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Can someone tell me an important quality George and Lennie have to keep a steady,...

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cnizi2 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 3, 2012 at 5:59 AM via web

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Can someone tell me an important quality George and Lennie have to keep a steady, healthy relationship. I already have  loyalty and compassion.

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Jen Sambdman | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted January 3, 2012 at 6:17 AM (Answer #1)

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I say their work ethic. They are always talking about getting that farm and taking care of the bunnies. Not to mention, George says that they don't go and spend their earnings because they are saving up for that farm unlike their coworkers who blow it all on women and booze. They also bring in Gimpy as a third investor so they are not only working toward their dream, but the dream of another man as well. Knowing they depend on each other and have attainable goals help solidify their relationship to try to find steady employment and frankly, try to keep Lennnie out of trouble.

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