The Relationship Between George and Slim

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    • 'George's voice was taking on a tone of confession'
      • Slim inspires confidence, much like a priest, because he is not judgemental
        • George tells Slim about Lennie's troubles in Weed
        • George can sense that Slim is a person of empathy who will not be mean to Lennie
    • It is Slim who suggests to George that he did the right thing by killing Lennie
      • He explains the alternative...
        • 'An' suppose they lock him up and strap him down and put him in a cage. That ain't no goof George'
      • His voice is the voice of rationalism
    • Slim is present at every crucial juncture in the story
      • The death of Candy's dog, smashing of Curley's hand, finding the body of Curley's wife and at the pool after George shoots Lennie
      • Slim helps make the assessment to do what is merciful or right
        • It is Slim who suggests to George that he did the right thing by killing Lennie
          • He explains the alternative...
            • 'An' suppose they lock him up and strap him down and put him in a cage. That ain't no goof George'
          • His voice is the voice of rationalism
    • Slim, like George, is young, hardworking and intelligent.  Although Slim is Crew Chief, they both form a rare friendship.
      • One of the larger themes of Steinbeck’s novella is the isolation and loneliness among these itinerant ranch workers.
        • The Relationship Between Slim and George
          • 'George's voice was taking on a tone of confession'
            • Slim inspires confidence, much like a priest, because he is not judgemental
              • George tells Slim about Lennie's troubles in Weed
              • George can sense that Slim is a person of empathy who will not be mean to Lennie
          • Slim is present at every crucial juncture in the story
            • The death of Candy's dog, smashing of Curley's hand, finding the body of Curley's wife and at the pool after George shoots Lennie
            • Slim helps make the assessment to do what is merciful or right
            • Slim, like George, is young, hardworking and intelligent.  Although Slim is Crew Chief, they both form a rare friendship.
              • One of the larger themes of Steinbeck’s novella is the isolation and loneliness among these itinerant ranch workers.
                • George and Slim share a rare friendship amidst the loneliness of ranch life.
              • Slim even understands Lenny beyond the stereotypes and euphemisms given to him
                • "He ain't mean," said Slim. "I can see Lennie ain't a bit mean."
          • George and Slim share a rare friendship amidst the loneliness of ranch life.
        • Slim even understands Lenny beyond the stereotypes and euphemisms given to him
          • "He ain't mean," said Slim. "I can see Lennie ain't a bit mean."

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