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  • Aristotle's Examination Of Friendship In Nicomachean Ethics
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    Throughout Aristotle's examination of friendship in Nicomachean Ethics, he refers to the friendship between a parent and a child in a number of different ways. Aristotle believes that there are three different kinds of friendship. One type is a friendship based on the use one friend has for anther. In this case, two people are friends because they give an advantage to the other or serve some useful purpose. An example of this would be a person who is friends with someone because he is popular or...
  • True Test Of Friendship
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    Critical Lens: Loyalty is the test of a true friendship A true friendship is filled with though times, during these times loyalty is expressed and you learn who your true friends are. Life is all about ups and downs, the highs are high but the lows are even lower. Friends are the only things close enough to hold your feet to the ground and their loyalty is the sobering force in an otherwise hectic world. Both William Shakespeare's Hamlet and J. D Salinger's Catcher in the Rye show that loyalty i...
  • Theme Of Loneliness To The Reader
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    Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men' cannot accurately be compared in effectiveness of its themes with the movie Rainman. The importance of each theme differs in both- in Steinbeck's novel, loneliness is the most dominant theme, and in Rainman the major theme is friendship. Levinson and Steinbeck both do a brilliant job at showing the major themes in both materials to the greatest of their potential, and the minor themes are somewhat overpowered because of this. One extremely clever way that Stei...
  • John Grady Cole And Lacey
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    During adolescence, friends bring an intimate quality of support that can't be provided by any adult. In the novel "All the Pretty Horses", by Cormac McCarthy, John Grady Cole and Lacey Rawlins illustrate characteristics of a typically strong and supportive friendship but at some points also show some weaknesses. One prominent point in the novel where a good friendship is needed is at the jail. At a point when a person is faced with fear and death all around, they need a good friend they can tru...
  • Pleasurable Friendship
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    In Nicomachea n Ethics, Aristotle tells us that there are three types of friendships; the useful, the pleasurable, and the perfect. In this paper, I am going to try to show why the pleasurable friendship is the worst kind to have, and of course why the perfect friendship would be the best. 'Now those who love each other for their utility do not love each other for themselves but in virtue of some good which they get form each other. ' (Nic. Ethics Bk. 8: 3) Among my extremes of the pleasurable a...
  • Level Of Satisfaction Of The Film
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    In the film Fried Green Tomatoes, directed ny Jon Avnet, aspects such as humour and the themes of death and friendship greatly contributedto the overall level of satisfaction of the film. Humour was an important aspect of the film as it aided in the development of the film's ideas of friendship and death. One humourous event included the apparent death of Ninny. When Evelyn hears the news of her death, her initial reaction was very emotional and set a sad atmosphere. But, as she realises the mis...
  • Friendships With Actual Friends
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    "Friendliness is simply the joy of sharing without conditions, without expectations, with no desire that something should be returned- not even gratefulness". (Friendship 1). Many believe that to know friendship is to know a special kind of joy. In the dictionary, friendship is described as a person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. Even though there are many meanings of the word friendship there are only two kinds of friendship, good and bad. Also, many different people have demonstrated the p...
  • Frank Conroy And William Maxwell Show
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    Frank Conroy and William Maxwell show exceptional examples of what childhood friendships may have consisted of many years ago. Within Passage I, Frank Conroy displays how a relationship can be formed between two people who have just meet and yet still have the deep relationship that is usually only acquired by people who have had a relationship for many years. William Maxwell explains how a simple playmate can be even more significant than ever thought to be. No matter how silent the playmate is...
  • Leo Act In Ways
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    English Essay Stargirl Chris Rutigliano by Jerry Spinelli Leo Bor lock was an average High School kid until Stargirl came to Mica High. Different was the best way to describe her. She dressed different, acted different and didn't care what anyone thought about her. She sang to kids at lunch, handed out cookies and carried around a pet rat. It made everyone uneasy, they thought she couldn't be real. Then she brings out a school spirit that wasn't there before and becomes popular and liked by all,...
  • Only Reason Sir
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    Friendship is all about recognizing who everyone's real friends are, and how they contribute to their life. If people have a real friendship they must be able to trust their friends, and make them a part of their everyday life. Some friends remain with us through thick and thin, and others only stay for a couple of months. Friendships are based on the love, and thoughtfulness being shared through two or more people. Those moments, and memories will never be forgotten. In this play, William Shake...
  • Billy Jo Cosby
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    Melissa Franco An influential person in my life July 12, 2003 My best friend Billy Jo Cosby There are many ways to define Billy Jo. Cosby, my best friend, a daughter, a mother, and a wife. We are both special and unique, yet we share a common connection. What bonds us is our mutual experiences; of loving and learning; feeling the tenderness of love; forgoing lifelong friendships; pursuing a chosen career; giving birth to new life; juggling the responsibilities of job and family, and more. The da...

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