Two Types Of Friendships Between Two People Essays

982 Words Apr 5th, 2016 4 Pages
According to Aristotle there are three types of friendships that exist between two people, although not all of them are equal, they are all good. The first is friendship based on utility, the second is based on pleasure and the third type is friendship is based on goodness. E.M. Forster Where Angels Fear to Tread, shows us a story where we see Aristotle’s three different types of friendship. Friendship is a necessity in our lives. It is a mutual relationship of goodness between two people. Without friendship there really is no way to live, a person needs a companion socially, emotionally and to have a bond with someone. Each one wants what is best for one another. “Nobody would choose to live without friends even if he had all the other good things” (The Nicomachean Ethics 200). Friendship based on utility are those that love each other not for their qualities and for them as a person but it is love where you get benefit from each other or you can help each other out in some way. They may only keep each other company because they feel they will get some benefit or take advantage of each other in some way. The second type of friendship that exists between two people according to Aristotle is friendship based on pleasure. This friendship is where both people are in a relationship because of their looks, good qualities; you enjoy spending time with them. This is mostly between people at a young age because their feelings are always changing just like what pleases them changes.…

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