Foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men: Examples & Quotes


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What is foreshadowing?

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1. What is the purpose of foreshadowing as a literary device?

2. In Of Mice and Men, what does this quote foreshadow: 'I want you to stay with me, Lennie. Jesus Christ, somebody'd shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For this quiz and worksheet combination, you will be looking at the use of foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men. The questions ask about the purpose of foreshadowing in literature, and how foreshadowing is used in certain lines of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following topics on this quiz and worksheet:

  • A definition of foreshadowing
  • The use of foreshadowing as a literary device
  • The poem that acts as the basis for the book's title
  • Examples of foreshadowing in the story

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can provide a proper definition for foreshadowing
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the poem that is the basis for the title Of Mice and Men
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about foreshadowing in literature

Additional Learning

To discover more, click on the lesson titled Foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men: Examples & Quotes. There, you can read about the following extra topics:

  • The author's name
  • Plans going bad
  • The significance of the quote 'That mouse ain't fresh...'