Slim's Quotes and Meanings


1.) "His hatchet face was ageless"

Adjective 'ageless' presents Slim as a enigmatic and attractive character to potray his attractive qualities, making him an interesting- almost GODLY- character.

2.) "Like the others, he wore blue jeans and a short denim jacket."

This simile infers that Slim, as respected as he is, is humble and wants to be seen as equal to the other workers, een if a jerkline skinner is a higher rank than the bindlestiffs, he does not see himself of a man of authority.

3.) "He moved with a majesty achieved only by royalty and master craftsmen"

Steinbecks methaphor infers that Slim's movements are heroic and that of a devine nature. The comparison to royalty infers other workers respect him highly. 

4.) "He was a


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