Foreshadowing In Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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For a considerable amount of time, Lennie appeared as an innocent child at heart, despite his threatening size. Because of his benignity, all of Lennie’s previous misdeeds were represented by Steinbeck as accidental. However, when Crooks confronted him on George’s ideals and morals, Lennie began to change; “Suddenly Lennie 's eyes centered and grew quiet, and mad. He stood up and walked dangerously toward Crooks. "Who hurt George?" he demanded. Crooks saw the danger as it approached him. He edged back on his bunk to get out of the way”(72). Lennie felt threatened by the idea that George might abandon him, and near grew to a rage. With this, a previously unknown side of Lennie is revealed - one that poses far greater peril to those around …show more content…
Due to foreshadowing the death of Curly’s wife by the hands of Lennie, this quote is, with very little doubt, the most important example of foreshadowing in the chapter. The theme of this novella is that almost all the characters seem to have some sense of need for companionship. Everyone left Lennie alone, and he was trying to find someone to talk to, as conveyed by the quote “Lennie smiled helplessly in an attempt to make friends” (68). Typically a white man isn’t supposed to go into a black man’s room, but Lennie couldn’t help it: “Crooks scowled, but Lennie 's disarming smile defeated him. "Come on in and set a …show more content…
This poem speaks strongly about how mice’s homes are washed away by mankind. How we plow them over. But it also says how the mice never give up. They lick their wounds and rebuild their lives. This quote shows how he was really talking about how this happens to men. How some uncontrollable force washes your home, plans, or life away. This force may be a natural disaster, like the Dust Bowl, or it could be an economic depression forcing you to work the land. But if you are like Crooks, It’s

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