In The Yearling, how is Fodder-Wing different from the rest of the Forresters?

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The Forrester boys are not all alike, but they are typically very strong and healthy. They love to hunt and have an incredible capacity for work. Fodder-Wing is different partly because he has always been sickly. He is not able to participate in the rough-and-tumble ways of the rest of...

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The Forrester boys are not all alike, but they are typically very strong and healthy. They love to hunt and have an incredible capacity for work. Fodder-Wing is different partly because he has always been sickly. He is not able to participate in the rough-and-tumble ways of the rest of the Forresters and ends up playing on his own, particularly with his many pet animals. 

Fodder-Wing is also considered mentally disabled and is described by the other Forresters as "witless." But Jody feels a special kinship with him because he thinks that sometimes his crazy ideas have a hint of truth and possibility to them.

The rest of the Forresters dote on him because they know he struggles with things they don't have to deal with. They are willing to trap animals for him and make sure he always has enough food for them, and they are heartbroken when he dies.

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