Forshadowing In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“Of Mice and Men” is a very well thought out book, with accurate information based on the topic of the story. The book also has many themes and techniques which is one reason people still consider it a literary classic. One of these themes is foreshadowing, the actions or dialogues of characters that predict something happening in the future. This book has many instances of foreshadowing, which lead up to the conclusion of the story. I’ll be separating foreshadowing into three parts, one discussing how different events predicted the ending, another one discussing how Lennie fit into the story, and the other is how foreshadowing plays a huge role in the story.
Even in the first chapter, there are subtle hints that when read again, make sense. When reading the book for the first time, I knew that Lennie’s obliviousness and strength would play a part in the story. To explain further, why would the author put such a personality type in the story if there was nothing major to do with it? Lennie’s personality type is one that is usually put on a character for some kind of purpose. Someone that is oblivious and
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As a reader, occasionally you never really pay attention to those details that do move the plot along. Subconsciously, it’s a different reason. When you read, you process many words, which your mind try to make sense. This could happen my trying to predict an outcome, or create a possible theory. This book works with this concept, or atleast parts of it frequently. Reading the first time, the reader would make no sense of those subtle secrets hidden in the pages. This is excellent writing, as it shows you put much more effort into your book. To add, without any foreshadowing, this book would more plain. There has to be something that a person can predict, no matter if it was wrong or right. Foreshadowing, is a major part of the book that readers, like me, can unequivocally

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