A Christmas Memory Analysis

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A quote from Author Truman Capote “Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.” Buddy, from A Christmas Memory, has one friend, his distant cousin, and is loyal and kind to her all the time. Like the quote, Buddy does not have many other friends and is very friendly with the one friend he has. Jimmy and Bob’s friendship starts to deteriorate, because they don’t spend enough time each other.
Capote introduces the theme of friendship in the beginning of the story “A Christmas Memory” by letting his cousin call him Buddy, even though that’s not his real name. In the story “After Twenty Years,” also introduces the theme of friendship in the beginning of the story when Bob waits for Jimmy, Bob explained he and Jimmy had planned to see each other for twenty years and they were best friends. Buddy is best friends with his distant cousin. They have a problem with money but they both love one thing, Christmas. Buddy is seven while his cousin is her sixties. They share the joy of baking fruit cakes together and they will do anything to get the ingredients for the cakes. In “After Twenty Years,” Bob is waiting in the meeting place he planned to see Jimmy again after twenty years. Bob explains to the police officer that he has not seen Jimmy for twenty years and is very excited to see him again. In the story “A Christmas Memory,” the text says “She calls me Buddy, in

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