Curleys Wife

English homework- essay
How does Steinbeck create tension in the scene leading to the death of Curley’s wife?

In the novel “of mice and men” Steinbeck creates tension when he writes about a clash or an awkward moment. You get this feeling at the pit of your stomach, burning with curiosity and excitement, mixed together. As a writer, Steinbeck creates tension because he can use tension in the form of conflict or a disagreement, and to make his story as interesting and engaging as possible. When you meet tension in a book, it makes your heart beat faster. But you ignore your heartbeat and all you want to do is read on, just to see what happens next. Tension can take on many forms and does a lot to the readers of the books. Tension can nudge the reader into anger or frustration. It can make a reader yell at the characters in your story. Most importantly, it will make them want to read on with the characters until the conflict is resolved.
Foreshadowing is used a great deal throughout the whole story. From the beginning to the end, it appears everywhere hinting on what will happen in order to make the book more enjoyable. It was used to show that Lennie will be getting into trouble with Curley's wife, the death of Lennie, and exactly how he dies. The moment that Curley's wife was introduced; an ill feeling overcomes the atmosphere indicating that Lennie will be getting into a mess with her. George states in the very beginning that he is always getting into mishaps, "You do bad things and I got to get you out," this suggests to us that, Lennie is not aware of the amount of trouble he can get himself into by doing things   unintentionally.
In chapter one, we see Lennie enjoys stroking mice and other soft creatures but unknowingly kills them. This foreshadows the death of the puppy, the mice leading to the biggest and worst death which was Curley’s wife’s. ’  
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