Of Mice And Men
In the early chapters of the novel Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, there are
many examples of foreshadowing. Upon the ending of the book, the examples of
foreshadowing show why the ?American Dream? was not fulfilled by the main characters
Lennie and George.
In the first chapter, Lennie and George are traveling from the weed to the ranch in
which they will be working. An example of foreshadowing starts out from why they were
leaving the weed. Lennie, a man of great strength, is quite slow and is unaware of what he
is doing. George later explains ?Well, he seen this girl in a red dress. Dumb bastard like
he is, he wants to touch ever?thing he likes. Just wants to feel it. So he reaches out to feel
this red dress an? the girls lets out a squawk, and that gets Lennie all mixed up, and he
hold on ?cause that?s the only thing he can think to do…so I comes running, an? by that
time Lennie?s so scared all he can think to do is jus? hold on…He was so scairt he couldn?t
let go of that dress. And he?s so God damn strong, you know? (pg. 41).
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