Companionship in Frankenstein

Information about Companionship

Companionship is the felling of fellowship or friendship. It is seen all around us today with marriage and relationships. Its our natural way of life to interact with other people and create realationships.

Companionship Quotes from Frankenstein text

The creature: "Shall each man find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of attraction and they were requited by devastation and scorn." This quote is from chapter 20 with the creature saying how each man should find a wife and a mate but he should be alone. He is frustrated and very lonely because the creature is in desperate need of a companion.

Victor: "Know that, one by one my friends were snatched away; I was left desolated."
This quote from chapter 23 is saying that victor lost all of his friends to death and is now left devastated. This shows how much he cared about his companions and how attached you can become to them.

The creature: "Must I then lose this admirable thing? I have longed for a friend; I have sought for one who would sympathize with and love me." This quote form chapter 24 is saying how the creature the whole story is looking for someone to just understand and love him.

The creature: "Believe me, Frankenstein, I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity; but am I not alone, miserably alone?" From chapter 10 the creature is describing how he loves his new life but is alone and it makes him more miserable than anything. He wants Frankenstein to come into his life so he isn't alone.

The creature: "What chiefly struck me was the gentle manners of these people, and I longed to join them, but dared not." This quote from chapter 12 is describing how the creature wants to join in with the cottagers but dosen't want to because he is afraid that they wont except him. He wants to be closer with the cottagers but dosen't want to lose the companionship that he has very little of.

The creature: "They enjoyed one another's company and speech, interchanging each day looks of affection and happiness.'' From chapter 12 the creature is wondering why the cottagers are unhappy when they have each others company. That shows how much companionship means to the creature and how bad he wants it.

Modern Connections

How companionship was looked for in Frankenstein is accurate for how it is wanted by humans in todays time. Companionship is given to us if we like it or not. It is around us in school and in marriage. We want companions so much that 70% of American adults are committed in a relationship(Desilver). Even Through school dances we are supposed to find a companion to take. Without each other it would be a lot harder to live life with happiness and love and we can see that through the creatures eyes in Frankenstein.


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