The Role Of Foreshadowing In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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First, the dream of living on the fat of the land is dead. George said that he thought they were never going to do it. George said, ”I think I knowed we’d never do her.” This states that they wouldn’t ever get the land, and that George had known all along. Crooks also, says that they won’t and that he has seen people with that dream before. He says, “You talk about it a hell of a lot, but you won’t get no land.” Crooks has seen many people with that dream that never did it, and he didn’t get to see someone get the land they wanted anyway. These events lead to and foreshadow the farm dream being dead. The second event that Steinbeck uses foreshadowing is, curley’s wife being killed. George tells lennie to hide in the brush if he gets in trouble. “If you just happen to get in trouble like you always done before hide here in the brush.” Because he has gotten in trouble before he wants him to hide, and they repeat it multiple times throughout the story. Also, Lennie kills his puppy. Lennie says,”Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice.” He kills something bigger and right after, curley’s wife comes into the barn hinting that something bad will happen. These show how Steinbeck uses foreshadowing in the story.…show more content…
When Carlson kills Candy’s dog is a reason.”Right in the back of the head. He wouldn’t even quiver.” He tells George where to shoot something and make it painless. Next, Candy says he should’ve shot his dog.”I shouldn’t oughtta let no stranger shoot my dog.” It was Candy’s dog like lennie is george's friend. These events show how Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to the event of Lennie’s death in the book Of Mice And
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