Slim Character Plan

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  • Created on: 20-04-16 17:36
What are Slim's 5 key events?
1-Description. 2-Talking to George. 3-Friday night. 4-Curley's wife. 5-The ending.
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Key event 1- First quote...
"Prince of the ranch"-Natural authority. Rules with respect, not fear. Juxtaposed with Curley-high in ranch hierarchy because of skills-same level as Curley.
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Key event 1- Second quote...
"Invited confidence without demanding it"-People trust him.
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Key event 1- Third quote ..
"His ear heard more than was said to him"-Understanding, Wise, Empathetic, astute despite living in a harsh and lonely environment. Steinbeck presents Slim as an ideal man,
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Key event 2- First quote...
"Calm, godlike eyes"-Like God, Slim is presented as omniscient. He understands George and Lennie's relationship-the power, mutual need and companionship.
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Key event 2- Second quote...
"So they don't want to talk"-He's astute. Inherently understands ranch life. Coukd be describing Crooks.
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Key event 2- Third quote...
"he ain't mean.I can tell a mean guy a mile off"-Judges people and situations correctly. He understands Lennie.
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Key event 3- First quote...
"Try to find some reversal.And Slim gave him none"-Slim has the final say in these matters. He allows it as the dog is suffering. He's being cruel to be kind. Foreshadows reasoning behind Lennie's death.
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Key event 3- Second quote...
"'take a shovel' Slim said shortly"-Considerate, thoughtful, gets annoyed at Carlson's thoughtlessness"
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Key event 3- Third quote...
"he subdued one hand with the other"-Feels guilty even though he made the right choice. Religious reference to pontious pilate.
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Key event 3- Fourth quote...
"I think you got your han' caught in a machine"-Quick witted. Uses Curley's ego against him by threatening wirh ridicule and loss of reputation(which is very important to Curley).
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Key event 4- First quote.
"Slim went quietly over to her and he felt her wrist"- Leader. Treats her with respect. Possibly the only rancher that saw her as a person.
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Key event 4- Second quote...
"Slim sighed 'well i guess we got to get him"-Knows they need to give Curley's wife justice. But, unlike Curley and Carlson, he isn't happy about it.
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Key event 4- Third quote...
"That ain't no good George"-Recognises the alternatives to. Painless deat would be worse. Mental health treatment at the time was more like toture, George had no option.
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Key event 5- First quote..
"Come on George me and you'll go in an' get a drink"Trying to make George feel better,get him away.Slim may become George's companion or George may become like "them guys."Slim is only character that isn't a product of his environment-rises above it.
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Key event 5- Second quote...
"You hadda George"-Slim understands and approves of George's decision. Slim made decision himself with the dog.Steinbeck questioning what is bromen in American dream-shooting someone is the kindest thing you can do.
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Key event 5- Third quote...
"Now what the hell y'a suppose is eatin' them two guys?"-Pervading atmosphere of apathy in which George lives that strongly contrasts with Slim's benevolence.
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