Of Mice And Men Foreshadowing Analysis

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How John Steinbeck uses Foreshadowing During the Great Depression many people were searching for ways to get out of their current situation. George and Lennie, the two main characters in Of Mice and Men were two migrant workers who were trying to get their own farm and house. But, as the poem To a Mouse by Robert Burns states “the best laid schemes of mice and men, go often askew” meaning even the best plans often are foiled. John Steinbeck, the author of Of Mice and Men, uses foreshadowing to show George and Lennie’s plans going askew. He uses foreshadowing through alluding the poem “To a Mouse”. Lennie’s impulsivity and stupidity. Candy’s dog being shot. Finally, Crooks’ speech about him seeing hundreds of guys’ plans not turning out. Foreshadowing is giving hints on what will happen at the end of the task. The theme of this book is that anyone’s plans can go wrong. The poem “To a Mouse” is a poem written by Robert Burns. It talks about a mouse who’s house is ruined by a farmer who was plowing the field. Steinbeck uses allusion, which is an indirect reference, throughout the text. He alludes a line from the poem “ The best laid …show more content…
Candy had an old, beat up dog that he owned since it was a pup. “He ain’t no good to you, Candy. An’ he ain’t no good to himself. Why’n’t you shoot him Candy?” Carlson said this while he was trying to convince Candy to kill the dog. Carlson didn’t like the dog because it was no good to anyone. It also states in the text, “George… reached into his side pocket and brought out Carlson’s Luger… He looked at the back of Lennie’s head, at the place where the spine and skull were joined…” George found Lennie in the brush where they slept the night before they went to the ranch. Lennie had just killed Curley’s wife and people were coming to punish him. George knew that Lennie was no good for anyone. Just like how Carlson shot Candy’s dog, George shot and killed