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Lennie and George are run out of Weed after Lennie grabs a girl's dress.


brent m #194473
Aug 09, 2011 11:51 AM

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Lennie and George are run out of Weed after Lennie grabs a girl's dress.


Write what later event it foreshadows.

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Aug 09, 2011 12:09 PM

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This foreshadows the ending of the book when the mob of ranchmen are chasing Lennie down. Lenny had basically done a similar thing as he did in Weed. Lennie got to petting Curly's wife and inadvertently killed her when she struggled. Lennie didn't kill the girl in Weed but the circumstances were both similar.

tracey l #96417
Sep 10, 2011 8:23 PM

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There are two events foreshadowed by the events in Weed.

Firstly, Lennie's attraction to touching soft things like the girl's dress is replayed in the barn as he touches Curley's wife's hair and loses control.

Secondly, the men being chased out of Weed and hiding from the lunch mob is what happens at theend of the novel when Curley and his posse seek to hunt down Lennie. Again, George guides and rescues them both from a terrible end, although it is really the end for Lennie as he dies at the scene.

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