His character is used to symbolise a theme of dream and hopes
His character is used to symbolise a theme of dream and hopes (especially hope for the american dream fore everyone),In the bunkhouse the light of the table “threw its brightness straight downward” onto Slim, creating a holy imagery. The light is brightest where he is .This light imagery emphasises he’s the of the ranch and he symbolises an escape from the great depression.Throughout the novel he serves as support for George during important parts of the text, when george confides in Slim. Rather than scrutinising George into telling him about his past and his relationship with Lennie, he “invites confidence” and let’s George open up and tell him about what happened at weed and why he’s caring for Lennie. This is important because it shows how understanding slim is in comparison to other characters.