Of Mice and Men

Chapter 5

1. How does Steinbeck use foreshadowing early in the book to allude to what happens in the barn?

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The fact that they were chased off another ranch because of Lennie's interaction with a woman serves to foreshadow the death of Curley's wife.

Lennie has a mouse in his pocket. He has accidentally killed it also foreshadows the death of Curley's wife.