Of Mice and Men Essay | Foreshadowing in of Mice and Men

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Foreshadowing in of Mice and Men

Summary: Several examples of foreshadowing are found in John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice And Men. For instance, we see hints beforehand that Lennie will kill the puppy, that he will kill Curley's wife, and that something will inevitably happen to Lennie as a consequence.
In the book Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, there are several examples of foreshadowing. The main examples give hints that Lennie is going to kill the puppy, and from there he is going to kill Curley's wife.

The first example of foreshadowing is when George relates the incident in Weed to how Lennie wants to the puppy. "He jus' wanted to touch that red dress, like he wants to pet them pups all the time (p.42)." the way Lennie wouldn't let go of that woman's dress, and the way he held on tight enough to rip it, foreshadows that probably the same thing is going to happen with the puppy, killing the puppy because he was holding on too hard. Another way Lennie is foreshadowed of killing something even bigger than mice is when George says to Lennie, "the problem with mice...

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