Slim - St James School

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By Taylor Cooper, Jess Mooney,
Rachel Muxlow, Ria Stevens,
Alice Long & Courtenay Stevens.
“ A tall man stood in the doorway. He held a
crushed Stetson hat under his arm while
he combed his long, black, damp hair
straight back. Like the others he wore blue
jeans and a short denim jacket.”
“This was Slim, the jerkline skinner. His
hatchet face was ageless. He might have
been thirty-five or fifty.”
“His hands, large and lean, were as delicate
in their action as those of a temple
dancer.”
Slim was highly respected..
“There was a gravity in his manner and a
quiet so profound that all talk stopped
when he spoke. His authority was so great
that his word was taken on any subject, be
it politics or love.”
Slim is the "prince of the ranch." He’s the
most important on the ranch: strong, fairminded, practical, non-talkative, and
exceptionally good at what he does. He is
a god among men, and his word on any
subject is law. He decides who is wrong
and right, who’s been naughty, and who’s
been nice. The other men recognize his
superiority and never question his actions
or decisions. Slim is also sensitive, but not
overly so. He is the only one who
understands George’s affinity for Lennie,
and also the only one to comprehend the
gravity of George’s final act for Lennie.
Slim is dedicated and committed to being
the best he can.
“Slim comes in sometimes two, three times
a night. Slim’s a real skinner. He looks out
for his team.”
Here his team is the animals he cares for.
He could be lonely but cant show it to the
men, so therefore spends a lot of time with
the horses.
The significance of his name..
Define: Slim
being of delicate or slender build
This could refer to Slim, by him being
sensitive and caring, and his personality
being small and simple, or he pretends to his
men that he is. Slim is loyal, and well
respected. He doesn’t say much, but when
he does, everyone listens and everyone
agrees.
Slim’s Dream..
Slim doesn’t show that he has a dream to
any of the characters. He doesn’t like to
show any weaknesses to the other men.
But, just like anybody else living in
America at the time, Slim probably wants
the American dream.
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