Of Mice and Men - a few questions.Watch
1) What is the significance of the scene near the end where Lennie returns to the original place that the novel starts in? I thought it was something to do with irony, because that was the place that George told him to go to in the event of something bad happening, and in the end he did manage to return to that place despite his learning difficulties which shows how much he cared about George and listened to what he had to say.
2) What is the significance of the title to the events and themes in the novel? I was thinking something along the lines of how ranch workers in that period of time were treated as animals, as small and insignificant as mice and a huge contrast to the rich men that were in control of the ranches and hired the workers.
I'm not too sure about these, so English heads feel free to call me out on anything if you think it's wrong. Thanks for helping!
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As for the title, your guess is as good as mine..! There were a lot of references to mice throughout the book, so perhaps like the foreshadowing at the pool, this could be showing the link between the men and that dead mouse, showing the fragility of life, and how easy it can be discarded.