Quotes from Frankenstein
1) "I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection." Letter 2, pg. 4 This quote is shown at the beginning of the book where Walton is writing to his companion Margaret. He's explaining the troubles of not having that close friend and it starts the book off showing you the value of friendship.
2) "we are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves -- such a friend ought to be -- do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures." Letter 4, pg. 14 In this quote, Walton is explaining further more on the idea of us being "half made up" and explaining the idea of needing our other half. He says our friends don't look at our faults and only bring us up when we are weak.
3) "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.'" Chapter 10, pg. 83 The creature describes the pain he felt when Frankenstein created him and just left him fatherless. The emotional toll of being thrown away would feel awful and he experiences that here.
4) "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?" Chapter 13, pg. 105 The creature is describing the feeling of seeing no one else that looks like him. He helplessly wandering the earth for someone who is not there. He is alone.
5) "I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.'" Chapter 16, pg. 129 In this chapter, the creature explains to Frankenstein that he must create another being. He needs the interaction with another being since man cannot stand to look at him. He wants a companion to spend his days with.
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