Sinc Foreshadowing In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Once again George and Lennie have found themselves new job at a strange ranch. For a few months Lennie and George manage to keep their jobs, until the inevitable catches up to them. Due to Lennie’s childlike mind, he accidentally kills the boss’ son’s wife. George realizes what a potential threat to society Lennie is, and shoots him in the back of the head. Of Mice and Men is filled with details unleashed through its literary elements, such as setting and climax, not to mention many others. An abandoned pond is where the story first occurs. Later, the setting moves to the ranch Lennie and George work on for much of the novel. At this area, George and Lennie make a hundred dollars a week combined. Which, at a Southern plantation in the middle of the Great Depression is quite a price. During the climax, however, the setting switches back to the little abandoned pond. No matter where George and Lennie are, third-person-point-of view- reigns supreme. Mostly it is written with George in mind, sharing his thoughts only. Occasionally, when George is away, Lennie’s ideas and thoughts of events past is shown. John Steinbach uses the ingenious method of switching back and forth when either George or Lennie is out of the room to share each perspective. That way, the reader can truly understand both George and Lennie.…show more content…
When George and Lennie arrive at the ranch, George emphasizes repeatedly on the brush. Again and again George tells Lennie that if he gets into trouble, to go hide in the brush. Such interest in that particular order, almost guarantees Lennie will be at the brush eventually. Also, Lennie’s proclaimed love of soft things, whether it is puppies or a velvet dress was bound to stir up some trouble. Finally, the detailed account on Candy’s dog’s death foretold a major event. Why would the author mention how painless a shot in the back of the head is, if it is not important later on in the
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