Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
How it works
The book ,Of Mice and Men by John steinbeck shows many examples of foreshadowing. From deaths in the story to text or something said.How does steinbeck use foreshadowing in the book and how does he hint to future events in the book. From plans going off track, unintentional deaths, failure of dreams, and deaths of loved ones for mercey.
In the book many of the duos plans go askew, or off track from their dreams of their ranch. In the book when Lennie kills Curley’s wife, Georges, Lennies, and Candy’s plan go off track. Because of Lennie, George and Candy can no longer get their ranch, and since Lennie is trapped George must kill him (Doc A). After lennie killed Curley’s wife George knew that his plan would be postponed. So after Lennie’s mistake it affects the groups future plans from ever blossoming, so Lennie was the fault of their plans derailment.
How it works
Throughout the story there are many unintentional deaths from all of Lennie’s pets to Curley’s wife.In the book Lennie always kills the animals given to him (mice,puppies,etc.), but later in the story he kills Curley’s wife (Doc B). He doesn’t know any better but he also has no remorse for killing things. When he killed the pup, Curleys wife, and the mouse he cried because he couldn’t tend the rabbits. Although Lennie is sad he is not sad for the right reasons, he is sad because he cannot tend to the rabbits.
The use of Failed dreams can also show Steinbeck’s use of foreshadowing in the book. When Lennie killed Curley’s wife George knew their dream was done there only dream that could come true (Doc C). When George had to kill Lennie, there was no use for the dream. The dream knd of mostly applied to lennie because of his disability it entertained him. Thus, Lennie’s death sequenced the end of a prosperous dream that could have ended George and Lennie’s migrant working.
Death in ,Of Mice and Men is a pretty serious topic for the use of foreshadowing by John Steinbeck. John uses the deaths of Lennie’s pets to foreshadow the death of Curley’s wife and the end of Lennie’s run. When Lennie kills his final victim it could also symbolize his death in a sense because of how Lennie acted after (Doc C)
In the book ,of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses foreshadowing in many ways. Steinbeck uses death, dreams,unintentional deaths, and even separation in certain plans. Steinbeck certainly used this tool in the book it was everywhere and was very effective.