Frankenstein Final Assessment

COMPANIONSHIP/ FRIENDSHIP. By: Amanda Thomas

"Dearest Clerval," exclaimed I, "How kind, how very good you are to me. This whole winter instead of being spent in study, as you promised yourself, has been consumed in my sick room."(Shelley 47.)

This quote is said by Victor whenever he his very ill after the making of the creature. He is very upset with what he has created. His friend Henry however was the one that took the step and took care of Victor during his tough times.


This relates to the idea of friendship in the book becauseHenry's actions relate to what a good friend is and what friends do for each other when they know someone is in need for them.

"How could suppose that my first thought would not flt towards those dear, dear friends whom I love and who are so deserving of my love?" (Shelley 47.)

A friend is someone who has touched your heart and will stay there. They are someone who cares for you and someone that you care for.


This quote that Victor states relates to the definition of a true friend which he is trying to get across to Henry. This relates to the real world because this definition is what people use to categorize a true friend.

"Farewell, sweet lady, dearest Elizabeth, my beloved and only friend;" (Shelley 70.)

"My companion will be of the same nature as myself and will be content with the same fare." (Shelley 125.)

These first quote here is a quote from Justine when she is dying, she states that Elizabeth is her one and only friend who she loved. This relates to friendship and companionship because it shows the emotion between the two which is a part of the definition of a friend so it relates back to it.

The second quote here is a quote from the creature, he states that he wants someone to be created that is the same as him because he thinks by doing this, this new creature will be the same as him since no one that is human likes him. This relates back to friendship because the creature is showing that he does have feelings and he just wants someone to share that with.

The Modern World:

Friendship is an important way of someones life. Social media plays an important role in friendship because it is a way of communicating and sharing your friendship with that person to the world. About 76% of teens use social media. It plays a critical role in connecting teens to new friends and learning more about people who could potentially be your friend. A majority of teens say that social media better connects them to their friends feelings and lives due to the things that people can post about each other. These meanings of friendship relates to the quotes that I have used due to the contrast it has, friendship is still shown in the book but not through social media because it was not a thing back then. Victors emotions were expressed through his journal which was then read by the creature which was a such form of communication, which is a lot different than the modern world today.

"'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.'" (Shelley 129.)

The creature feels that only if someone who looks like them and is a creature will like him. If not he thinks that no other man will like him because they do not want to be associated with him.

"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." ( Shelley Letter 2 pg: 4.)

Some things that real friends celebrate are your victories. They want the best for you and have the caring and confidence to be genuinely happy for your successes. Your joy is their joy, too.


This meaning of things that friends do relate back to what Victor is saying to Margaret and how he has no one since he has no friends but if he did he would have someone to share his success with.

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