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by John Steinbeck

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Sum up what Slim says about the relationship between knowledge and kindness in Of Mice and Men.

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Sim says that a person doesn’t have to be smart to be kind.

Slim and George have a conversation about Lennie when Slim mentions that it is unusual for two guys to stick together.  Most of the ranch hands are loners.  George explains that Lennie is not smart, but is still good.  He gives examples of the abuses he has heaped on Lennie that Lennie just took in stride.  Lennie cares about George, and would never hurt him.

Slim comments that brains are not needed to be a good person.

"He's a nice fella," said Slim. "Guy don't need no sense to be a nice fella. Seems to me sometimes it jus' works the other way around....

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