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I have a question that is puzzling me regarding the use of language in the last chapter of mice and men. It is part of my homework for English gcse.

The question is as follows. "How does Steinbeck use language to create the impression of slim at this point in the novel"

It's the part when slim comforts George after George kills Lennie, and i don't really understand what the question is referring to by Language. does it mean his choice of words when comforting George ?

Any help would be appreciated thank you.
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I have a question that is puzzling me regarding the use of language in the last chapter of mice and men. It is part of my homework for English gcse.

The question is as follows. "How does Steinbeck use language to create the impression of slim at this point in the novel"

It's the part when slim comforts George after George kills Lennie, and i don't really understand what the question is referring to by Language. does it mean his choice of words when comforting George ?

Any help would be appreciated thank you.
Just eat the mice!
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I have a question that is puzzling me regarding the use of language in the last chapter of mice and men. It is part of my homework for English gcse.

The question is as follows. "How does Steinbeck use language to create the impression of slim at this point in the novel"

It's the part when slim comforts George after George kills Lennie, and i don't really understand what the question is referring to by Language. does it mean his choice of words when comforting George ?

Any help would be appreciated thank you.
Sort of. What sort of words Slim uses and his actions (if I remember correctly from my GCSE)

He's always there at key moments and is sort of the 'spiritual leader' of them all
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Thank you for your reply's.
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I have a question that is puzzling me regarding the use of language in the last chapter of mice and men. It is part of my homework for English gcse.

The question is as follows. "How does Steinbeck use language to create the impression of slim at this point in the novel"

It's the part when slim comforts George after George kills Lennie, and i don't really understand what the question is referring to by Language. does it mean his choice of words when comforting George ?

Any help would be appreciated thank you.
I did an analysis of the character of Slim in my GCSE controlled assessment and got an A* for it

During the last bit where Slim confronts George basically:
Slim is always there for vital moments in the novel like Lennie’s death. Instead of being engrossed in Lennie and the fact that he had just died, “Slim came directly to George and sat down beside him, sat very close to him.” Slim coming and sitting beside George, Steinbeck really emphasised Slim’s empathy through repetition. It was like Slim wasn’t there to comfort him, he was there to take George’s grief and help him accept it. Slim is the only character who understood why George killed his best friend. Slim is brighter than the other characters and he knew instead of congratulating George like the other characters did he knew George regretted what he did. Steinbeck described things this way to show Slim’s authority. He is the first to come directly to George to show he is the one in control over all the others but also shows Slims tender side and how although he is seen as God-like he has no power over anything that happens, ‘in life and nature “the best laid plans of Mice and Men often go wrong.” Slim understands that.
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