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How is slim the antithesis of Curley?
Slim is much more deliberate, the kind of man that commands respect when he enters the room, while Curley demands it through his actions and his sense of physical being.
Why does Curley agree to what Slim told him?
Slim makes Curley agree to saying that he got his hand crushed in a machine in order to keep George and Lennie from being fired. He threatens to let everyone know that Curley is weak because he lost the fight.
Who are foils in mice and men?
George and Lennie are foil characters because they are pretty much complete opposites. small, intelligent, short-tempered but a loving and devoted friend, complains that taking care of Lennie makes his life much harder, terse and impatient at times, but he never strays from his primary purpose of protecting Lennie.
Is Curley’s wife a foil character?
Steinbeck didn’t want the reader to hate her as much as Curley. Another literary explanation for Curley’s wife being without a name is that Steinbeck wanted her to be a simple, objective foil in the story. A foil is defined as a force or unwitting character that gets in the way of the protagonists’ goals.
How are Curley and slim different?
The only difference with their authority is that Slim is more reasonable, and Curley is more demanding, regardless if he is wrong or right. Slim is able to think fast in bad situations and make clever decisions to let the innocent character (Lennie) stay out of trouble.
What does Lennie do when Curley punches him?
Curley, on the defensive and looking for someone to fight, picks a fight with Lennie and punches him unmercifully. Lennie doesn’t protect himself until George tells him to fight back. When Lennie does, he crushes all the bones in Curley’s hand.
What deal does slim make with Curley?
Basically, the agreement was that Slim would spread the word around to save Curley’s reputation as long as Curley does not try anything against Lennie. The truth is that Lennie’s crushing of Curley’s hand is no different than having crushed Curley’s manhood.
What does Slim make Curley agree to and why does Slim make Curley do this what does this action scene tell you about Slim’s character?
What does this tell you about Slim’s character? He makes him agree to tell people that his hand was crushed in a machine. He doesn’t want Lennie to get into trouble, especially since it was Curley who started the fight. Slim is clearly an honorable man who seeks to do the right thing.
Are George and Lennie foils?
George and Lennie are foils to each other in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Lennie is huge and strong as a bull but is also mentally slow, while on the other hand George is small, skinny and very smart.
Is George a foil character?
Why does George refuse to go with whit to see whether slim and Curley will get into a fight?
Why does George refuse to go with Whit to see whether Slim and Curley will get into a fight? He doesn’t want to get caught up in any trouble.
How does Slim feel about Curley?
Slim is so respected and admired on the ranch that even Curley listens to him. When Lennie smashes Curley’s hand, Slim is the one who intercedes and tells Curley he will not have George and Lennie fired. Slim understands Curley’s fear of ridicule, and he uses that fear to help George and Lennie.