Of Mice and Men

of Mice and Men

Discuss the following literary terms as they relate to the John Steinbeck novel Of Mice and Men : Foreshadowing:


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Although Lennie killed the mouse, he never meant to harm it. Lennie likes soft things but does not know his own strength. He ends up crushing it. This foreshadows both the killing of the puppy, and the killing of Curley's wife. In each case, he is attracted to softness, but inadvertently kills what he is petting.

A complete and detailed list of the novel's themes can be linked directly below;