Uses Of Foreshadowing In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Steinbeck's Uses of Foreshadowing
Upon first picking up the book Of Mice and Men it doesn’t seem like a literary classic, but after finishing the book Steinbeck’s use of foreshadowing makes the book much more complex than it seems. The book has four main examples of foreshadowing: The title or even the whole book, The death of Curley’s wife, the loss of the farm dream, and Lennie's death. The title and the book is foreshadowing of the poem “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns. This poem’s use foreshadowing is that mice and men can share the same struggles. The death of Curley’s wife is foreshadowed by Lennie's roughness, what happened in weed and that he killed both his puppy and Curley’s wife the same way. Another example is the loss of their dream
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Those times foreshadowed towards the death of Curley's wife. One of the examples is what he did in Weed (…Document B…) Jus’ wanted to feel that girls dress. Jus’ wanted to pet it like it was a mouse. Lennie’s roughness is what often got him in trouble such as when he pet the girls dress held on. This scared the girl and Lennie and George had no choice but to leave. This when George says to Lennie (...Doc B…) 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 foreshadows that Lennie will get in trouble and have to come here. Another clue to Curley’s wife’s death is the puppy he owned died due to it being fragile and Lennie is too rough. He bounced it up and down and it’s neck snapped. This foreshadowed because Curley’s wife had died the same way the puppy did. Lennie wanted to touch her hair but she freaked out and Lennie snapped her neck by accident. She and the puppy both died in the same spot as well and laid close to each…show more content…
four main ones to be precise. The death of Curley’s wife, the loss of the farm dream, and Lennie's death. The whole book could also be based off of one poem. Curley’s wife’s death was based off of Lennie's dead puppy. Lennie's death was based off the death Candy’s dog's death. The crushed farm dream was based off one of the first things george said in the book. A good author will use literary elements. Steinbeck useused foreshadowing subtly yet powerfully. This foreshadowing gave the book new depth and meaning. His use of foreshadowing affected the book start to
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