Essay about Friendship, The Value And Justification Of Friendship

1314 Words Nov 10th, 2015 6 Pages
Friendship is a type of relationship based on the personal relations that are grounded in each friend’s interest and self-benefit. My paper will be about the nature of friendship, the value and justification of friendship, and today’s view of friendship. I am not only writing this paper for a grade, but also for a better understanding of friendships in my own. By studying sources from Hobbes and the Haudenosaunee, I will be discussing different types of friendships that I have experienced. My point will be that friendship is undoubtedly important to our lives and it is an institution that has changed over time. My paper is important to readers because it will have them questioning friendships in their own life whether it is just a mutual caring, intimacy, or shared interest and whether there is such thing as failed friendships.
Haudenosaunee is the general term instead of “Iroquois.” The word “Iroquois” is not a Haudenosaunee word. Iroquois was derived from a French version of a Huron Indian name that was applied to their ancestors and today considered derogatory, meaning “Black Snakes.” Haudenosaunee means “People building a prolonged house” or more commonly referred to as “People of the Long House.” Today this means that those who support the traditions, beliefs, values and authority of the Confederacy are to be know as Haudenosaunee. The Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy follows the Great Law which is their founding constitution. The Haudenosaunee are one of the oldest…

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