How does Slim change over the novel Of Mice and Men?I need to write an analytical summary of how Slim develops over the novel, but i can not see/find how he changes. I have to include appearance,...

How does Slim change over the novel Of Mice and Men?

I need to write an analytical summary of how Slim develops over the novel, but i can not see/find how he changes. I have to include appearance, attidudes, moods, relationships with others. I am having great trouble in finding differences because i can not see how his appearance changes or his attitudes etc. Help please!

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In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the characters are diverse and change over time.  Slim is the doer and not a dreamer, always on the go and very observant of others.  He sees in George and Lennie more than they wish him to see as he is quietly observant. His attitude is to wait and see what they are like and becomes one of compassion though he does not really let them see that at first.  Slim gradually lets the relationship grow among the three of them and when his dog has puppies, he agrees to give one to Lennie.  The other men respect him as is shown when the men tell Curley to keep his wife at home.  At the end of the story, it is only Slim who tries to comfort George after George kills Lennie. Slim grows with the relationship, being willing to let George and Lennie see his empathy.  His care for George at the end is not that of a doer but a compassionate man willing to take the time to comfort another in pain. Slim changes, but not really in appearance.

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