Foreshadowing In Of Mice And Men, By John Steinbeck

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Dreaming is something everyone does and that we hope will come true, everything that people dreamed about would come true and everything will be perfect but that doesn’t always happen. In the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck is a fiction story about two men having a dream of getting some acres and not have anyone boss them around but problems happen and they weren’t able to have that dream come true. Steinbeck wants us to understand that dreaming is something that everyone does but it doesn’t always come true for us. John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing throughout the book to show us that having a huge dream that we hope to come true won’t always come true even if we try or work our hardest to make it come true. Steinbeck uses foreshadowing …show more content…

In the novel Steinbeck has symbols for something that was important in the book. The whole reason why Lennie and George got the job was so they could make enough money to save up, get a house, and have a couple of acres. This is symbolic because the whole novel is about these two people having a dream, that they hope will come true and that this job will help with that dream coming true. This helps with the theme because it shows how important this dream is for them and that they are working their hardest for the dream to come true. In the novel it states “O.K. Someday-we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and-” (Steinbeck, page 14). This quote from the novel proves that this dream means everything to them, Lennie and George having the job will help out with that. Lennie and George making $100 a month helps with them having their dream come true and living on their own, this job means a lot in the novel because the whole reason why they got this job was so they could get some acres, live on their own and not have anyone boss them

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