By Alicia Troy

The meaning of friendship has changed over the years.

When was the last time you called your friend on the phone? When was the last time you went over your friends house just to hang out? Do you have more friends in real life or on Facebook? Friendships should build you up and make you feel good about yourself. A friend will except you for who you are and not expect you to change.

The definition of Friendship:

the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends

Some Modern quotes on friendship

Frankensteins friendships

Friendship played a big role in Frankenstein. The creature felt lonely and longed for companionship. No one would even give him the time of day. He asked Frankenstein to create him a wife so he wouldn't be so lonely but Victor new that could potentially make things worse. In the end the creature kills and takes all of victors friendships so he now knows how the monster has felt all along.

In the sotry

  • Elizabeth and Victor were the best of friends and that's why they were able to balance each other out
  • The monster tried explaining to Victor how he felt and how he just longed for a companionship, The monster eventually asks Victor to make him a mate
  • The creature is angry at Victor because he still is lonely and hes had no one this whole time. The creature decides that Victor should get a taste for how he feels, the creature has killed some of Victors closest friends


  • No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself. My parents were possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence. We felt that they were not the tyrants to rule our lot according to their caprice, but the agents and creators of all the many delights which we enjoyed.(Shelley 23) ( Frankenstein knew he grew up in a good home, with good family and companionship's. )
  • The innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me" (Shelley 43) ( Frankenstein believes your parents play a big role, its ironic because Victor is like the parent of the creature. He doesn't give him any love like a parent would. )
  • The path of my departure was free, and there was none to lament my annihilation. My person was hideous and my stature gigantic. What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination? These questions continually recurred, but I was unable to solve them. (Shelley 109) (the creature feels like he is the only one of his kind. He knows that no one will ever open up to him and give him a chance.
  • "'All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, they creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.'" (Shelly 83) This is the creature talking to Victor, he cant understand why even his creator doesn't want anything to do with him the creature literally has no one.
  • "'When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, the, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?'" (Shelley 105) The creature looked around and knows he is the only one of his kind.
  • 'from that moment [he] declared everlasting war against the species, and more than all, against [Frankenstein] who had formed [him] and sent [him] forth to this insupportable misery.'" (Shelley 121) The creature has decided to put revenge on all the humans he comes in contact with, he feels like such an outcast he grows angry.
Friendships change over time

This is a good article about friendship, what it means to be a friends, and how friendships have been changing over time.