Two different men from two different times on opposite sides of the world coming to the same conclusions about people reiterates that perhaps the themes behind the works are, in fact, deeply inherent in humans throughout time. A daimen icker in a thrave 'S a sma' request; I'll get a blessin wi' the lave, An' never miss't! Oh, By the Way Still feeling embarrassed, Theodoric tries to make an excuse for being unclothed. This is definitely a theme in Of Mice and Men. The woman accused Lennie of attempting to rape her and George and Lennie had to run for their lives out of town. One of the solutions for this problem would have been for Theodoric to be completely upfront about his situation and ask the woman to look away for a moment.
Again the pause after the first four lines and the strong close of the stanza. George and Lennie's whole life consisted of finding farm work throughout California. A daimen icker in a thrave 'S a sma' request; I'll get a blessin wi' the lave, An' never miss't! To a Louse Summary by Robert Burns Stanza 1: In this stanza, the poet speaks directly to the louse and asks it sternly where it is going. It's silly wa's the win's are strewin! Follow the lesson all the way through, and you will even find a lesson about being too worried about what others think. He apologizes to the mouse about how it has been treated by people. You might be interested to take a look at the complete. He has even written in standard English.
I understood it more when I found the translated version. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. Of Mice and Men's imagery is first used to create the opposite, a feeling of hope. I hear that Burn's brother claimed Burns wrote this poem while in the field, holding the plow, just after the plow destroyed the mouse nest. I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle! The story ends with Theodoric feeling mortified, as the woman asks him to help her find a porter since ''being blind makes one so helpless at a railway station.
Thy wee-bit housie, too, in ruin! Burns' gives a picture of a barren field, plucked of all its plant-life, brisk and blustery, nearing the winter season: Thou saw the fields laid bare an' waste, An' weary winter comin fast, An' cozie here, beneath the blast, Thou thought to dwell - Till crash! The mouse was in its' winter nest in the speaker's field that he was plowing. The mouse is free from these troubles. Thou saw the fields laid bare an' wast, An' weary Winter comin fast, An' cozie here, beneath the blast, Thou thought to dwell, Till crash! Burns wants to try to change this. It is also of interest that George and Lennie were also working with grain - loading barley onto the wagons. The poet contemplates the pain of destroying the mouse nest--the mouse's pain of losing its home before the December winds and the pain of knowing he caused it. Now thou's turn'd out, for a' thy trouble, But house or hald, To thole the winter's sleety dribble, An' cranreuch cauld! Prattle is a tool not unlike a small spade but with a long handle.
The imagery used in this poem creates a mental image of a dirty louse is crawling around on someone in church. Thy wee-bit housie, too, in ruin! You can also see the louse crawling around. Sleekit in this instance does not mean sly or cunning but sleek coated as in shiny fur. I almost read the poem in a squeaking, mouse-ish voice because that's what the words seemed to encourage. But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain; The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy! I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union, And justifies that ill opinion Which makes you startle At me, your poor, earth-born companion And fellow mortal! You should really remove the audio.
He then speaks of how the mouse thought to ride out the winter in comfort but then he came along and destroyed the house. You saw the fields laid bare and empty, And weary winter coming fast, And cozy here, beneath the blast, You thought to dwell, Till crash! He realizes that the only way banish the mouse from his clothing is to take them off. These griefs and fears are common to all men and women at all periods of human history. The poet paints the images of the sculpture in the middle of the desert so that the reader can visualize the scene. For example, wi is spelled out as N A, instead of pronounced wi as in with. Farmers know these realities--as relevant to the environment--better than most. I backward cast my e'e, On prospects drear! Now thou's turn'd out, for a' thy trouble but house or hald - Not for the first time had George and Lennie been turned out for the trouble Lennie had caused.
This shattered dream is the same as the turning up of the mouse's nest. This poem is another illustration of Robert Burn's tolerance to all creatures and his innate humanity. An' forward, tho' I canna see, I guess an' fear!. The mouse lives only in the present. To a Mouse - A Poem by Robert Burns Written by Burns after he had turned over the nest of a tiny field mouse with his plough. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. Theodoric grabs the curtain and attempts to hide his nudity as much as he can.
They complement each other, complete each other. But the speaker can go backward into the past and think about his dreary prospects. However, at least the mouse knows only the present instead of dealing with the loaded thoughts of reflecting on the past and not knowing the future. These human feelings he has under this pressure makes him give up on the dream and give up on Lennie. It then turns a bit melancholic and depressing when he says of how the best laid plans can go awry and nothing is set in stone. I doubt na, whiles, but thou may thieve; What then? Summary and Lennie, two migrant workers during the Great Depression, walk along a trail on the Salinas River just south of Soledad, California. He would even have expected to see it on the undershirt of a ragged boy.