Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck does not tell the reader that Lennie is different. Rather, he shows how Lennie is different. How does Steinbeck show Lennie is different?

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Steinbeck uses animal imagery with Lennie that has to do with large animals that are powerful but perceived to lack intelligence.

Walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, way a bear drags his paws. His arms did not swing at his sides, but hung loosely.