How Does Steinbeck Use Of Foreshadowing In Of Mice And Men

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Title Of Mice and Men is set in California during the Great Depression. The Depression was a hard time in history for many Americans due to the lack of money, lack of work, and often lack of family. Many men had to search for jobs all alone. Americans felt depressed and hopeless during the Depression because they say no hope or good in the future. Steinbeck establishes a desperate mood and makes the reader prepare for tragedy by using words with negative connotations and by foreshadowing. In Of Mice and Men nearly every scene serves as foreshadowing for the inevitable tragic ending. George constantly prepares for bad in the future, letting the reader know to expect bad things to come. Lennie’s fixation with soft things suggests that he will
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