What kind of view of friendship does Montaigne describe in his essay

What kind of view of friendship does Montaigne describe in his essay

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What kind of view of friendship does Montaigne describe in his essay “Of Friendship”? Montaigne offers a distinct view on what he calls complete and true friendship in “Of Friendship”. He says that when one is friends with another their souls are not only connected, but mesh and swirl around into one another. Each person involved gives themselves to the friendship one hundred percent, and vice versa allowing this epic bond to be created. This friendship, Montaigne says, cannot be doubled or shared
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Unformatted text preview: with any other. There will always be the greater friend that takes precedent over all other friends and acquaintances in times of need. Unlike the relationships between brothers, that can often include rivalry, or father’s where there is a dominant role, Montaigne’s “true friendship” is an equal and absolute bond between two people. This true friendship requires the entire devotion of one to the other in order to create a relationship of utmost trust and love....
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