Just think how a story would be without foreshadowing in it. Two men George and Lennie are two guys who go to a little farm to find work, so they can have the American dream. Lennie though keeps getting in trouble and ends up doing more (kills Curley 's wife) which is a character in the novel. So, he heads to the place George told him to go if he even got into trouble. George met him there that night after he killed Curley 's wife and he took
Lennie had accidentally killed one of the farm workers wife. The workers banded together to track him down and kill him. When George learned of this, he stole Carlson’s gun and set out with the workers to find Lennie. When George found Lennie, he realized that the workers would not let him go to jail. They would either shoot him on the spot or catch him and string him up on a tree.
We learn in chapter 4 that Lennie accidentally kills one of Slim’s puppies. Lennie is heartbroken, but Curley’s wife comes to soothe him by allowing Lennie pet her hair. Later, Lennie begins to unexpectedly pull on her scalp as she screams in pain. He then proceeds to try and make her stop yelling but shakes her too hard and breaks her neck. When news began to spread about Curley’s wife death, George already knew it was Lennie.
“If you just happen to get in trouble like you always done before hide here in the brush.” Because he has gotten in trouble before he wants him to hide, and they repeat it multiple times throughout the story. Also, Lennie kills his puppy. Lennie says,”Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice.” He kills something bigger and right after, curley’s wife comes into the barn hinting that something bad will happen. These show how Steinbeck uses foreshadowing in the story.
In the book everything he touches he kills with his strength like a women, a puppy, and a mouse. Which foreshadows his death because his strength kills everything and he does understand his own strength which forces the others to kill him. The third example of Steinback’s use of foreshadowing in “Of Mice and Men” is his Idea of the American Dream. In the third document George and Lennie talk about buying a little piece of land and them getting the money to purchase the land. The use of the ranch in the book ties into the American Dream in the story.
Candy had realized it was his responsibility to have shot his dog. He owed it to him to do it himself. At the end of the book when George shoots Lennie, it is in comparison to Candy's dog. Candy hadn’t taken it upon himself to kill his dog. George felt like Lennie was his responsibility, so instead of allowing another man to kill Lennie, he shot him himself.
When he does not let go when she asks, she begins to yell for help. At the possibility of not being able to tend the rabbits, Lennie becomes upset. Steinbeck writes “He shook her then, and he was angry with her.” (91). This detail is important because that same anger is present that he showed to his puppy for dying. In both cases instead of feeling sorry for scaring or killing them, he is angry at them because of it.
He was then tricked by ivy when she “proceeding” to fall into the hole but she quickly moved out of the way for him to fall instead and died. The third and last reason why Noah had played such a role that had madness is when he had skinned the animals. The animal should be killed by one of the elders but he would skinned them for fun and leaves them out on the in obvious places such as outside the school and on corn field. He had also killed and skinned the pig and hung them on the porches of the villagers when the wedding of ivy’s big sister kitty was interrupted by a couple of boys who were scared. The boys had seen the creature hanging the pigs on the
When George tells Lennie to meet him in the bushes if anything bad happens this is foreshadowing to the ending of the book when Lennie has to meet him there. Also, Candy telling George that he regretted not killing his dog himself leads to the end where George kills Lennie because he didn't want to live with the same regret as Candy. Lastly, all of the times that Lennie kills animals by petting them foreshadows to when Lennie kills Curley’s wife. The ending of John Steinbeck’s book would not make sense without him putting examples of foreshadowing in the
The story reaches a climax when Lennie unintentionally kills Curley’s wife and runs back to the Salinas River just as George instructed. Knowing that Lennie has killed Curley’s wife and will be shot by Curley, George rushes to the river to get to Lennie first. The two men talk for a short while, then George silently brings the gun to Lennie’s head and shoots him. Steinbeck’s use of foreshadowing effective in this novel. Steinbeck