Of Mice and Men

how does steinbeck convey lennie's animal-like qualities?

(look at his descriptions.)

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He compares Lennie to a bear by referring to his big paws.

He describes Lennie drinking from the river like a horse.

When Lennie kills the puppy, he circles nervously like a terrier.



Steinback compares Lennie to a bear saying by saying "he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws." The way Lennie snorts into the water while drinking is compared to a horse and when Lennie finds another mouse and George demands he give it back, Steinback writes that "Slowly, like a terrier who doesn't want to bring a ball to his master, Lennie approached".


I was checking my answer and I realized the one above is not entirely correct.