Reasoning or guessing ahead is a literary device by which an author explains certain plot developments that may come later in the story. [l] It is used to arouse and mentally prepare the reader or listener for how the story will proceed and A hint that is designed to mislead the audience is referred to as a red herring. A similar device is the flashcards (also known as prolepsis). However, foreshadowing only hints at a possible outcome within the confinement of a narrative.
A flashcards is a scene that takes the narrative forward in time from the current point of the story in literature, film, elevation, and other Examples An example of foreshadowing from the novel and its screen adaptation The Lord of the Rings:CO] -?Fro: What a pity that Bilbo did not stab that vile creature [Googol], when he had a chance! -?Gangland: Pity? It was pity that stayed his hand. [ … L Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life.
Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that he has some part to play yet, for good or ill, before the end; and when hat comes, the pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many – yours not least. This conversation foreshadows the fact that later in the story Fro himself pities Googol and is unable to kill him. He has a last-minute change of heart against doing so.
Googol then inadvertently makes it possible to destroy the Ring which is the whole point of Frond’s and the rest of the central characters quest. “Keep him! ” she gasped. “He came naked, by night, alone and very hungry; yet he was not afraid! Look, he has pushed one of my babes to one side already. And that lame butcher would have killed him and would have UN off to the Wangling while the villagers here hunted through all our lairs in revenge! Keep him? Assuredly will keep him. Lie still, little frog.
O thou Mowing -?for Mowing the Frog I will call thee-?the time will come when thou wilt hunt Sheer Khan as he has hunted thee. ” -?The Jungle Book Foreshadowing is used in much of the works of John Steinbeck. In Of Mice and Men, Leonie accidentally kills a mouse, a puppy dog and finally Curler’s Wife. This foreshadows his own death. When Carlson kills Candy’s Dog, Candy told George, “l ought to of shot that dog myself” making George later chose to ill Leonie himself to save him from dying by the hands of a stranger.