Steinbeck's Use Of Foreshadowing In 'Of Mice And Men'

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In the story “Of Mice and Men” the author John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing.Foreshadowing is when the author gives hints and clues what will happen later in the story.John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to give the reader clues about the ending of the book Of Mice and Men.Four examples of Steinbeck’s use of foreshadowing is the first clue is the title, the second clue is lennie petting soft things and not knowing his own strength, the third clue is characters dreams aren’t going to come true, and the last clue is when candy’s dog get’s shot in back of the head and says he should’ve shot his dog himself. The first example of foreshadowing in “Of Mice and Men” is the title.In the poem that inspired the title,…show more content…
I didn’t bounce you hard”(Doc B).This is another example of foreshadowing, because first he killed a mouse then a puppie, whatever he touches next he gonna kill it. The third example of foreshadowing is that characters in the book believe that dreams aren’t going to come true.In chapter 1 from “Of Mice and Men”, Crook says, “They come, an’ they quit an’ go on; an’ every damn one of ’em’s got a little piece of land in his head. An’ never a God damn one of ’em ever gets it”, George says “I ain’t got time for no more” (Doc C).This is another example of foreshadowing, because george already knew that their dream wasn’t going to come true, so he didn’t want to talk about it anymore, And george told lennie that is was enough already. The last example of foreshadowing is when candy’s dog is shot in the back of the head painlessly.In chapter 3 from “Of Mice and Men”, candy’s dog got shot in back of the head and later he regrets that he shouldn’t have let a stranger shoot his dog and that he should have shot it himself, “I oughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog” (Doc D).This is the last example of foreshadowing because candy’s dog got shot in back of his head and the candy had his dog since he was a pup and later instead of someone shooting lennie, george shoots lennie in back of the head and george and lennie were together since
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