Of Mice And Men Foreshadowing

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“A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, long’s he’s with you. I tell ya.”(Steinbeck, page 73). In the novel “Of Mice and Men”, we learned what loneliness is and how people in the 1930’s struggled with while being lonely. A major theme in the novel discusses the idea that people shouldn’t leave someone one out because being lonely can change their personality and their personal emotions. Steinbeck uses foreshadowing and symbolism to effectively express the theme by creating suspenses and an emotional connection to the characters and their dreams. Foreshadowing is used throughout the novel to show that something major is going to happen to someone or something. For example when Candy’s dog got shot by Carlson, that meant that sooner or later Lennie was gonna die. He writes, “A shot sounded in the distance. The men looked quickly at the old man. Every head turned towards him. For a moment he continued to stare at the ceiling. Then he rolled slowly over and faced the wall and lay silent.” (Steinbeck, page 49). Carlson didn’t want that dog in the bunkhouse anymore because the dog was really sick. The dog could barely eat, he stank, he had arthritis, the dog could barely move. He wasn't useful anymore. But at the end, Candy …show more content…

For example the rabbits. Lennie and George always wanted to own a ranch with rabbits and live on the fatta of the land so they wouldn’t have to be told what to do. Lennie once told George, “George, how long’s it gonna be till we get that little place an’ live on the fatta the lan’- an’ rabbits?”(Steinbeck, page 56). This states symbolism because this land and these rabbits mean a lot to George and Lennie. This shows how these two men were always together and always had this one dream of being free and actually being able to own something that they will be able to call their

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