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Common Elements in Chapter One

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What do the following elements from Chapter 1 have in common?

  • The dead mouse in Lennie's pocket
  • The trouble the men got into in Weed
  • The clearing where the rabbits and the heron retreat at the sound of footsteps
  • The fact that George tells Lennie to come back to the clearing if they get into any trouble
A

Everything in this list foreshadows the fact that the men are likely doomed somehow.

B

Everything in this list is connected to nature and, therefore, serves to enhance the setting.

C

Everything in this list helps to develop Lennie's character.

D

Everything on the list serves to develop the theme of brotherhood between friends.

E

The things on the list don't have anything specifically in common.