Of Mice And Men Foreshadowing Analysis

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In the novel “Of Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck, two migrant workers named George and Lennie embark on a journey to work from ranch to ranch and save enough money to buy their own farm. Their plan takes a crucial turn in which they didn’t look forward to. Throughout the novel foreshadowing plays an important part in the readers’ point of view throughout the novel. Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to indicate clues of what is to come in the future. There are four examples where foreshadowing is used in Of Mice and Men, “plans go askew”, death of Curley’s wife, loss of farm dream, and death of Lennie. How did Steinbeck use foreshadowing to give clues leading to the four important points? The first example of foreshadowing occurs in …show more content…

This incident takes a wild turn when Curley’s wife asks Lennie to stop, but he doesn’t stop resulting in the wife screaming and begging stop. Lennie decides that he’s had enough of her screaming that he covers her mouth and starts to violently shake her. The author uses foreshadowing here by signifying Lennie has killed Curley’s wife, “He shook her; and her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck” (DOC B. Fist case of foreshadowing used to suggest that George and Lennie won’t achieve their dream of owning their own farm begins with both men sleeping beside the water before going to their first job. George goes on to tell Lennie a what he hopes for when they are able to purchase their own farm. George shows he is unconcerned, and careless when it comes to working in during the winter time. “and when it rains in the winter. We’ll just say the hell with goin’ to work” this may point out for the dream of buying a farm may never come into existence. The second lesson of foreshadowing is when George and Lennie are talking to Candy about their idea of acquiring their own farm. Candy then proceeds to tell them “I’ve seen hundreds of men come by on the road an’ on the ranches, with bundles on their back an’ that same damn thing in their heads. Hundreds of them. They come, an’ they quit

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