The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien And Their Eyes Were Watching God

1687 Words Sep 8th, 2015 7 Pages
Friendship: a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. True friendship is so loosely defined that even a dictionary definition is not truly correct, as a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people can relate to unfriendly situations that are both mutual, as well. Having true friendship and love are both defined through the eyes of the beholder, yet there are specific parts that make up each situation. In the novels The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Huston, friendship and romance are themes that constantly follow throughout both novels. In The Things They Carried, the narrator shares many different war stories with the reader, each of which features its own specific plot. However, one of the recurring themes throughout this novel is friendship. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, the reader learns about the story of a woman named Janie who marries three men and begins learning what true love and companionship is as the story progresses. While most relationships revolve just having an everyday, ordinary friend who one will eventually grow apart from, these novels teach what true friendship and true love really is and how difficult it is to achieve that. In both The Things They Carried and Their Eyes Were Watching God, O’Brien and Hurston demonstrate to the reader what true love and friendship is through the experiences that the narrators of the novels go through, and prove how these true…

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