LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

There is nothing quite like a strong, unbreakable bond between two friends. Friendship plays an important role in heroics and the overcoming of flaws in individuals. In most literature friendship is the key theme. It brings the heroes to their triumph. Not all victories can be won alone; to reach success you may need the help of a friend. Just like a friendship, a relationship with a bond of love is just as unbreakable, if not more. What heroes will do for love does not always make sense, because love does not make sense, but they will risk all that they have, and that they are for love. Love and friendship are emotional, sporadic, and beyond all, powerful.

Gilgamesh and Enkidu defeat Humbaba. Here it shows two great friends with a strong bond, work together to defeat a mighty guardian of the Forest of Cedar, Humbaba. They have to work together to defeat their quest. In Tablet V, Humbaba says to them, "I will slit the throat and gullet of Gilgamesh, I will feed his flesh to the locust bird, ravening eagle and vulture!" (41). After the threat Gilgamesh attacks,and with the support of Enkidu he smotes Humbaba in his neck with his sword. Victory for the team of Gilgamesh and Enkidu.
God, a being that has a strong relationship with most people in this world. Whoever your god may be, or however many you may have, there is a powerful relationship between god and the human believer. I chose this because some people have such a strong relationship with god, it is who they turn to in times of tragedy, and times of triumph. They can count on God to be there in times of desperation and ask him for a helping hand. This is connected to Socrates because he believes in what his God is telling him to do, and with that he does not turn away from his sentence of death. He stays true to himself, his God, and what he believes in.
In this picture Eve is handing Adam the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam knowing that he is forbidden from doing so, as God told him to never eat from it, still takes the fruit and eats it. "When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it", Genesis 3. He trusts his wife Eve that all will be ok for sting the fruit. After doing so they become cursed by God. Adam loves his wife and has a strong relationship with her so he trusts her. He was told not to eat it but didn't anyway because because the love and connection with his wife was stronger than what he knows not to do. People do the wrong things for love all the time and this is a great example of it. Between god and his wife, he chose his wife showing the strength of their relationship.
Jesus would come to the Mount of Olives several times to pray while he was in the vicinity of Jerusalem. There is where it is said that he blessed his disciples and was taken up to the heavens. People would follow him and watch him pray, waiting for him to finish so they may ask questions of teachings and for help. He is capable of healing all, such as blindness, disease, sins and sicknesses. Examples of his teachings are “You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother”(18), this was to inherit eternal life. His followers and people like these, as well as his disciples, were very loyal to him. Unfortunately there was one disciple that broke his loyalty and betrayed Jesus. Otherwise these people stayed strong with him and believed in him when all was lost and needed guidance. It is difficult to find the relationship these followers had with him. This ties into my theme because the friendship and strength between Jesus and his followers was one so strong it is nearly impossible to see again. Some were against him because of this, there is always someone out there that does not like having less authority. And so he was eventually killed. Besides that, the point is, more people loved and obeyed him because of the trust and help they found in him. He was seen as amazing, and as said, he was seen as "the king of the Jews."(23)
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