Confessions of St. Augustine: Friendship

Confessions of St. Augustine

Mariajose Gracia
Literature 10A
October 31, 2017
Chesterton Academy
Miss Eby

In The Confessions of St. Augustine, written by St. Augustine of Hippo, the main character, Augustine, has many friends. One of those is named Alypius. Alypius was once was a student but eventually became a close friend of Augustine. He searched for the truth with Augustine since the beginning; including looking for the nature of good and evil. He also prevented Augustine from marrying so they could keep searching for ...

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storms into the garden because he is in rage, yet Alypius comes in and is with him while he cries. In their search for truth, unfortunately, Alypius follows Augustine into Manicheanism. Even though they both turn to Manicheanism, Alypius positively influences him in the way that he keeps pushing him to search for truth.
Alypius prevented Augustine from marrying so that they could continue their search for truth. Augustine's mother wants to see him settled down, so she plans to get him married. So, Augustine becomes engaged to a 10 year old. Alypius doesn't like this because then Augustine won't have any leisure time to continue deepening their "love of wisdom". If he had gotten married, Augustine would not have been able to keep searching for truth because he would have started a family and would've had no free time. Augustine and Alypius both had bad vices, but completely different types. For Alypius it was violence and for Augustine lust. Alypius was a chaste man as he had ...

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