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do, they are always there for you. Friendship is a type of relationship where both partners need to work on understanding each other and developing trust. Not only is a friendship a commitment, but it is also takes great devotion.A friend is a person who I can go to in any time of need. A good friend is not someone who requires you to be something that you are not or do something that is not to your ability; but rather a good friend is someone who accepts you for who you are and will love you just the same when you act foolishly. A good friend is someone who is caring, patient, kind, and accepting. When my father passed away about 2 years ago, that was a time when I really needed close
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There is a freedom from both people to express their opinions to each other in order to strengthen the friendship. It does not matter whether the marriage or friendship is by choice or by force. Any form of friendship is based on the simple rules of honesty and trust. These are understood even before it starts. It is this that makes us human.
They do not want to know about it or they do not understand it enough. This is not how friendship works. It is a system like any other, and whether it is between spouses or parents and children or friends, the same rules will apply. These rules can be summarized by one word – trustworthiness. If you take your friends for granted then the same happens
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, your much more likely to show a greater loyalty to that person than you would be in a friendship of utility. Although the loyalty may be stronger in this friendship it is not generally absolute.For example, Joe and you are now closer friends, he still works on your car and you still are loyal about bringing your car back time after time. Only in this circumstance Joe and you go out fishing all the time because he is a knowledgeable fisherman and not too bad of a guy. Although you would never bring him home to eat dinner with your family because of his, habitual, foul mannerism. Essentially you and Joe are friends because you enjoy each other, but only in the context of those set parameters
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Friendship Life is more rewarding with friendship. We need friend in our life, a friend to share all the joy or the sadness. Everyday we have a change to meet someone new. It doesn't matter if we are at school, at work or even at bus stop, people are everywhere and we have a choice, if we want to get along or not. In my experience, I found there are categories of friendship such as convenience friends, historical friends, and close friends. The first category is convenience friends. There are people around us like neighbor, classmate or work friend. These are people with whom we exchange small favors. For examples my neighbor will give me a ride when I need a lift to go to school, my
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was my cousin. His son was adamant that he would not join the engineering course, but his father insisted that he should join the course as he would have bright professional prospects. Any amount of persuasion by his father did not work. At last his son's friend intervened and spoke to his friend of the importance of his father's valuable advice.His father was very happy that a known problem was solved satisfactorily. After the engineering course my cousin's son is quite well off with a fat pay. His life changed as his friend took interest in him. There is a saying which tells about the importance of good friendship. It is this: 'Tell me who is your friend and I shall tell you what kind of
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. organization, friendship, etc.) or groups they may want to join (e.g. bullying, friendship, grief, etc.), and comments about other ways the school counselor could help them. Every student had a form prepared for them with their name on the top, and they were told that they did not have to write anything if they did not want to, but she still kept every form to document whatever they did or didn’t write. A similar open-ended question survey was provided to every sixth grade instructor asking them to identify students, and specific areas of concerns they had for each student. Working with the site supervisor, we then cross-referenced these surveys to select possible students for groups. I also
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relationship, most of the conversations are about topics of mutual interest in specific professions, and then it can gradually take a more personal turn. In this friendship, the expectation is to learn, exchange information, ideas, concepts and grow professionally. A lot of these friendships are formed in professional organizations like Economic Club of New York, Project Management Institute, and 100 Women in Hedgefunds. Most of these relationships grow deeper when both individuals can provide professional expertise and insights. We can find these friends at workplace also. Sometimes, they take the form of mentors, or someone we can count on in future. As we grow professionally, this group tends to
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on the cold winter days when school was canceled. Most of all, I had found someone I could actually relate to. I was her best friend, and she was mine. I can still clearly remember the day she told me about her parents' decision to move to Portland. Crying, she slowly told me they would be leaving the next week. I remember feeling so much emotion as I watched her walk away from my house that day. I was overwhelmed, confused, angry, but most of all, I was hurt. After that day we suddenly seemed miles apart.We were to two different people living two completely different life styles. We both felt as if we had never been friends. My first real friendship taught me a very important
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When I think of friendship, I also think of companionship, and compassionate beings. I think of people who will always be there when you need them, and will care about you, and listen to you making sure to consider your feelings first . I think the characteristics of a good friend inclue, a wonderful listener, a very caring, loving, sweet person, as well as someone who will stick by you through even the roughest of times. Now in order to be a good friend, you must posess all these same traits. You must be willing to drop what you're doing when your friend is in a time of need, and advice. In conclusion, I'd also like to say that good friends don't come around everyday, and
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dating and began to hang out with each other on more of regular bases. With her being from Basalt Colorado and me being from Grove, Oklahoma, we had a lot of differences and it seemed as though we always had something to talk about, even if it was pointless and had no meaning behind it. More important that the conversations we had was the experience of friendship and shared learning about each other that we had. We each had a great deal of fun playing computer games together, reading the Harry Potter books, and just being together.
