Friendship In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

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Friendships can last a lifetime. Some bonds are made spontaneously and end up being the most valuable relationships of all. Either way, great friends are always there when they are needed most. During times of stress or when nothing seems to be going right friends are always there to lend a helping hand. Friendships are most important during times of peril.
Some relationships begin during unfortunate events, but create a bond that lasts forever. In Tim O 'Brien 's The Things They Carried he uses telegraphic sentences to show an unspoken bond between Jimmy Cross and himself. Years after the war Jimmy Cross and Tim O 'Brien meet up and O 'Brien says that he wants to write a book about what happened in the war and Cross supports this idea, except
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In the book Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston uses tone to portray Janie feeling nervous yet trustful. After Janie came back home after being gone with so many different men everyone was ridiculing her except for her best friend, Pheoby, who came to welcome her and didn 't pressure her to talk about what happened:" 'Pheoby, we been kissin '-friends for twenty years, so Ah depend on you for a good thought. And Ah 'm talking to you from dat standpoint. ' Time makes everything old so the kissing, young darkness became a monstropolous thing while Janie talked," (Hurston, 65). The words Janie uses and how she speaks conveys her nervous feeling. She has gone through a tramatic experience with her love life and is not really sure how to talk about it, yet she still feels comfortable confiding in Pheoby. She trusts Pheoby more than anyone and knows she will always be there for her no matter how many years they may spend apart. By making the tone of this part more nervous Hurston shows that Janie feels the eyes of the whole town on her and almost feels ashamed of what she had gone through. The tone Hurston uses also shows the unbreakable friendship Pheoby and Janie have created. Even after the whole town is condemning Janie 's actions Pheoby still goes to her because she knows that all Janie needs is someone there to listen. The way Janie explains her and Pheoby’s friendship shows how much …show more content…
Mark Twain uses diction in his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to convey Huckleberry 's feelings toward Tom Sawyer. The widow who took Huck in talks about heaven and hell and is says that she has to fix Huck so he can go to heaven. Huck then asks if Tom would be there and she said no, so he said he didn 't want to be somewhere Tom wasn 't: "I asked her if she reckoned Tom Sawyer would go there, and she said not by a considerable sight. I was glad about that because I wanted him and me to be together," (Twain, 3). Even after all this change in Huck’s life he still finds solace in Tom. He cannot bear the idea of not being with him. Twain’s diction proves this point. Huck uses words such as “glad” while describing not going to heaven. Many people, especially during this time period, are excited to go to heaven, but Huck is excited to not go just because it meant he could be with Tom. He also uses the word “together” which shows that he wants to be with Tom. Huck values his and Tom’s friendship so much that he would go to great lengths to stay with him; if Huck feels stressed or that he needs help, he finds guidance in Tom. This is so amazing since they are young boys but they have created a bond that will last them a lifetime. Friends can be the most helpful during difficult times and without them is when one sees how painful the world is without

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