Jack Merridew Personality Jack is the novel’s primary representative of the instinct of savagery, violence, and the desire for power. Confident, power-hungry, well positioned natural leader. At first he hasn't lost his moral propriety and behaviour that society instilled in him at first. Chapter 1 he is unable to kill a pig however throughout the book his obsession with hunting makes him more savage and he then devotes himself to the task(painting himself, carving bloodlust). Becomes more malicious and gains more power, controlling the group.
Unlike the boss Slim is greatly respected by his fellow workers and deemed as a great leader. "[Slim] was a jerkline skinner, the prince of the ranch..", all ranch workers looked up to Slim "His authority was so great that his word was taken on any subject, be politics or love."(37). On the other hand we have boss's son Curley who walks around with a chip on his shoulder. Curley is always looking for a fight and seems to rub everyone the wrong way. He behaves threateningly to Lennie because "he hates big guys.
Ronnie Donnie Andy Batto November 2nd, 2011 Ronnie Donnie Lavesque, the most ostracized child you could ever see. In reality he was very nice kid who would love to socialize but he had some very odd hobbies. He knew that people would not understand his hobbies, but he made a choice early in life that he valued who he was and what he did over what people thought of him. You are probably thinking how odd could his hobbies be? Some of his hobbies are playing with toads and stamp collecting, but by far the weirdest hobby was collecting dead ravens.
He uses his power to do what he thinks is right, which can be seen when Lennie crushes Curley's hand. When George frets about losing his job, Slim responds by saying to Curley " I think you got your han' caught in a machine. If you don't tell nobody, we ain't going to". Slim uses Curley's fear of ridicule to stop George and
Section B: Exploring Cultures – Q21 – John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men PART A: In this passage, how does Steinbeck present Slim? Refer closely to the passage in your answer. Steinbeck presents Slim in this passage as being the unofficial ‘Boss’ and ‘Prince of the ranch’. This implies that he is infallible and everything that he says is the law. Steinbeck states during the novel that Slim is a ‘jerkline skinner’, this means that he is in control of a team of horses.
At first Lennie takes the beating without puting up a fight, but when George says "Get em Lennie!" pg. 63, he grabs Curley's hand and breaks it into pieces effortlessly. Instead of getting in trouble from the Boss, who is also Curley's father, all the guys threaten Curley to say he got his hand stuck in a machine or else they will tell everyone how he really broke it. So even when Lennie hurts another person, he still shouldn't take responsibility for his actions because his brain has been trained to listen George's every command since he has been there for him all his
Another quote to this is ‘ look George. Look what I done’ this quote is showing that Lennie is asking for approval like a kid, like he wants to be congratulated and praised. There relationship can be a bit weird at times like when they are round the fire, George is shouting at Lennie saying that he could be living in a cat house every night and could easily live without him but in a matter of minutes he change and is trying to comfort Lennie and is apologizing to him. Lennie at this moment cleverly uses this to his advantage and try’s to get his mouse back. George knows Lennie like a son he knows when he is lying about having a mouse ‘ you aint putting nothing over.’ You can tell that they have been together for a long time.
This is also proven when they ask Sheila to leave the room and stands for her rights to be there and says ‘’No... I want to hear what he has to say’’. When Mr. Birling finds out that Gerald Croft had an affair with Eva Smith, he defends him ‘’ Young men often do this..’’, this shows that he is scared of the Croft’s social superiority as he defends Gerald as the Crofts are higher up the social ladder, this also reminds us how desperate Mr. Birling is
However, he is quite stubborn and the lack of communication in their relationship is very unhealthy. His wife “[doesn’t] feel as if it [is] worth while to turn [her] hand over for anything” (Charlotte Perkins Gilman 4). He refuses to hear her out on anything, and makes all the decisions for her. Whether it is which room she is to stay in, or whom she is allowed to visit, John takes away every choice she has and every decision she may have made. He does love her, but because of the hierarchy in their household, and because he is a physician, he firmly believes that he is right in everything he is doing.
We can see that he has gained power through this as he uses the ability to get others to do what you want them to do. Jack is a dictator type of leadership, he values his respect from everyone.The dictator in Jack becomes leading in his personality, during when the boys have seen the beast in sight. The boys panic when they tell everyone, but Jack uses his rhetoric words to blame it on Raplh. He argues back that ‘ he’d never got us meat’ which emphasises that his hunting skills could make for an effective leader.If jack was becoming a dictator leader, it would mean that the people would follow his orders without a question meaning that there are less arguments. His importance has lead to him ordering his hunters to forget about the beast so that they wouldn’t have any nightmares.