The rest of the year will always remain a notable memory in my mind. Lindsay introduced me to things that I never knew existed. For
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participants being old men. Rather than claiming that only a select few are capable of true friendships, one should rather hold that most people are capable of this kind of friendship. It does not mean that everybody will experience it in their lifetime. Since friendship is a matter of meeting the right person, and being interested enough to develop the relationship into a friendship, many might be blind to potential friendships. True friends must also have the same type of values. We cannot imagine being friends with someone who does not share our values. I am not thinking about values like, what color or car brand you prefer, but rather moral values that are the basis for who you are
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more likely to disclose their secrets to their best friend. However this is changing because of the issues of trust and betrayal. Now people choose to tell their secrets to people they meet online since they are less likely to betraythem.The last is the notion of physical attractiveness. This idea denotes that most people are repelled by the idea that they might make judgments based only on looks. The book says that college students when asked what they look for in a person often place looks last. My opinion about this is that even though looks are important, people have realized more vital things like behavior and partner appreciation.Professor Olaoye also presents the theme of friendship
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Once upon a time, there was a little bunny named Harriet, and she loved nothing more than playing with her best friend Alice. Alice lived across the field from Harriet’s burrow. They spent hours nibbling on clover and wiggling their whiskers. Most of all, they loved playing with Harriet’s Wii. One tragic day, the Wii broke. The next day, Harriet waited and waited for Alice to come over to play. Alice did not come that day, nor the next. Alice never came over to play again. Harriet did not know that Alice had found a new friend, with a Wii that worked. When Harriet found out about Alice’s betrayal of their friendship, she wondered: what is a true friend? In an attempt to ease
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Aristotle on Friendship
We are social creatures. We surround ourselves with other human beings, our friends. It is in our nature. We are constantly trying to broaden the circumference of our circle of friends. Aristotle understood the importance of friendship, books VIII and IX of the Nicomachean Ethics deal solely with this topic. A modern day definition of a friend can be defined as “one joined to another in intimacy and mutual benevolence independently of sexual or family love”. (Oxford English Dictionary). Aristotle’s view on friendship is much broader than this. His arguments are certainly not flawless. In this essay I will outline what Aristotle said about friendship
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here. Maybe it's because he thinks his friend is about to die, or maybe it's because he just married for money. Either way, Portia (disguised here as Balthazar) knows exactly where she stands, but she resolves to do something about it.Female Friendship:-Nerissa is Portia's servant or Lady in Waiting, but they often act as friends. Nerissa advises and supports Portia, often reminding her about her duty to her dead father, especially when the suitors who want to marry Portia are choosing their caskets.Nerissa also joins Portia when she disguises herself as a man in the court room scene at the end. After this, they play tricks on their husbands - after all, these women are much cleverer than their
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unharmed." (Black 325) Robien was very actuated to the Seelie court queen but he did not want to leave Kaye behind in the Unseelie court as he called being with her home. Also, Kaye's fair friends Lutie Loo and Spike had faith in Kaye to save them from the Unseelie court. When Lutie Loo was telling aye about the sacrifice he said, " If you help us, we'll be free, seven years of free." (Black 98) Showing they believe in Kaye to help save them from the court if she goes along with the plan to be sacrificed for the Tithe. As the faithfulness of these characters show the loyalty in their friendship.
Furthermore trust plays a big part in loyalty of a friendship. The faires trust Kaye enough to give
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Smalls is a kid who likes science and knows little to nothing about baseball. When Small’s new stepfather fails to teach Smalls how to play catch, Smalls seeks acceptance from the Sandlot crew. When Smalls first waves at Benny, he receives only a nod back because he is the new kid in the neighborhood. According to Mandal and Fratik Baran, Benny’s use of body language can be represented as hierarchy (2014, p.417-421). This tells Smalls that it will take more than just a friendly wave to befriend the best baseball player in his new neighborhood.
