Friendship-Tuukka Horkko

Frankenstein final assesment

Friendship's role in life

Friendship is a key ingredient to a virtuous life and creates desire in life. Without friendship it could lead to devastating results.

Friendship in Frankenstein

Friendship plays a huge role in Frankenstein and has the same affects on people as modern days.

In the beginning captain walton sends letters to his sister wich is an act of friendship. Victor has lots of friends and family until he throws it all away because he's creating the creature. But what i'm keen on is how basically the creature wants to feel excepted and have a friend. The creature asks Doctor Frankenstein to build him a wife so that he would not be alone anymore and someone would see him as normal. Also he could share his feelings with her...i mean thats what friends do right?

The Monster does not get his acceptance neither a friend. So it leads to devastating results like murderous revenge. The monster kills Victors friends one by one and without friends you really don't have anything to live for. After The creature has killed all of Viktors friends he really doesn't have anything anymore. The monster had took away a need a privelige in life. But so had Victor too.

Friendship in our prime

Humans are social in nature and we need friends more then we think we do. Friends influence you in many ways even what you might not be aware of such as sharpening your mind, making you generally happier, encourage us, motivate us, challenge us and making you define your priorities. I could go on and on for why we need friends in our lives.

But the problem in our prime is that we dont care for friends anymore or we are not actively having stable friendships anymore and this has being scientifically proven. People's social lives are in risk of vanishing and we can't live a virtuous life without friends. We are already in a time where people after high school don't have any activities or don't go out but stay home. They don't have friends because they shut down all their friends by staying home.

This needs to be changed before it gets worse. Without friends you are lonely and loneliness can develop into depression or other kinds of disorders. Depression is really unhealthy for a human mind and tends to play around with it. So if you see a person out there who really needs a social burst in life please do help them try to make friends. Save our society.

Quotes that had an influence on friendship

"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." Letter 2, pg. 4

"'When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, the, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?'" Chapter 13, pg. 105

"we are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves -- such a friend ought to be -- do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures." Letter 4, pg. 14

"'When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, the, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?'" Chapter 13, pg. 105

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

The fallen angel becomes the malignant devil. Yet even the enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone. Chapter 24