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Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Study Help Essay Questions

1. Steinbeck was going to name his story "Something That Happened." Instead, he named if Of Mice and Men. Which title do you think is more appropriate to the novel as a whole? Explain your answer.

2. In tragedies, the central character comes to a realization about his life or an understanding of life in general as a result of his suffering. Is this true of Of Mice and Men? Explain.

3. Explain Steinbeck's use of foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men.

4. Choose a ">symbol used by Steinbeck and explain its significance in the novel.