The Four Loves - Friendship: Pages 57-72 Summary & Analysis

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Friendship: Pages 57-72 Summary and Analysis

Lewis says that many people believe friendship to be the least important of all the kinds of love. He says there is little emphasis placed on friendship by the modern writers. Most people will admit that man does need some friends, but the fact that they are making an admission rather than stating a fact tends to belittle the relationship. Most of those people aren't talking about true friendship. People can live without friendship, making it the least natural of the loves. He says that fact has lessened the focus on friendships from days gone by. He points out a change of attitude—that friends have become something to "fill in the chinks" rather than being the "main course of life's banquet." One reason for that change is that leaders become nervous when small groups of...

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