What are some examples of foreshadowing in "Of mice and Men"? And quotes that support them?

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Apr 20, 2017


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The novel Of Mice and Men includes many cases of foreshadowing that further enrich the plot. Some examples include the following. If you have not finished the book, I warn you, because there may be some spoilers.

  • "You gonna have trouble with that Curley guy. I seen that kind before. He was kinda feelin' you out. He figures he's got you scared and he's gonna take a sock at you the first chance he gets" (29).

  • "Lennie ain't handy, but this Curley punk is gonna get hurt if he
    messes around with Lennie" (36).

These quotes right here foreshadow that Curley will come into a conflict with Lennie, and eventually get hurt by him, which ends up happening. This is just one instance where foreshadowing takes place with multiple quotes.

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