Benny sees that Smalls is struggling to fit in, and invites him to come play with the rest of the team. In an excuse to not go
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obvious the inflictions that it makes
on life. Life can not be lived humanely without the doings of friends. The effect of human
affection is one of life?s finer indulgences. It is nearly impossible to avoid friendships, but it is ever
important to everyone to have these friendships. Ralph Waldo Emerson put it best when
describing friends in the Essay, ?Friendship.? When talking about friends, Waldo said, ?From the
highest degree of passionate love, to the lowest degree of good-will, they make the sweetness of
life.? Friends make true friendships possible, and with that, It makes life possible.
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Trying to discuss the difference between romantic love verses friendship is rather difficult to understand. There is so much gray area between the two that most people have a hard time comprehending the differences. How can we tell when a friendship has moved away from just friendly love to a deeper romantic love? Looking into the topic we see a lot of the time men saying that they're best friends with this girl that they have fallen head over heels for. They call it being 'friend zoned', but on the other hand you can see the same problem concurring with women who find it impossible to tell a close male friend that her feelings for her go far beyond just being friends. In a relationship
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I'm sure you have not only heard, but also used the famous phrase "opposites attract." The statement stands true not only in physics and chemistry, but also in relationships and friendships. We tend to be attracted to people with personalities that differ from ours, so life would be more interesting, and desire the opposite of what we have. A perfect example of this, is Sula and Nel, best friends from Toni Morrison's novel, "Sula", where the conventional ideas of good and evil are turned upside down. The two girls are like opposite sides of a magnet, strongly attracted toward one another and useless when split apart. Life puts their friendship to the test by toying with love and sex
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Friendship in Frankenstein
Friendship is one of the most common human desires found all over the world in every different type of people. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, this deep-seeded need is explored, especially as it manifests itself in the hearts of three great men. Captain Walden writes to his sister about the loneliness that he is experiencing on his journey at the very start of the book. Then, as the story progresses, a similar want can be found in Victor despite his tightly woven relationship with Henry Clerval. The Creature is constantly denied his lust for companionship demonstrates the horrible consequences of incessant loneliness. His amiable nature combined with
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there’s more to that story!" Of course she was right, but I always play dumb when the conversation turns to me. " I have no clue what you’re talking about?!" Cara may have been somewhat self-centered but she loved to hear the juicy stuff. I think that’s where we went wrong.
That night, while I confessed my deepest, darkest secrets, I discovered that the two of us really had changed, not only changed but grew a distance between us. Unfortunately, Cara was still stuck in the days of junior high where everything in life was a soap opera waiting for the big moment when Billy would discover that Jenny was sleeping with his older brother. I realized too late that our friendship dwindled
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To change the way of man's thinking may be more difficult than tochange the whole world. I know a girl who managed it. The girl whowanted to change the world and changed my view on life without herrealizing it. The girl has two sacred words .Panta rei. engraved on hertomb. We were an inseparable couple already from childhood, friends for lifeand death. We grew up together, shared good and bad times together,walked on the roofs of houses together, counted stars in the sky togetherand thought about rainbow chasing together. We went to the sameschool, to the same class, sat at the same desk.Eva was always there for me to lean on. We loved each other but not likelovers do, but like people who
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education, but the students without disabilities are learning about patience, empathy as exhibited by a preschooler, who, according to the paraprofessional, explained to an older sibling why a peer with a disability used a wheelchair as “that’s just how she gets around” (Downing and Peckham-Hardin, 2007, p. 22).
As teachers, parents, and paraeducators work together to provide opportunities for students with and without disabilities to interact and learn to accommodate, assimilate, appreciate and engage one another (Bentley, 2008, p. 549), authentic interaction will occur as all students experience the richness and joy of true friendship.
Bentley, J. C. (2008
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He closed his eyes as he softly touched her face. Thinking about the last time he had held her in his arms, it was in the car. They were coming home from her soccer game and they sat in the back seat and he held her. Everything between them was falling apart but he had to hold her one last time just to say goodbye. He could tell that she knew it was over but she didn't want to accept it. What started out, as a friendship had grown into a deep caring for each other, maybe to deep? He didn't know what would happen to them, they had promised to always be friends...but that wouldn't happen. He got out before things got to serious but he had hurt her in the process. The night they decided to be
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Beaches is a movie about best friends, C.C. Bloom (Bette Midler) and Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey) meet for the first time under the boardwalk at the age of 11-years-old. Bloom grew up in the Bronx of New York City with very little money and the belief that one day she would be rich and famous. Whitney came from money living in Appleton, California where she dreamed of one day not having to follow all her high society rules and of being free to make choices and decisions on her own. The two girls stay connected through letters until after their college years when they were final reunited in New York after Whitney runs away from her old life to pursue her dream of “freedom”. Bloom is
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risking a step forward so he was by her side. He didn’t care if she rejected him, he didn’t care if she didn’t trust him. He only did what he felt would protect her and he hated to think of the grisly things he had to keep from her.
