To a Mouse
To a Mouse Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Man and the Natural World
"To a Mouse" takes place in a farmer's field, and it takes the form of an address from the farmer to a mouse that he's just turned out of its nest. Sure, it was an accident, but our farmer-speaker...
Society and Class
This theme might seem out of place in "To a Mouse"—after all, there's only one human character, and he's talking to a mouse. Where's the society? Why are we talking about class? Wasn't this just...
Dreams, Hopes, Plans
This is a biggie, Shmoopers. Sure, "To a Mouse" starts out as a description of a mouse's nest getting torn up by a plough, but by the end, the speaker assures us that it's about something Much Bigg...
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