In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck that the one woman in the narrative is going to be trouble is clearly suggested in Chapter 2. Here are some examples of foreshadowing:
1. One day as the men glance up, they see a girl standing in the doorway. Her posture indicates that she is flirtatious, and her manner suggests that she is looking for more than Curley when she repeatedly comes around.
She put her hands behind her back and leaned against the door frame so that her body was thrown forward. "You're the new fellas that just come, ain't ya?"...
She smiled archly and twitched her body. "Nobody can't blame a person for lookin'," she said.
2. In Chapter 2 after Candy has told George and Lennie about the pugnacious Curley, George "pretended a lack of interest. 'Looks like we was gonna have fun.' Then Lennie mournfully says, "I don't want no trouble...I never done nothing to him."
Of course, the reader senses that there will be a confrontation between Curley and probably Lennie.
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