“So you know?” the girl tried again, curiosity eating her up. Her mind was drawn back to earlier and the whispers she had caught, something about schizophrenia and leucotomy but both words were unfamiliar to her. She was finding that many things were unfamiliar to her. It was as if she was finally exposed to a side of the world her father had never let her see before. She wasn’t sure she liked it.
“Yes I do know.” The man said, looking over at the girl with pity
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, spilling intimate details of your life. She would try to defend you and praise you. You can always rely on her to do the right thing, to be there when it’s needed. (I am using female terms, because I am a girl, but God is not.)
She has your trust. Trust to share secrets, trust to tell on you if you got a problem, and trust to be honest when asking her opinion about anything.
And she is loving. A friend is someone sticking closer to you than a sibling. She loves you. And you love her. You two are close as siblings. She knows everything about you. Likewise, you know everything about her. They are like family. You would have no problem if they spent the night at your house. You know each other’s
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Friendship can be a very powerful experience; it can help people to overcome obstacles and can let you know that someone will always be there for you. For example, in the poem by Mathew Arnold, the power of friendship helps people get through tough times, also, in the myth, the power of a friendship illustrates that you can rely on a friend for help. Both authors use literary devices to convey their ideas.In the poem, the power of friendship is conveyed by the idea that friends can over come even the most horrible of circumstances if they have each other. Friendship can help deal with pain, struggle, confusions, ignorance, darkness, war, and hatred. Imagery is used to capture a severe
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mission.I strongly embrace you not to become victims of solitude. I provide you with someone to share time with, share the similarities and accept the differences. Someone to relate to, to laugh with, a shoulder to cry on and above all, I offer care and protection. Communication is a quality that fosters me. It motivates me and keeps me alive. On the other hand, lies discourage my interest. When I get old and rich, apart from knowing the simple daily circumstances, I would know the most personal experiences, secrets and dreams. These are bound by trust just as a long chain fastened with a lock.However, I do not bring about just joy and happiness but I can bring about tears and anger too. The latter
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life is lucky enough Friendship makes life thrilling. It makes life sweet and pleasant experience. Friendship is indeed, an asset in life. It can lead us to success or to doom. It all depends on how we choose our friends.True friendship is a feeling of love, sharing and caring. It is a feeling that someone understands and appreciates you as you are, without any exaggeration, flattery and pretensions It gives a feeling that you are 'wanted' and that you are 'someone' and not a faceless being in the crowd. A true friend stands by you through thick and thin. True friendship knows no boundaries or demarcations of caste, creed, race and sex.Friendship is both good and necessary. Man cannot live
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someone damaging for the society, but Chuck always supported and believed in him. Although Chuck was annoying at times, Thomas always protected him and treated him as his own younger brother. Chuck believed in Thomas's ability to lead them to safety, and saw Thomas as his closest friend. Thomas promises and ensures Chuck that he will make sure to help him reach his family so he can be home and sleep in his room like all the regular kids in the world. Towards the end of the story, when Thomas was about to be killed by a knife being thrown at him, his true friend Chuck dives in the way and sacrifices his life for Thomas. Chuck shows his loyalty and love towards his friend. Chucks friendship is
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Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein';
Through the exploration of value attached to friendship in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein';, it is found that Victor, Walton, and the monster each desire a companion to either fall back on during times of misery, to console with, or to learn from. During various periods throughout the novel, it is found that Victor depends heavily on friendship when tragedy occurs to keep him from going insane. Walton desires the friendship of a man to have someone who he can sympathize with. The sole purpose of the monster is to find a companion to learn from and not be a total outcast to society. None of
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friendships showed a lack of trust, which resulted into many tragic events. This negative quality is repeatedly found in the character of Othello. Shakespeare wrote the relationship between Othello and Cassio to be that of friendship that consists of loyalty and honesty. The conflict between these two characters arose as Iago plants seeds of doubt into Othello's mind about Desdemona's loyalty towards him.Othello's trust in his friend Cassio was like a thin thread. It was very easy for Iago to succeed in his evil plans, for there was a lack of trust in their friendship. Iago manipulates Othello into believing that his honest wife Desdemona is having an affair with the loyal lieutenant Cassio
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truly finds himself happy when accompanied by the eccentric Miss Sook and her dog, Queenie. The story follows Buddy, a young Capote, as he goes through the struggles of loneliness, envy, friendship, and empathy. Through these trials, with the aid of the old spinster, Miss Sook, Buddy matures and grows to learn about life lessons.
