in 1785. The original text is The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, (Scots) "of Mice and Men" is the name of John Steinbeck's novel which comes from this poem.
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 pla…n 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. ( Full Answer )
candy figures out their plans to buy the ranch, because when she was talking to Lennie he got nervous and he started talking about the ranch and how he gets to tend the rabbits
George and Lennie have a dream that someday they'll get enough money to buy a small plot of land to live and farm on. They plan to have rabbits, and to "live offa the fatta the lan'."
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 Steinbeck'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.
If you meant, Why is he mean, then, he isn't. He has a strong relationship-friendship with Lennie, and looks out for him. He's only 'mean' towards him because Lennie's stupidness annoys him. Also, if you're talking about when George killed Lennie, he did it because Curley was going too 'shoot him …in the gut', which would mean that Lennie would survive, and be in horrible pain. George asked Lennie to look out across to the mountains, whilst he explained the Ranch they were previously dreaming of buying. He shot Lennie cleany in the back if the head, letting Lennie die in a peaceful and happy way. He wasn't intently mean. ( Full Answer )
they are going to a ranch where they hope to find jobs where they can work so they can a fford to live their dream.
Lennie wants rabbits because he loves soft things. He is promised in George's plan that he can tend the rabbits on their farm.
The title "Of Mice and Men" is actually a line from the poem, "To a Mouse" written by Robert Burns in 1785. The poem is about how a mouse's den was destroyed, leaving the mouse vulnerable. In the last two stanzas, the poem states that the mouse is not alone in its troubles and that humans go through… the same thing. The theme of the poem is that most things don't go as planned for most people, including Lennie and George. While most people think that the title was chosen because of the symbolism of mice in the book, it was actually chosen because the themes of the poem and Steinbeck's work are relatively the same. So in full, to understand the meaning of the title you have to understand where it came from. look at the stanza in the poem that includes "of mice and men" and you will understand the meaning. ( Full Answer )
The title originates from the poem 'To a Mouse' by Robert Burns. It roughly translates into 'no matter how carefully we plan the future, things often go wrong', and refers to the American Dream, and how the characters in the book are all chasing that dream but none of them get it. Read more: http…://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_the_title_Of_Mice_and_Men_by_John_Steinbeck_mean#ixzz1cMwpNbOR ( Full Answer )
mice and men was written by John Steinbeck. He was strongly influenced by his contemporary, Ernest Hemingway( the author of a poem). This poems message was tied in with darwins theory of survival of the fittest as it later came to be known as. it explained how it also doesnt matter what you think wi…ll happen or what you plan to do, no matter what the species. that was what the author of this poem said to make it clear that we are not all different. ( Full Answer )
The cat house refers to a whore house when the lonely men at the ranch can go spend their $50 for the month.
To 'live off the fatta the land' means to be self sufficient and be able to use the products you produce, there would be no boss to work for and have to answer to.
Steinbeck uses the metaphor 'prince of the ranch' to show how Slim is highly respected by all the ranch workers and is a natural leader. His great skill and depth of perception mean he is revered and emanates depth and understanding. The other characters look up to him as worldly and wise, as shown …later in the passage: 'His authority was so great that his word was taken on any subject, be it politics or love.' Arguments could be settled by Slim, as he is presented as intelligent and influential. The other characters have been stuck on ranches all their lives, but Slim gives the impression he knows a lot more about the world, and the ranch workers see him as a hero to emulate. ( Full Answer )
To own a farm with Lennie that they could call home and have workers of their own.
Some men go three times a day to pray at the Western Wall, some mennever go to the Western Wall. It depends on preference.
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