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Foreshadowing: Chapter 2

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Future events in Of Mice and Men are foreshadowed throughout the novella. Which of the following excerpts from Chapter 2 is an example of foreshadowing and what is foreshadowed?

Select ALL that apply.

A

"But don't you try to put nothing over, Milton. I got my eye on you. Why'd you quit in Weed?" (the boss). This suggests that whatever happened in Weed (Lennie getting in trouble for scaring a woman) could happen again at the ranch.

B

"Ain't many guys travel around together.... I don't know why. Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other," (Slim). This suggests that George and Lennie won't likely be traveling together for much longer.

C

"Now he's got his eye on us. Now we got to be careful and not make no slips," (George). This suggests that they will, in fact, "make a slip" and it can be assumed, based on their history, that it will be Lennie's doing.

D

"But this Curley better not make no mistakes about Lennie. Lennie ain't handy, but this Curley punk is gonna get hurt if he messes around with Lennie," (George). This suggests that Curley will mess with Lennie and he will get hurt in the process.

E

"Well, he better watch out for Lennie. Lennie ain't no fighter, but Lennie's strong and quick and Lennie don't know no rules," (George). This suggests that Lennie will unwittingly hurt someone because of the combination of his strength and the fact that he does not understand the consequences of his actions.