Of Mice and Men: Movie Vs. Book The movie 1992 movie version of Of Mice and Men shows differences along with similarities to the book written by John Steinbeck. Differences were common mainly within the plot of the story. The first notable variation was in the beginning. The book started off with George and Lennie walking on a dirt road near a swamp while the movie started off with George on a train with a flashback. This shows how the movie differs by starting off in a different time frame than the book. Another case in point of a small but noticeable plot change was when Lennie kills the puppy. The book states that Lennie is sitting on the ground of the barn crying with the puppy lying in front of him. On the contrary, the movie shows Lennie standing up with the puppy in his hands pacing back and forth while worried yet not crying. Hence, the movie provides a different picture for the viewer than Steinbeck gives for the reader. In the last instance, which possibly shows the greatest contradiction between the two, is the ending. The novel illustrates the ranch workers coming and finding that George had just
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