During the great depression getting a job was hard, but not if you had work cards which guaranteed a job on a ranch. In the novel Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck, The story takes place on a ranch in soledad where two gentlemen, George who is the leader and Lennie who has a mind like a child. A major theme in the novel is loneliness because of its effect on the characters. Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to develop the theme by creating suspense and emotional connection to the characters and their dreams.
Throughout the novel foreshadowing is used to show how the characters are lonely. In the novel Candy and George become lonely after they lose someone that was close to them by the same gun. In the novel it says “I oughta of shot my dog myself, George. I shouldn't oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog” (Steinbeck p.g. 61).
This example of foreshadowing demonstrates the them of being lonely by showing how they become lonely. When Candy’s dog died from Carlson’s Luger it hinted at the fact that someone else would die from the gun. Which in …show more content…
One example of this is the way Crooks(stable buck) was treated because of his skin color. In the novel it says “Well you keep your place then,n*****. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny” (Steinbeck p.g. 81). Steinbeck uses symbolism to show how cruel loneliness could be because curley’s wife tells crooks to stay in his own area. Crooks demonstrates what loneliness has done to him because it causes him to not have friends and not to be treated right all because of his skin color. In the story crooks lives in the barn away from where the ranch hands live. Crooks and Curley’s wife are supposed to be alone because of how society works. In the society they lived in Girls were supposed to stay home, Black people were seen as hard workers that make little money and are