During the fight, Lennie ends up breaking Curley’s hand by simply squeezing it. Slim’s comment also foreshadows Lennie accidentally murdering Curley’s wife. Lennie “damn near killed his partner” while working and accidentally breaks Curley’s wife’s neck while petting her hair.
Curley’s wife is compared to the mouse in the beginning of the story: Lennie’s actions causing death were not intentional. Ironically Lennie’s kindness and compassion towards the animals only causes death. The final example of foreshadowing in Of Mice in Men, is when Candy’s dog is shot by Carlson.
Secondly, how is Lennie’s trouble foreshadowed in the novel? One example of foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men is when George told Lennie where to meet him. Steinbeck is telling us that Lennie is going to get in trouble again at some point. When Lennie does get himself into trouble he goes to the brush to hide, and George meets him there.
Besides, why is foreshadowing used in Of Mice and Men?
Writers use foreshadowing to create suspense. Hinting at and warning readers about what might happen later in the story builds tension and anticipation. Foreshadowing is used in Of Mice and Men for these same reasons: to create suspense and build tension and anticipation.
What incidents earlier in the play foreshadowed the killing?
What events from earlier in the novel have foreshadowed the killing of Curley’s wife? Events that have foreshadow the killing of Curley’s wife is when Lennie killed the mice, when Lennie broke Curley’s hand, and when Curley’s wife was making trouble for Lennie.
What foreshadowed Curley’s wife’s death?
The death of Curley’s wife From the beginning of the novella, Steinbeck foreshadows that Lennie will accidentally kill Curley’s wife while trying to stroke her hair. In the first section, George scolds Lennie for petting mice until they die.
Why did Lennie kill Curley’s wife?
He has accidentally killed the dog through stroking it too hard and is worried that George will find out and stop him from looking after the rabbits when they get their farm, so he tries to hide it under some straw. Curley’s wife enters and tries to talk to Lennie.
How many chapters are in Of Mice and Men?
Of Mice and Men was Steinbeck’s first attempt at writing in the form of novel-play termed a “play-novelette” by one critic. Structured in three acts of two chapters each, it is intended to be both a novella and a script for a play. It is only 30,000 words in length.