The unnatural childhood of Buddy is accurately represented by his own sense of isolation he feels in the world. With no children to play with around the rural neighborhood and no chance of fitting in at school with the bully, Odd, always looming over his shoulder, Buddy is an outcast. It is this air of isolation that brings him together with his far-elder cousin, Miss
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Canterbury where Henry had four barons murder him. It was a decision which Henry would regret and pay penance for the rest of his life. As Anouilh (8) notes in his introduction, this drama remains above all a tale of two friends "...for this drama of friendship between two men, between king and his friend, his companion in pleasure and work (and this is what had gripped me about the story), this friend whom he could not cease to love though he became his worst enemy the night he was named archbishop...."
The play is tragic in the sense that the inability of Becket to serve both God and King equally results in his murder at the hand of his friend. Becket is well aware that he cannot be
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Friendship in A Separate Peace
A Separate Peace is a story about two youths, Gene and Phineas,
growing up at a beautiful boys’ boarding school in New England. Set at
the background of the World War II, the friendship between them grows
as the peace in Devon School diminishes.
Gene and Phineas are like two poles of a magnet, opposite yet bound
together. Gene is academic, Finny is athletic; Gene is hard worker,
Finny is not; Finny is the extroverted leader and Gene is his
follower. Gene follows the rules, and Finny breaks them. Their
personalities and strengths are different and yet they are
“"It’s you pal," he said
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a friend rather than a good man?3 Similarly, should one accommodate a friend rather than many good men (or even the rest of society)? In holding back from the battle out of respect for his Achilleus’s wishes, Patroklos, who himself is a foremost commander of the Myrmidons, arguably accommodates his great friend, and by doing so, fails in the Aristotlean sense of friendship. He neither works towards the good of his friend, nor toward the general good.
Yet at the same time, it would seem like a betrayal of Homeric friendship for Patroklos to go against his friend’s wishes and attempt to change his mind about entering the battle especially when Achilleus believes that doing so would
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Friendship. Betrayal. What is the difference between these opposites? Friendship is an alliance that is founded upon trust. Friendship is very much analogous to a joint faith amid friends. Friends are individuals who socialize together and communicate with each other. Betrayal on the other hand, is more of a destroying a trust with remarks, actions, or thoughts. This ties in exceptionally well with the book, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, which integrates the duality concept of friendship as well as betrayal.In the book A Separate Peace, two friends, Gene and Phineas, are the sufferers of companionship and treachery. Friendship is exposed in the countless times that Finny referred to
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intermingle the two themes.In several chapters of Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle develops an original definition for "friendship." According to Aristotle, "We ought to wish for the good of our friend for the friend's sake...If the good will is on a reciprocal basis, it is friendship." This companionship can therefore be defined as the relationship between people who care about the general well being of each other. This mutual concern for the good of the other person is the glue that holds together their relationship. "We conclude, therefore, that to be friends men must have good will for one another, must each wish for the good of the other...and must each be aware of one another's good will." As a
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While girl friends are sitting around fireplaces gossiping, sharing recipes and talking about the latest fashion trend, boys are exchanging opinions on the new administration and forming great friendship that may well impact the future of the whole country. History has witnessed some of the greatest friendship between men. As a result, their friendships have been idealized as the embodiment of bravery and loyalty. In comparison, those cozy nights girls spends wrapped in the bonding of sisterhood seems both trivia and naïve. Although these stereotypes about men’s or women’s friendship are not completely true, there is no doubt that significant differences exist between friendships among men
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through words. The relationships between Conrad and Joe Lazenby, Conrad and Jeannine Pratt, and Conrad and Dr. Berger in Ordinary People; and Amanda and Jessie Eagan, Amanda and Laurel Smith, and Charlie and Sevrin Stafford in At Risk are excellent examples of how important friends are in times of distress. Friendship is also an important ingredient in our lives today.In Ordinary People, Joe Lazenby had always and will always be Conrad's true friend through good and bad times. Being Conrad's best friend, he cares about Conrad's feelings even when Conrad tries to avoid him. Jeannine Pratt helps Conrad escape from his depression and makes him feel important and needed. When Jeannine is crying
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Friendship - A Bond of Love and Hate
Sarah and I had a fight about two weeks ago. We hadn’t fought in a while so we were due for a battle. Sarah complained that a girl at my party was “talking about her,” and, obviously, if I was a real friend, I should have kicked her out. Funny thing is I wouldn’t have kicked the girl out even if I had known that she was talking about Sarah. This, in turn, caused Sarah to tell that she hated me and never wanted to speak to me again. And, before you know it, we were the stars of our own episode of (insert title of melodramatic television show here). I started running around my house, idiotic and drunk, proclaiming that Sarah was the stupidest bitch
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When you were still in the kindergarten, friends were the people who romped about with you, played mischievous tricks upon everyone. When you were getting bigger, perhaps at primary school, friends were the people who helped you in your homework, who sung with you at the school choir. Had you forgotten them? Had you betrayed them? Are you a good friend to your friends? A true friend would always tell you the truth, be you best partner when you need him, most of all, support you.
