Life Lessons in Frankenstien
Kaylynn & Amber
What the creature has to say
- "'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) We agree with the creature in this quote. He knows he will never find someone to love him unless he finds another monster like himself. This can connect to today as I said in the previous quote that people now have diseases that make them look different so they think they will never be able to find love if the other person dosen't have the same disease as them.
- " Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge. I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery."(16.1) In this quote the creature is talking to Victor and is basically asking him why he would do such a thing to create him. We agree with the creature in this quote because he feels alone and he doesn't want to be around people that don't want him.
These quotes connected to companionship/ friendship in many ways. In the quotes the creature is alone and is wanting companionship while he is feeling lonely but he knows he will never feel that because every time someone lays eyes on him they run in fear. The quotes also connect to companionship because in the one quote he says he will never be able to find a companion unless it is one of his breed.
What Victor has to say
- "My cheek had grown pale with study, and my person had become emaciated with confinement. The summer months passed while I was thus engaged, heart and soul, in one pursuit. And the same feelings which made me neglect the scenes around me caused me also to forget those friends who were so many miles absent, and whom I had not seen for so long a time." (Chapter 4) This quote is about how Victor isolated himself and made others lonely while he tried to create his monster. We don't feel bad for him here because he is the one that wanted to waste his life creating a monster while he could be keep his friends company. This connects to today because a lot of kids will isolate themselves in there houses or rooms because they are so obsessed with the internet or TV and are just lazy and don't want to leave there house.-"And the same feelings which made me neglect the scenes around me caused me also to forget those friends who were so many miles absent, and whom I had not seen for so long a time" (Chapter 4) In this quote Victor is on his journey and he is telling us in a letter how he misses his friends and family that are so far away while his is on the journey. We agree with him in this quote because he hasn't done anything wrong yet and he just misses having someone to talk to and wants to have his friends with him.
-"Winter, spring, and summer passed away during my labours but i did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves -- sights which before always yielded me supreme delight -- so deeply was i engrossed in my occupation." (Chapter 4) In this quote Victor is talking about how he spent so much time working on the creature and all the months passed away. He enjoyed so much watching the flowers bloom and being outside until he got so obsessed with making the creature. This can connect to today as I said before in the previous quote how kids waste away so much of there time by staying inside and playing games, and being on the internet, and phone.
Friendship is very important to have in life. If you do not have at least one friendship you can and will be lonely and you will probably be miserable your whole life. You will also probably be very mean to everyone that tries to talk to you. Most friends will always be there for you when you need them and if you don’t have anyone to talk to about your problems to, its like you are holding in anger that really just needs to come out. Even if your friendship was with your mom and dad that’s better than nothing because you still are able to talk to them and tell them how you feel. But the creature didn’t have a mother or a father, he was supposed to have victor but they were mostly enemies. If the creature had a friend of his own ways like he wanted, I feel that he would of not done the cruel things that he did, such as all the killings and ruining the wedding.