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Watch the movie clip and have a discussion about friends and friendship.
1. What do you think makes a good friend?
A good friend is one who is loyal, considerate and honest …
2. What can a friend give?
A friend can give help, pleasure, company …
Little Vivi: glass] [pouring something from a jar into a
This is the blood of our people, the
wolf people, the alligator people, and the moon Little
strength to women from which we gain our
rule all worlds.
[HandsVivi: glass to Little Teensy. Little Teensy shakes head no.]
Its ok. It’s just chocolate.
Teensy Melissa Whitman: I declare you, Princess-Naked-As-A-Jaybird.
[turns to Little Necie]
Necie Rose Kelleher: I declare you,
Singing Cloud. And I: Viviane Joan
hereby and forever Queen Dancing
[pulls a knife out of a shield]
Little Vivi: Now, wait just one second ... I don’t think we should be cutting ourselves with that
[nicks her hands with knife and passes it down to
We are the flames of fires, the whirling
me, I declare we are the mighty Ya-ya priestesses. Let no men put us under.
Now our blood flows through each other as it’s done for all eternity. Loyal forever. Raise our voices in the words of Mumbo Gumbo … YA-YA!
All little Ya-Yas:
English Quotes about Friendship:
-Tell me what company thou keepst, and I’ll tell thee what thou art.
－ Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist -My friends are my estate.
－ Emily Dickinson, American
-My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
－ Henry Ford, American
-The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
－ Ralph Waldo Emerson, American
-True happiness consists not in the multitude of
Audiovisual supplement friends, but in their worth and choice.
－ Samuel Johnston, American
-Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
－ Cicero, Roman author, orator and politician -Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
－ George Washington, First president of
-The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
－ Mark Twain, American humorist, novelist, short story author
Chinese Sayings about Friendship:
-Keep good men company and you shall be of the number. -亲兄弟，明算账。
-Even reckoning makes long friends.
-Birds of a feather flock together.
-A hedge between keeps friendship green.
-A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near.
-Isn’t it great when friends visit from distant places?
Gender Patterns in Friendship
Female friendships are often seen as having elements of intimacy and support. Women typically describe their friendships in terms of closeness and emotional attachment. What characterizes friendships between women is the willingness to share important feelings, thoughts, experiences, and support. Women devote a good deal of time and intensity of involvement to friends.
Friendships between women, more so than between men, are broad and less likely to be divided. Cultural information
Unlike women, men are typically