Both Uses of
Of Mice and Men
- But Lennie made an elaborate pantomime of innocence.
p. 8..8elaborate = exaggerated (or with lots of detail)
- He took on the elaborate manner of little girls when they are mimicking one another. "Jus' wanted to feel that girl's dress- jus' wanted to pet it like it was a mouse-- Well, how the hell did she know you jus' wanted to feel her dress? She jerks back and you hold on like it was a mouse."
p. 11..6 *elaborate = exaggerated
(elaborate as in: an elaborate wink) to exaggerate an actioneditor's notes: At times, this sense of elaborate can further imply that an action was exaggerated by prolonging it (performing it more slowly than normal).