Trust is the one of the most important aspects of our daily life, and we all know how much we need solid friendships to thrive. It is for that reasons that friendship and trust are the themes that were singled out in the pieces of literature that we have read over the course of the year. The Odyssey shows not quite genuine friendship, but it shows a great example of general friendship and trust. To Kill A Mockingbird had multiple relationships and interactions including the following; Jem and Scout, Scout and Dill, Scout and Boo Radley, and that sense of trust and well being between Atticus and Tom Robinson. Romeo and Juliet is sort of a given as an example of this theme but it adds even more to the equation, it adds love. Lastly, 12 Angry Men showed a lot of trust. In the way that the young boy must trust the Jurors to judge fairly, and how all of the other jurors must trust Juror 8's theories of innocence for the defendant. Although these four stories share different types of friendship and trust it is still just as important of a theme in all of them.
The Odyssey has been dated back as far as the ninth century B.C., yet still friendship and trust seemed to have been just as important. Arguably the most famous quote from the book is, “There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as husband and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends” (Unknown). This quote is read at weddings all the time because of what it represents. It not only represents a Good 2
perfect example of a Christian marriage, but it represents true trust and friendship as well. This second quote was said by the great Odysseus just after he heard word of his comrades being transformed into animals by a goddess At that report I slung my hefty bronze blade
Of my silver-studded sword around my shoulder,
Slung my bow on too and told our comrade,
‘Lead me back by the same way that...