Of Mice And Men Foreshadowing Essay

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“If you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush.” This quote is an example of foreshadowing in the book titled “Of Mice and Men,” a book that uses foreshadowing in many ways. This book is about two men, George and Lennie, who are complete opposites physically and mentally. George is a small man with defined feature and very intelligent, and Lennie is a gigantic man who is very troubled mentally. This story is about them going to a farm where they try to make enough money to buy themselves some land that they will be able to live off of. The problem with this is that Lennie is always getting in trouble because he loves petting soft things, but he would always end up hurting what he was petting or possible killing it. Lennie ends up killing a puppy that one of the ranch workers was going to let him have and he is scared George will be mad at him, when Curley’s wife, who is the wife of the ranch owner’s son, tries to comfort …show more content…

One such quote, “Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as a mice.” When Lennie says this it means that he’s starting to kill bigger animals even though he doesn’t mean to and he likes the animals. When Curley’s wife walks in after this and Lennie doesn’t want to talk to her because she’s trouble, it’s evident that something bad is going to happen to her. “Jus’ wanted to feel that girl’s dress-jus’ wanted to pet it like it was a mouse-Well, how the hell did she know you jus’ wanted to feel her dress? She jerks back and you hold on like it was a mouse.” When George makes this statement it implies that he likes touching girl’s clothing or hair because it’s soft, the only other girl in the story also happens to be Curley’s wife. Lennie also gets invited to pet her hair, which resulted in Lennie grabbing on to her hair and grabbing on just like he did with the other girl’s

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