December 29th, 2013

bookworm

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I'm putting together my syllabus for the spring and am looking for either a short story or a fairly self-contained movie or TV clip, no longer than 5-7 minutes, on the nature of friendship. We'll be talking about Aristotle on friendship (NE Bk 8) and what it means to be a true friend So either a situation involving someone who's not being a good friend. (On Aristotle's view, friends are people who wish their friend well because of the friend's character, not because they're fun to be around or you get some benefit from being friends, but because you recognize the person is worth knowing and treating well because they're good.

Anyone have any suggestions? So far I've used moments fro Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, House M.D. and both DS9 and VOY, along with a handful of short stories and selections from novels. So I'm willing to consider anything, but those are the bits genres the class will be used to working with. Any sugestions?