Slim Analysis

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* Powerful
* Has authority
* Is respected
* He’s liked
* He’s a hard worker
* He’s good at his job
* Prince of the ranch
* He has dignity
* Understanding
* Decision Maker
* Offers comfort
* Offers advice

* Powerful
* Has authority
* Is respected
* He’s liked
* He’s a hard worker
* He’s good at his job
* Prince of the ranch
* He has dignity
* Understanding
* Decision Maker
* Offers comfort
* Offers advice

* The American Dream
* Friendship
* Power and Authority
* The Great Depression

* The American Dream
* Friendship
* Power and Authority
* The Great Depression

Of Mice and Men – Slim
“He moved with a majesty only achieved by royalty.”
- Like a king
- High status
“Maybe everybody in the whole damned world is scared of each other.” - Problem in society
- Shows lack of trust in society
- Criticises society
- Suggests Lennie and George have a special friendship
- Suggests loneliness and isolation
- Intelligence
- Makes us wonder why Slim works on the ranch, because he seems to be very wise. It is probably because of The Great Depression which left many people jobless because of mass unemployment because of the Wall Street Crash. “God-like eyes”

“authority so great that his word was taken on any subject” - Respcted
- Important
- Excellent moral conduct
- Fairness
- Compare to Curley, he needs “wore high-heeled boots” suggesting he needs to dress well to be high up and respected, whereas slim is naturally well respected “Jerkline Skinner”
- Power and authority of Slim
- High up in ranch, leader
- Already got his dream, he is now superior and is respected “drowned four of [the puppies] right off”
- Murder, but reader thinks it’s okay, because of the superior image created - Not enough resources to keep puppies alive, even though he killed them, he did it for good reason. 1930s America didn’t have enough resources....
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