Horton Hears a Who!
by Dr. Seuss
Horton Hears a Who! Friendship Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
"My friend," came the voice, "you're a very fine friend.
You've helped all us folks on this dust speck no end." (59-60)
What is it that makes Horton and the Whos friends? It sure isn't that they share an interest in reality TV. Is it loyalty? Camaraderie? Necessity?
"You're safe now. Don't worry. I won't let you down." (72)
Seventy-two lines in, and Horton's already protecting his new friends. Do you think the Whos are protecting him in any way, too?
"My friends!" cried the elephant. "Tell me! Do tell!
Are you safe? Are you sound? Are you whole? Are you well?" (113-114)
Horton is a pretty selfless dude. At this point, we're not sure how much he's getting from this friendship (except a lot of flak from the other animals), but he's still 100% devoted to making sure they're okay.