Meanings of Friendship
Friendship in Frankenstein
"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."
Pg 79 "The gentle manners and beauty of the cottagers greatly endeared them to me and if only others happened to enter the cottage their harsh manners and rude gait only enhanced to me the superior accomplishments of my friends"
Pg 78 "They often, I believe, suffered the pangs of hunger very poignantly, especially before the old man when they reserved none for themselves."
What is friendship ?
Friendship with Victor
"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."
Pg. 4 " You may deem me romantic, my dear, sister but I bitterly feel the want of a friend."
Pg. 37 "I felt suddenly, and for the first time during many months, calm and serene joy. I welcomed my friend."
Pg. 37 "Nothing could equal my delight on seeing Clerval.."
Friendship in today's society
Friendship on social media
"Social scientists in America and Canada have pointed out that even though social networking sites have exploded in recent years, the quality of our friendship may be declining."
"Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand."
Chapter 16, pg. 129
Martin, Amy Jo. "Social Media Quotes." BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2015.
Dalton, Elaine S. "What Is a True Friend?" Youth Articles. Young Women General President, n.d. Web.