Of Mice and Men

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Common Elements in Chapter One


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

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


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


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


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


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