After George has to kill Lennie, Slim treats him in a very compassionate way. He shows that he understands what George did and he knows why George had to do it. To me, Slim does this because he is the only really decent character in the whole book (outside of Lennie and George).
How does Slim help George and Lennie?
When Lennie smashes Curley’s hand, Slim refuses to fire George and Lennie thus saving their jobs. Slim even gives Lennie one of his puppies because he knows Lennie loves small animals like mice and rabbits.
How does Slim influence George?
Slim is the only one on the ranch who appreciates the difficulty of George’s position. He understands the constant oversight George must exercise in watching Lennie and keeping him out of trouble. It is Slim, in the end, who suggests that George did the right thing in killing Lennie mercifully.
How does Slim show understanding for George’s decision?
In what way does Slim show understanding for George’s decision? Slim had told George that he had no choice and that he did it for the best. If he hadn’t shot Lennie than Lennie would have been locked up in a cage for the rest of his life.
What is Slims role in the novel?
Slim is the jerkline skinner, or the head mule driver, on the ranch. He is a static character throughout the novel, not changing over the course of the events, and is always quiet, strong, and kind, offering helpful advice and mediation.
How is slim powerful?
Analysis. Again, Slim’s power is universal with the men because of their natural respect for him. Steinbeck presents Slim as being the calm holder of this innate authority, not demanding it or treating others badly to get it, which is why it is so strong.
Why did George kill Lennie?
George kills Lennie by shooting him in the back of the head to save him from a more painful death at the hands of Curley, who has vowed to make him suffer for the death of his wife.
What kind of man is slim?
Slim. A quiet, observant man, Slim is portrayed as wise and the true authority figure on the ranch. While the other workers listen to the boss and Curley because they have to, they listen to Slim because they respect him as a worker and as a person.
Are George and slim friends?
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.
Who is slim?
Slim is a skilled mule driver who is referred to as the prince of the ranch. He is a mule driver for the ranch and everybody goes to him for advice. Slim is a quiet man who understands a lot of stuff. Slim understands how George and Lennie were with each other and he comforted George at the end of the story.
Why is slim the only one who understands George’s actions?
When George and Slim rise to go back to the bunk house, Slim gives George his final statement of understanding. “You hadda, George. … Therefore, he, in no way, could understand George’s feelings. Based upon what Slim says and does, Slim is the only one who understands George.
How do you know that Slim understands what happened?
The sound of the shot brings the lynch party running to the clearing. Carlson questions George, who lets them believe that he wrestled the gun from Lennie and shot him with it. Only Slim understands what really happened: “You hadda, George. I swear you hadda,” he tells him.
Why is slim so respected on the ranch?
So Slim is respected because of his skill but also because of his air of majesty which comes from being skilled and indispensable to the employer. He lives in the bunkhouse with the other men and uses the same kind of poor grammar, but he is undoubtedly the authority figure, both out in the fields and in the bunkhouse.
What did George promise Lennie after Slim?
After talking to Slim, George promised Lennie he would what? Give him a puppy from Slim.
What are three lies George told his boss?
What are three lies that George tell the boss and the others? George tells the boss they left their last job because it was done– they left because Lennie was accused of rape; they didn’t just leave………. they RAN !
Who Shot Candy’s dog?
Carlson shoots Candy’s dog because it is old, sick, and no longer able to work as a sheep dog. Carlson says the dog “ain’t no good” to Candy, unable to see that the dog still has value as Candy’s friend and companion.