Frankenstein Final Assessment

Nick Susich


Friendship is one of the most important things you can have in a lifetime, you learn from friends just as you learn through your parents and teachers. Sometimes people take friendship for granted, but reading the book Frankenstein made me realize how much I appreciate it. Personally I believe everyone can learn something from this book and that it gives great life lessons.


Quote 1: "I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there be none to participate my joy" ( Walton 4) This has a lot of meaning, why succeed when you have no one to share the glory with. This quote really shows how important friendship is, it shows that it can cause people to want to succeed or it can do the opposite and cause people with no friends to not want to succeed.

Quote 2: "When I looked around I saw and heard none like me. Was I, the, a Monster, a blot upon earth from which all men fled". (Creature 105) this quote shows that the monster noticed everyone running away, he noticed people giving him weird looks, and calling him a monster. All he wanted for was companionship, he never wanted to hurt anyone, this just shows that when one is rejected by the public or the majority what can happen. The creature didn't have any bad intentions until he became rejected by the public.

Quote 3: "I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself" (Creature 129) In this quote it shows that the creature knows he does not look like everyone else, he is sad because no one will associate with him and ll he wants to do is have a friend or companion. Like all the other quotes before this it shows how having friends can be great, but when you dont have any it can lead to horrible things.

Quote 4: "Great God! If for one instant I had thought what might be the hellish intention of my fiendish adversary, I would rather have banished myself forever from my native country and wandered a friendless outcast over the earth than have consented to this miserable marriage. But, as if possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far dearer victim." (Frankenstein 174) This doesn't show as much on friendship as the other quotes but it does show how some can take friendship and companionship for granted.

Quote 5: "We are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves-- such a friend ought to be". (Walton 14) This quote shows Robert Walton wanting to find friendship, someone the same as him that has the same beliefs. Still desiring a friend just like the creature.

Quote 6:"[He] beheld those [he] loved spend vain sorrow upon the graves of William and Justine, the first hapless victims to [his] unhallowed arts." (Frankenstein 73) I believe that this quote shows a lot about friendship, not so much desiring friendship, but what people will go through for their friends. Him spending time at their graves shows how much friends love each other and even when gone will still spend time with them.

Quote 7: "'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.'" This quote shows what happens to one when abandoned. Frankenstein created him but then abandoned him and wanted nothing to do. This shows what can happen when one is rejected by society.

I agree with all of this, I feel their are kids in the school who go through this. Having friends is the best thing that can happen to a person I think it turns you into a better person and prepares you for life. I think with social media today it can help because it helps people meet life long companions. Dating websites are one of the main things, not so much Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter because those aren't true friends well at least not all of them, true friends are people you are with everyday and are always there for you.

Modern Day Connections This website states that having friends is vital to school age kids. It says that for a child to develop properly they need to have friends, they need to know how to interact with other people. The article also states that it helps kids develop emotionally, it helps them learn skills like problem solving, communication, and how to cooperate in a group setting. This site states that social media has opened up a new world. It offers entertainment and helps kids develop social skills. The issues this site states are cyber bullying since there are always two sides to things. Cyber bullying has become a major issue with the rise of social media.


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