It is not right to act suspiciously in front of your friends. Not long ago, my friends were very busy planning a birthday surprise for me. They stopped talking when I drew near and whispered when I was within
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what are friends have to say, but listening is really important. Listening shows that you value their friendship. Some friends only talk about themselves and never listen to your problems; that is not a good friend. Listening to each other helps you learn about the person as it shows character and tells that person you can count on them. In addition, being a kind friend is when you always want what is best for them. Some friends get jealous or annoyed when you do well and that is not a true friend. You want friends that show they care and do not resent your achievements. A good friend sees good in your accomplishments; because of this they will not want you to do poorly and will always be
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“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies” (Aristotle). How can this happen when two characters are so different? How can they be similar? Dallas Winston and Johnny Cade from S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders have a connection deemed unlikely because of their extensive differences. While each being divergent from one another, their similarities come into play as to why they care so much for one another. Their differences stretch amongst a wide variety, but along with those differences comes their similarities.
Differences among Dally and Johnny are not hard to come by. To begin, Johnny is the most law abiding of the group. He always follows the law. This continues
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The Epic of Gilgamesh is a historic story of the king of Uruk, Gilgamesh. The story depicts the short lived friendship of Gilgamesh and Enkidu. The story begins as Shamat the harlot seduces Enkidu and convinces him to go to the city of Uruk and meet Gilgamesh. From that moment on, the two were very close. They planned a trip to the forest of cedars to defeat the monster known as Humbaba so that Gilgamesh could show his power to the citizens of Uruk. However, Enkidu tried “vainly to dissuade” (18) Gilgamesh in going to the forest. Despite Enkidu’s plead, the two continued on their voyage to the forest where Humbaba lives. Once they arrived, they found the monster and killed him.
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All four writers, Aristotle, Cicero, Montaigne, and Emerson discuss the importance of male friendship, and all four characters make statements about the superiority of friendship above other associations. However, the tone, the interpretation of friendship, and manner of rhetoric is influenced by the translation of the individual writer’s culture.
Aristotle uses a rather categorical approach to friendship. By making strict delineations and then using examples, he establishes a rather strict definition of friendship that is created along lines of social class. He argues, among other things, that friendship must be between similarly virtuous men of equal standing. In addition, the purest
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about. Therefore, without friends whatever success or material goods gained will lose their meaning. Moreover, nobody will choose to live without friends even if he has all the other good things. "For without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods..." (Nicomachean Ethics-Book VIII: http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.8.viii.html). For Aristotle, ethics is "the art of living well." One can only live well by having friends, since friendship provides the ideal conditions for the pursuit of success in life. For example, friends can provide motivation, encouragement, good suggestions and recommendations, and possibly even financial support. Most often people
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acts were wrong, Hassan
showed his true friendship by rescuing Amir from embarrassment.
We always say something about friendship, while we want to stay for a
longer period of time with someone. But does this mean that we want to
be friends with each other? Testing your friend?s loyalty in order to
see how faithful they are is a fine idea, but when you get carried
away it can cause negative feelings and possibly a loss of friendship.
A real friend is not only a speaking mouth, but also a helping hand,
and sometimes even a shoulder that you can depend on. A real
friendship must be tested by a long period, sometimes for ten or more
years. And of course, friendship can be promoted onto a higher level,
such as love. If you both have love for each other, you will make good
friendship. Amir?s ideal true friend was staring at him in the face
all the time but it took a while for him to realize that Hassan was
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