Essay on Friendship in English

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    Summary of the reading Jane English was a philosophy professor at the University of North Carolina. She believes that we have two types of relationships and they are reciprocity relationships and friendship relationships. She also makes us understand the “duties of friendships” and that “favors do create debts.” When you ask for a favor from someone and they help you out you are entering a debt, because if they later come back and ask you for a favor, you will feel compelled to do it because they did you a favor when you asked. However, when you are friends with someone, both of you share the same amount of sacrifice “but friendship is characterized by mutuality rather than reciprocity” (English 761). For example, you always give your friend a ride to work but one day you get caught up in the middle of something important, you should not drop what you are doing to give him a ride because he will understand. And that is why English gives us the difference between favors and friendship “friendship do not require equal sacrifices and the duties of friendship ends when the friendship ends” (English 761-762). She argues that grown children have no “filial obligations” to their parents. When she was asked, “what do grown children owe their parent?” (English 759) she clearly stated…

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    Mario Puzo once said,“ The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.” As human beings, we are always perceived as deceitful and mendacious creatures who are incapable of being loyal or honest. Sometimes we believe that we are faithful to one another, however, we choose to be faithful as an act of selfishness. But at other times, we are faithful to one in order to maintain our promise of friendship. I believe that loyalty is a powerful force that can…

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    glorifies the platonic love of a friend. Friendship is a powerful and essential aspect to understanding the connection writers have to their community and the way that society affects their work. In particular, Katherine Philips devotes herself to her friends through her writing and often creates Neoplatonic pieces specifically for female writers in the Society of Friendship. Philips is adamant that sexual love is not the absolute expression of love, but that true friendship is the testament of…

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    from their deepest secrets to their greatest joy, and their greatest hopelessness, a friend is someone with whom one shares everything. “Friend” means different things to different people; it is something that has to be experienced to be understood. The definition of friend has especially changed in recent years, due to social media sites, such as Facebook; people are making “friends” that they have never had face to face contact with, compared to the traditional definition of friends…

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    in their current society, in this novel. It is a story of two entirely different nations; the British, who currently control all of India, and Indians have no choice but to deal with their captors, who put aside their differences to form a life changing bond and develop a lifelong friendship with each…

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    One day, Tessa’s freshman year of college, she was sitting in her English 201 class. Tessa is an 18-year-old who graduated high school in May of 2016. She is now striving to obtain a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at South Dakota State University. She has always been close with her family. However, in the months approaching the beginning of college, Tessa grew a bit distant from everyone. As Tessa entered her first year of college she would soon learn to appreciate the relationships she has…

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    Kierstin Flint Mrs. Atnip English 2 Period 2 2 November 2015 Friendship A Relationship in One During a lifetime friendships are the most important bond that people can form. These friendships are alive throughout all generations and we use the skills we learn to continue making new relationships. Throughout the novel, A Separate Peace, the author, John Knowles, displays the good things about close friendships but also the hardships that often occur. Gene and Finny, two boys that attend…

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    As stated in The Outsiders, “He stuck up for the gang and kept his mouth shut good around cops.” This shows how gangs or social groups stick up for each other and are trustworthy. They do not seem as bad as others perceive it. Social friendship is beneficial for anyone and it is necessary. It is like fish needing to water strive to higher places. In other words, fish need water and people need friendship. Social groups are more beneficial than they are harmful to a person. Such as having people…

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    The lack of significant friendships in both books gives a second example of how relationships become diluted in the aftermath of death. Repeatedly throughout “Catcher in the Rye”, Holden claims to want a separation from other people and to spend time by himself, yet he constantly seeks out companionship. Though the reader only gets to know Holden over a few day span, he spends a large majority of the time pursuing any and all forms of camaraderie, despite his saying otherwise. He seeks out…

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    have sparked my hope for a large family; experiencing death made me treasure the relationships I held and sparked a craving for other unconditional love. Children are not the only way I aspire to find support. I have a tendency to shut people out, which I hope will not last me my lifetime. As an adult I want to be someone who is social in numerous aspects of life. Having friends allows for companionship with someone who is at a similar stage in life as you. Children are a good source of…

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