Of Mice and Men

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Foreshadowing in Chapter 4


Which of the following events foreshadow events later in the story?

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"Well, what do you want?"
"The pup," Lennie repeated. "I come to see my pup."
"Well, go see your pup, then. Don't come in a place where you're not wanted."
Lennie lost his smile. He advanced a step into the room, then remembered and backed to the door again. "I looked at 'em a little. Slim says I ain't to pet 'em very much."
Crooks said, "Well, you been takin' 'em out of the nest all the time."


"All the boys gone into town, huh?"
"All but old Candy. He just sets in the bunkhouse sharpening his pencil and sharpening and figuring."
Crooks adjusted his glasses. "Figuring? What's Candy figuring about?"
Lennie almost shouted, "'Bout the rabbits."


"George can tell you screwy things, and it don't matter. It's just the talking. It's just bein' with another guy. That's all." He paused. His voice grew soft and persuasive. "S'pose George don't come back no more. S'pose he took a powder and just ain't coming back. What'll you do then?"
Lennie's attention came gradually to what had been said. "What?" he demanded.
"I said s'pose George went into town tonight and you never heard of him no more." Crooks pressed forward some kind of private victory. "Just s'pose that," he repeated.


Crooks interrupted brutally. "You guys is just kiddin' yourself. You'll talk about it a hell of a lot, but you won't get no land. You'll be a swamper here till they take you out in a box. Hell, I seen too many guys. Lennie here'll quit an' be on the road in two, three weeks. Seems like ever' guy got land in his head."


"He got his han' caught in a machine," he said.
Curley's wife laughed. "O.K., Machine. I'll talk to you later. I like machines."
Candy broke in. "You let this guy alone. Don't you do no messing aroun' with him. I'm gonna tell George what you says. George won't have you messin' with Lennie."
"Who's George?" she asked. "The little guy you come with?"
Lennie smiled happily. "That's him," he said. "That's the guy, an' he's gonna let me tend the rabbits."
"Well, if that's all you want, I might get a couple rabbits myself."