My Quencia Essay

Submitted By killerwilliam7
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Passage Analysis When Steinbeck uses literary devices to create a character in passage 3, he uses comparison of religion. That is very familiar to many people worldwide. Everyone is familiar to God or heard about God so without telling or explaining about it, the author just assumes that the reader already knows. So the reader can relate and understand what the author is talking about giving thus more information to the reader also giving a viewpoint from which the reader already knows. When “Slim moved back slightly so the light was not on his face” making Slim seem important and God-like “George looked over at slim and saw the calm, God-like eyes fastened on him” giving slim a God-like structure. So Steinbeck made Slim seem almost as a God and George who has “the tone of confession” when speaking to Slim, seems to tell Slim a lot of information which is rare because they had just met. This makes the reader feel as if George was speaking to a priest in the confession booth, not a friend. Slim is character, almost as a leader to others. When Slim speaks the room would flood with silence. Showing that the people around Slim encouraged his idea’s and have much respect for him, so people would highly take his advice. This is similar to the ancient times where the priest of the tribe or town is seen as a god, someone they can follow, trust and respect. The people look up to priest because priest look up at Jesus. When slim “just sat back quiet and receptive” waiting on a