Foreshadowing Used In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. They ain’t no good. They don’t have no fun. After a long time they get mean. They get wantin’ to fight all the time.” In the novella “Of Mice And Men,” by John Steinbeck is about George and Lennie who travel to a farm to work because Lennie got the, kicked out of weed. Steinbeck wants us to understand loneliness is dangerous. Steinbeck uses foreshadowing and symbolism to express the theme by creating suspense and emotional connections to the characters and their dreams. Many people on the ranch are lonely and angry because they don’t have anyone.
Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to create suspense by foreshadowing everyone on the ranch will become unsafe and lonely. Foreshadowing is used throughout the novella to show being lonely is very dangerous. One example of this is when George plays solitaire. In the text it states, “ Almost automatically George shuffled the cards and laid out
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This can be seen when times on the ranch are rough and when everyone expresses their thought or feelings. In the text it states, “ A guy needs somebody-to be near him. He whined, a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, long he’s with you. I tell ya, he cried, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick,” (Of Mice And Men page 72-73). Symbolism is used to show how loneliness is very dangerous because everyone is lonely and a guy goes nuts because he has nobody to express his feeling and thoughts too. When a person is lonely they get unsafe so easily that they want to fight someone because they are so lonely, that they just lash out on everyone so they can get a little attention. Everyone on the ranch was separated from each other because they were all lonely ranch hands that had nobody by there side except the work they had to do