Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men

Since this is our last class until next Tuesday, we read quite a bit of our book in class today.

In chapter five, we have another instance of foreshadowing. Authors use foreshadowing to help the reader anticipate future events in a book or story. The example from this chapter is the death of Lennie's pup. This ties into our discussion of symbolism in chapter three. There we discussed the link between Candy and his old dog and Lennie and his young pup.

Now that Lennie's young pup is dead, we know that something bad might happen to Lennie.

Next class, we'll have to see if our predictions for Lennie come true.

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