By: Bruce Weigl Story: About man fighting about putting down his dog or letting live and suffer. Theme: Ties to Georges choice between killing Lennie or being selfish by letting him die to Curley
Praise to Collie- Of Mice and Men
By: Norman MacCaig Story: About the happy times the man had with his dog-- ends with the dog being killed Theme: Ties to the dilemma with Candy and his old dog- getting shot by Carson
At My Brother's Place- Of Mice and Men
By: Michelle Boisseau Story: Her brother is a deadbeat and she tries to help him to no avail. Theme: Ties to how George has to take care of his incapable friend/companion Lennie.
Genesis 1- Of Mice and Men
By: Bible Story: God creating the earth. Theme: This ties to how even though Lennie is different God still created him to be equal among all of us.
Genesis 2- Of Mice and Men
By: Bible Story: Eden, perfect and Adam and Eve. Theme: This ties to how George and Lennie were made for each other.
The Fall- Of Mice and Men
By: Bible Story: The Fall of Adam and Eve, original sin Theme: This ties to how George is like Eve (easily tempted) and Lennie is like Adam (follows Eve every time).
Cain and Abel- Of Mice and Men
By: Bible Story: Cain is jealous of his brother and kills him, God finds out and banishes/punishes him. Theme: This ties to how George will be punished mentally because he killed Lennie.
Arbole, Arbole- Poet X
By: Federico Garcia Lorca Story: A girl who continues picking olives while men try to get her to leave with them Theme: This ties to Xiomara because she is constantly being bothered by boys while she is minding her own business.
Ode to the Apple- Poet X
By: Pablo Neruda Story: Pablo giving his praise to apples Theme: No tie to Poet X
Bilingual/Bilingue- Poet X
By: Rhina Espaillat Story: About a father that wants his daughter to speak both languages but she starts to only speak english. Theme: Ties to how Xiomara is changing against her parents wishes.
Like You- Poet X
By: Roque Dalton Story: A man touts his support for poetry and how it is, according to him, for everyone. Theme: Ties to Xiomara thinking poetry is great and for everyone.
Ode to French Fries- Poet X
By: Pablo Neruda Story: Pablo talks about his love for French Fries. Theme: Does not relate to Poet X.
"Hope" is the thing with feathers- Poet X
By: Emily Dickinson Story: Emily talks about how hope is a important driving force. Theme: Ties to Xiomara undying hope that kept her alive while she fights with her family.