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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tried, tested and ok?

When i started planning this blog, the first thought which came to my mind was Byron's words about his friend John Hobhouse, while dedicating the fourth canto of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage to the latter.

"... A friend often tried and tested, Android  never found wanting."

This simple dedication speaks volumes of their friendship, and reflects the essence of this relationship most splendidly.

Here I shall revisit the fabulous tales of comradeship, and see how they fare in the face of adversities that tested their worth:

Peter Parker and Harry Osbourne have already been analysed in this light and so I won't fiddle with them again here. Their friemfdhip passes with distinction, and spiderman is one lucky guy to have such lovely people around. None the less, Peter and Harry are one of the most awe-inspiring pair of friends in fiction.

Brutus and Caesar:
It is very complicated to just classify this pair as victors or not in the test of time. Yes, Brutus failed Caesar. But he didnt do it for personal gain or revenge. He loved his friend, but loved his country more, and went truth was revealed repented the most.

His failing was in not trusting his friend enough, not testing his friend before reaching a verdict, and not even giving his friend a chance to mend or explain. Caesar trusted him even on to his death.

This friend fails the test but they friendship still retains its essence in its history, and there's still glory in both loving each other to the end.

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