Exhibit B: Katy Perry's "Pearl"
I think that you could probably catch the references to Steinbeck's work. If you can relate this to another character that we just read about, it will help set up "Of Mice and Men" and what these characters are like. Steinbeck might go for this, except for the optimistic ending. (In entertainment news, was this song written before or after the divorce between Katy and Russell?) Special thanks goes out to Lip Gloss, who suggested this to me for homework.