The Importance Of Friendship In The Great Gatsby

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Time is Limited Surely, everyone is fond of the idea of friendship. In fact, to most people living on this Earth believe that friends are the most important part of their lives. In a friendship there will be times that one will laugh or one will be furious at you. You must learn to move past these tough times and cherish the moments you have together because one never knows when they will die. It can happen in an instant or years from now, but learn to always love a man before he is gone. In the novel The Great Gatsby written by Scott Fitzgerald there is a quote that says “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” This quote relates to the theme of the novel and also has a personal connection…show more content…
He was the first friend I ever made at Edgar Martin middle school. We were friends sixth and seventh grade but then he left the school and I never asked why nor did I ever check on him. The next year i was told that Parker has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer. I could not believe that this could happen to one of my friends. We thought he would get through this as he fought this deadly condition. He went into remission and we thought that he would be okay, but soon the lymphoma came back and it was stronger than ever before. Soon after he passed away on January 4th, 2014. I never showed him how much I loved and cared about him as a friend, because, frankly, I did not think this would happen to him nor did any of his other friends. It has been a little over three years now without him. Although he is gone, we still love him and are fighting his fight for him by raising money to send towards cancer research. All of his friends also have wristbands in rememberance of Parker so he will always be by our side no matter where we are. I have not taken it off in almost a year so Parker will never leave my side. We yearn today because we did not properly show our love for him until he is

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