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What is an example of a flashback in the story Of Mice and Men?
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An example of a flashback is when Lennie remembers his aunt after killing the puppy.
A flashback is a memory or an event from the past.
When Lennie is playing with the puppy and accidentally breaks its neck, he remembers how his Aunt Clara used to react when he killed something. It is as if she is there. She is described as coming “from out of Lennie's head.”
She wore thick bull's-eye glasses and she wore a huge gingham apron with pockets, and she was starched and clean. She stood in front of Lennie and put her hands on her hips, and she frowned disapprovingly at him. (Ch. 6)
Lennie is so caught up in the flashback that he talks to her as if she is there. Killing the puppy reminds him of his childhood, and George complained when he killed the mouse and told him his Aunt would not approve. Lennie feels sorry for what he did, because he just wants to pet soft things and does not realize his own strength. Unfortunately, petting soft things causes nothing but tragedy.
Posted by litteacher8 on October 1, 2013 at 2:44 AM (Answer #1)
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