How does Robert Burns poem “To a Mouse on Turning her up in Her Nest w.the Plough” relate with Of Mice & Men?

The poem’s line : “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain” was the famous line from which John Steinbeck got the inspiration to title his book “Of Mice And Men”.

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  1. Have you read Of Mice and Men?

    The best-laid plans of mice and men often go wrong…

    “Burns’s poem tells of the regret the narrator feels for having destroyed the home of a mouse while plowing his field; it suggests that no plan is fool-proof and no one can be completely prepared for the future.”

    If you’ve read the book, this makes complete sense. If you haven’t, click on the link; Wikipedia makes it simple.

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