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Of Mice and Men - Comparison The name of this bookmovie is Of Mice and Men The book was written by John Steinbeck and the movie was directed by Gary Sinise also stars as George I will be comparing the movie and book to see the differences and how effective they are George and Lennie are men who travel around working at ranches George is the small quick-witted one and Lennie is the big slow dumb and extremely strong one They have a dream to have a little place all to themselves without anyone bothering them Their dreams are shattered though when Lennie who doesnt know his own strength gets in trouble The book starts with Lennie and George travelling towards the ranch after the incident with Lennie and the girl in the red dress in Weed has already happened but the movie starts with Lennie and George running away from other guys in Weed who were chasing them because Lennie has scared the girl in the red dress I think that the reason they changed the starting is because it doesnt catch the audience at the start of the movie without some action and it would be a pretty boring start to a movie just having George and Lennie talking about what had happened When Curley finds George in the barn with his wife and when hes complaining that he cant keep up with Lennie it adds tension between the characters because it gives Curley a very good reason to dislike them and the tension grows throughout the movie until theres the climax and release point where Curley attacks Lennie and Lennie crushes his hand When Lennie kills Curleys wife a bird is shown escaping the barn I think this is symbolic of the need to escape which Lennie does I dont really think it adds a lot of effect to the movie and I dont think many people would
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