Friendship Essay by Kerry

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Something that is easily classified as invaluable is friendship. Friendship is often seen in literature. In Princess Academy, Things Not Seen and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, there are many instances where characters show the traits of being a friend.

             In the book Princess Academy, Miri is a good friend to many people. First of all, she offers to be someone’s friend, even though they are almost a stranger. Miri walked right up to Britta and asked her if she would like to join her on a walk. Britta had been standing alone and seemed startled to be addressed, but went with Miri anyway. Miri had seen her lonely expression and was friendly when she went to greet her. Next, Miri never leaves anyone behind, friend or foe. When Miri was leading all the girls in an escape, she made sure that all of the girls were safely out of the academy before climbing out the window after them. She made sure that she was only putting herself in danger. Finally, Miri is never judgmental. She said, “The lowlanders are not so much different from us mountain folk.” Miri realized that Britta was a lowlander, but her attitude towards Britta did not change.  In conclusion, Miri showed kindness and loyalty to many people.

            In the book Things Not Seen, Bobby and Alicia share a great friendship. First of all, even though Alicia is blind, Bobby looks past that. Alicia said “No one really talks to me now that I’m blind. They mostly just avoid me.” In Contrast, Bobby is willing to talk to Alicia, even though not many other people do. Also, Bobby understands Alicia’s disability more than anyone else because his invisibility is a bit like blindness,   except opposite; people can’t see you but you can see them. With Bobby there with her, Alicia can go past some limits of being blind and by her self. Bobby is smart because he handles being invisible while being in public with Alicia. First of all, he was right to ease her into the fact that he was invisible. If he had shouted it out as soon as he met her, who either have frightened her, scared her confused her or all three, there would not be a good friendship in the future. Also, he never put her in danger when they were around other people that did not know he was there. In conclusion, Bobby and Alicia have a very strong friendship.

            In Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, Harry, Ron and Hermione are friends in many ways. First, when Ron came looking for an apartment to ride in on the train, Harry didn’t falter to welcome him. “‘Anyone sitting here?’ asked Ron, pointing to the seat opposite Harry. ‘Everywhere else is full’ Harry shook his head and gave Ron a welcoming smile.” Just a single act of kindness to a stranger can result in a great friendship. Also, even though Harry and Ron did not like Hermione at first they still saved her from a terrible fate. As it says at the end of the exiting chapter in which Harry and Ron performed their heroic task,  “But from that moment on, Hermione Granger was their friend. There are some things in life you can’t go through without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.” There act of bravery saved a life and earned them a new friend. Finally, when Harry was in trouble, Ron and Hermione had to take a stand against who they thought was behind it, Professor Snape. “Reaching Snape, Hermione pulled out her wand, whispered a few, well chosen words and fled from the scene. But the job had been done for bright blue flames had appeared on the hem of Snape’s cloak. Meanwhile, Harry’s broom had stopped jerking around in the air.” Hermione could have gotten in deep trouble for using magic on a teacher, but that’s the kind of thing one would do for a friend. In conclusion, there is a very strong bond in that trio.

            Friendship is the most precious thing two people can have. Princess Academy, Things Not Seen and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone all contain powerful examples of friendship. In Princess Academy, Miri is loyal, kind and never judgmental. In Things Not Seen, Bobby and Alicia are smart, understanding and caring. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, Harry, Ron and Hermione are brave, loyal and open minded.  A true friendship can not be ended, but this essay would have had to come to a close sooner or later.

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