Does anybody have any good tips on writing about Slim's character in Of Mice And Men? thanks :)

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Of Mice And Men- SLim

Posted Mon 23rd April, 2012 @ 17:13 by Amy Wellhofer

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On the positive hand, we have Slim who is the total opposite of Candy. Steinbeck described him in a striking manner. The physical and personality characteristics of Slim epitomize an ideal leader. Slim was first mentioned “a big tall skinner” when George and Lennie hear about him in the ranch, which tells us that he is well-known in the ranch. People treat him with respect as if he was the superior “Slim don’t need to wear no high-heeled boots on a grain team”. This shows us that he does not have to wear “high-heeled boots” in order to get authority “There was a gravity in his manner and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke”. He already has it, and the admiration of the ranch men. They take advices from him “His authority was so great that his word was taken on any subject, be politics or love”. The ranch men call him as “the prince of the ranch” which tells us that he is a very important person for the ranch. He is also young “His hatchet face was ageless” which tells us he is well-built.

Slim is described as a highly skilled mule driver and the acknowledged "prince" of the ranch

He's the only character who seems to be at peace with himself. Steinbeck also describes him as something of a living legend "he moved with a majesty only achieved by royalty and master craftsmen”. Slim is not only respected for his skill as a ranch hand as they say 'he could kill fly on the wheelers **** with a bull whip without touching the mule' but he is also seen as a man who thinks things through especially before speaking when it says 'his ear heard more...' His ear heard more than was said to him, He serves as the fearless, decision-maker when conflicts arise among the workers and wins the confidence of George, offering advice, comfort, and quiet words of wisdom. Steinbeck from the start makes Slim above the other men and this is continuous throughout the whole novel till the end.

Slim is tall, ageless, and an expert in his job. His voice is the voice of rationalism.

 

Answered Mon 23rd April, 2012 @ 17:29 by Sabah x
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=P hpe i helped

Answered Mon 23rd April, 2012 @ 17:30 by Sabah x
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  • Slim is very keeps to himself throughout the play , we know this as the readers because we are not told about his past and how he ended up on the farm .
  • May of experienced a rough life therefore chooses to go alone as he knows that lennie has to die
  • Slims is intelligent and wise as he has the most trained job out of all the guys therfore he is very skilled for those times , presenting power and authoritey to the other members yet he is still considered a bunkmen due to his level of status in the farm
Answered Tue 1st May, 2012 @ 19:22 by Gini
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  • Slim is very keeps to himself throughout the play , we know this as the readers because we are not told about his past and how he ended up on the farm .
  • May of experienced a rough life therefore chooses to go alone as he knows that lennie has to die
  • Slims is intelligent and wise as he has the most trained job out of all the guys therfore he is very skilled for those times , presenting power and authoritey to the other members yet he is still considered a bunkmen due to his level of status in the farm
Answered Tue 1st May, 2012 @ 19:22 by Gini