Of Mice and Men Foreshadowing

Of Mice and Men Foreshadowing

Chris O’Donnell Ms. Springer English 9 3/16/ 12 foreshadowing in Of Mice And Men Of Mice and Guy is a Novella written By: John Steinbeck. This book has to do with two pals who face the obstacles of mankind and the world around them. In the novella of Of Mice and Male, John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to give the reader hints or ideas about other events in the story. John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing with the occasion of the Killing of Candy’s dog, Curley’s wife is a “rat trap”, and Curley bothering Lennie throughout the novella.

One example of foreshadowing is when Carlson eliminates Sweet’s dog. And this foreshadows that George will eliminate Lennie, due to the fact that they were both put out of their misery, which when Candy said “I ought of shot that pet dog myself” (61 ). And when George kills Lennie at the end of the book they both wished to kill them by their selves despite the fact that George did do it himself. If George didn’t eliminate Lennie himself he would hav ended up getting tortured and eliminated by another person he just felt much better if he had did it himself

Another example of how John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing is when they state that Curley’s better half is a “rat trap” that fore shadows that Lennie will talk with her and may go farther and wind up touching her more roughly because he likes soft things and does not like to let go like he did in WEED and wound up getting ran out of WEED. So when Curley’s wife lets Lennie touch her soft hair that was a bad decision on her part due to the fact that he kept getting rougher and when she attempts to say stop and disappear Lennie will not let go.

So Curley’s wife screams and Lennie gets terrified and then grabs her and tells her to stop but in the process he snaps her neck since he does not know his own strength he can’t manage it. Lastly, foreshadowing can be seen when Curley harasses Lennie for not talking and since he is larger than him. That foreshadows that they may get into a dispute or an argument potentially a fight. So when George was talking for Lennie, Curley stated “let the big guy talk “.

But previously that day George informed Sweet,”well he much better keep an eye out for Lennie, he aint no fighter but he is strong as a bull” (27 ). Due to the fact that Lennie is extremely strong. Curley does not like bigger men which Lennie is. So I drew a conclusion that they will more than likely fight which they do and Curley was beating Lennie up until George told Lennie “GET HIM!” Lennie crushed his hand since of his uncontrollable strength he has.

John Steinbeck utilizes many examples of Foreshadowing in Of Mice And Men. Foreshadowing offers the readers hints or ideas throughout the story. John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing primarily with George and Lennie. All these examples of foreshadowing result in the death of Lennie and the failure of a dream. John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing with the event of the Killing of Candy’s pet, Curley’s better half is a “rat trap”, and Curley pestering Lennie throughout the novella.

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