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Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis


Slim isn't telling George to wax on, wax off—but he might as well be. He's the ranch's wise Old Master, passing out moral judgments: Lennie is childish, not mean; Candy's dog needs to die; George "hadda" kill Lennie (6). Talk about a role model.