Trivia answer for Of Mice And Men

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Just some light trivia for a Friday night.

Yes it's about the Bugs Bunny cartoon....

I remember the book and the movie Of Mice and Men...I had to suffer through it like all American high schoolers.:biggrin:

I got in a tiff with my wife about in the cartoon where the snow man says "I'm gonna hug him and squeeze him and call him George..."

I know that is attributed to the book Of Mice and Men, but I don't remember reading it. I think that it was a interpretation of Lennie, not an actual quote.

My wife (and daughter) seem to think that it is a quote.

Is there anyone out there that can help settle it. I can't find an answer either way on line.

Thanks
 
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Sounds like it could be a quote from when Lennie had the mouse or puppy... Been a few years since i've read it though, so I can't be sure.
 
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"Of all the words
Of mice and men
The saddest are these:
'It Might Have Been'."

Kurt Vonnegut Jr, in a variation of Whittier

Thanks for the help!

The Wife
 
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Extra points for anyone who can tell me where the title "Of Mice and Men" comes from. :)

Ronnie
Steinbeck originally titled it Something That Happened, however he changed the title after reading Robert Burns' poem, To a Mouse. That poem tells of the regret the narrator feels for having destroyed the home of a mouse while plowing his field. In essence, it suggests that no plan is fool-proof and no one can be completely prepared for the future.
The line from the poem: "To a Mouse" is often translated into English as: "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry (or astray)." However, the original Burns Scottish is: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley."


found here:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_did_Steinbeck_choose_the_title_'Of_Mice_and_Men'
 
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Steinbeck originally titled it Something That Happened, however he changed the title after reading Robert Burns' poem, To a Mouse. That poem tells of the regret the narrator feels for having destroyed the home of a mouse while plowing his field. In essence, it suggests that no plan is fool-proof and no one can be completely prepared for the future.
The line from the poem: "To a Mouse" is often translated into English as: "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry (or astray)." However, the original Burns Scottish is: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley."


found here:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_did_Steinbeck_choose_the_title_'Of_Mice_and_Men'
Spot on ! :)

Ronnie
 
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