Of Mice And Men Movie And Book Comparison

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The book Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck and directed by Gary Sinise, has a parallel theme to the movie remake. In both versions, the main theme is the main characters trying to reach the American Dream, but failing due to the harsh reality that dreams are only dreams. George and Lennie are trying to reach this "dream" by working on a ranch to save up money, and ultimately buy a plot of land of their own. George describes to Lennie “O.K. Someday—we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and-... An' have rabbits!" This dream is never reached, and the message of a harsh reality comes up when Lennie accidentally kills someone, and George, who is faced with an internal conflict, chooses to kill Lennie. George and Lennie never end up reaching their dream of owning a farmstead together, and "living off the fatta' the land". Due to this, both the book and movie have a very …show more content…

The movie is dramatized slightly because simply, it is a movie. The producer accomplishes by bringing out the motions in the audience. The movie begins with a scene of Lennie and George running away from weed, whereas the book starts after the chase and only mentions that the chase happened, rather then describing it. This is added in the movie to set give a background of George and Lennie's previous mishaps. Another scene is added for drama is at the very end of the movie after George killed Lennie. In the book, George kills Lennie and the says that he needs a drink. In the movie, however, George kills Lennie and there is an immediate flashback to George and Lennie happily together. This helps emphasize Georges sadness and show how close his relationship to Lennie was. Although the plot and theme in both the movie and book are very similar, some portrayals of the characters from the book do not align exactly with the

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