Of mice and men review

The screenplay brings to life the tragic yet uplifting story of loyalty and the kind of bond that can grow between men that we are often reluctant to acknowledge, much less show. Aside from the story, the cast is what really makes this film. I have always held a soft spot for Gary Sinise after his role in Forrest Gump, wherein his character portrayed another facet of the bonding between men made brothers by cruel circumstance, yet can grow and flourish as the years and other circumstances come to pass. Here, as Lenny's friend and protector against a world that baffles and confuses him, he shows the kind of rough-edged tenderness and affection that both endears us to his plight, and fills us with the dread of what we know must come between the men.

Of mice and men review

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.

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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?

Of mice and men review

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.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.

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A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression They are an unlikely pair: George is small and quick and dark of face ; Lennie.

John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men' is, along with his fellow masterpiece 'The Grapes of Wrath,' a classic of twentieth century literature. Brilliantly evoking time and place, Steinbeck masterfully recounted the tragic tale of George and Lennie, two friends who travel together and look out for each other during the Great Depression.

Of mice and men review

”Of Mice and Men is a thriller, a gripping tale running to novelette length that you will not set down until it is finished.

It is more than that; but it is that. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck 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/5.

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