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Compare And Contrast Essay: Responsibility

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In Fried Green Tomatoes and A River Runs Through It their is a large importance for responsibility. Fried Green Tomatoes involves a character who is known as Ruth who is friends with another character named Idgie, both of these characters have a lifelong adventures together. In A River Runs Through It, there is the main character, Norman, who looks after his younger brother Paul and tries to keep him out of trouble the best he can. In A River Runs Through It, and Fried Green Tomatoes, both Ruth and Norman are responsible, although Ruth’s responsibility is more submissive while Norman’s responsibility is more aggressive.
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In Fried Green Tomatoes Ruth takes responsibility to watch over Idgie like Norman watches over Paul. In Fried Green Tomatoes, Ruth has the responsibility to watch over her friend Idgie and this is shown multiple times. For example, when Idgie and big George got framed for the murder of Frank Bennett. Even though Mr.Bennett was married to Ruth, Ruth’s responsibility and loyalty was with Idgie and Ruth felt responsible to defend Idgie during the case of murdering mr. Bennet even if Idgie did not kill Frank Bennett and Ruth stayed and help Idgie through the case. Ruths responsibility can also be shown when Ruth went with Idgie on the train to steal food and give it to the homeless people along the train track, even though it was wrong to do, Ruth still did it with Idgie because she knew that her responsibility was to watch over her and if she could not persuade her not to do, it then she might as well do it with her. She was with Idgie so it made her feel like her responsibility was being used. In Fried Green Tomatoes and A River Runs Through It there, is a pattern of one character having the responsibility over another character. As seen in Fried Green tomatoes, Ruth has responsibility over Idgie and in A River Runs through it Norman has responsibility over Paul. When comparing items there will always be something to contrast.
Fried Green Tomatoes and A River Runs Through It have the similarity of having one character looking after another but in those similarities there are also differences between the two. Characters. In A River Runs Through It Norman is more responsible over Paul but Norman’s responsibility is different from Ruth’s responsibility over Idgie because Norman has a more aggressive responsibility. This can be shown when Norman and Paul go to a bar to gamble. Even though Norman didn't know about it, they went in and Paul got into a huge fight about money. He was in debt because of his gambling addiction and when Paul and Norman were outside after being kicked out, Norman started to yell at Paul because of his gambling addiction and his aggressive responsibility came out because he was responsible to look after his brother. He took an aggressive approach to get him to stop what he was doing before he got killed. Norman knew that he couldn't let that...

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