There must be a reason that all men fall from their idealized state of childhood, into the cynical and disillusioned state of adults. As children, men are free from worry and hardship. They love and care for one another with no thought of jealousy or treachery. According to Polixenes in "A Winter's Tale", this entire state of being comes to a screeching halt upon the introduction of women to a man's world. Hermonie tosses this argument away with little concern, it is not her, or any woman's, fault that friendship fades and all people grow older and more concerned with responsibility and family than with maintaining past relationships.
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