Slim

Kayleigh Jones
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Possible question: How is the character of Slim important to the context in Of mice and men?

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Slim
1 'PRINCE OF THE RANCH'
1.1 Doesn't need the' high heeled boots' to have authority, as the boss and Curley do.
1.2 Is respected by the other workers
2 SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
2.1 Steinbeck introduces Slim, mentioning how good he is at his job, which is what is considered the most important thing in America 1930's
3 LONELINESS
3.1 Could be considered lonely, as he is the only one who is considered perfect, in a world where everyone is flawed.
3.2 Seeks to befriend George, and offers him hope at the end.
4 AS A COMPARISON
4.1 Steinbeck uses him to convey what people considered to be the ideal.
4.2 Highlights other people's flaws.
5 AMERICAN DREAM
5.1 Slim has consoled in where he is and doesn't look for more.
6 LINKS TO CANDY
6.1 Both have/had a dog.
6.2 Foreshadows that soon Slim will be old and helpless, just as Candy is. Cycle of life stops for no one.
6.3 Steinbeck conveys how no one can avoid ageing , and that one day 'Prince' Slim will be deemed useless.
7 CONTRAST TO CURLEY
7.1 Curley is jealous of Slim,as he has the authority that should belong to Curley.
7.2 Steinbeck conveys how being good at a job or having power isn't everything; the men like Slim due his kindness.
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