The author describes Lennie as if he is a bear, “a huge man shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes with wide ,sloping shoulders and he walked heavily dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws ‘ Steinbeck uses a simile to show lennie’s power as a bear, Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans all they do to survive is to eat, they are mindless animals, Steinbeck says that ‘he walked heavily dragging his feet’ this also shows that Lennie is a child mentally.
Lennie is referred as a child throughout the book, “drank with long gulps, snorting into the water like a horse” this shows that Lennie is not really intelligent, “the small man stepped nervously beside him, Lennie for god sakes don’t drink so much “ this shows that the relationship Lennie has to George is like son to father Lennie carries on to drink “Lennie continued to snort into the pool” this give us more proof that Lennie is a child mentally, because you have to repeat to children more than once if you want something done. A simile is used here which leads him to be compared to a horse. Horses are strong, sturdy animals and dangerous when provoked; Lennie is strong and sturdy physically but is weak mentally. Just like a horse, Lennie has to be fed and