by: Ashley Stepnick and Veronica Drowser
Friendship is prominate throughout the story. Friendship is a big part in these characters lives for the good and bad. Everyone wants someone to listen to their feelings in difficult situations.
“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
Walton has lost all forms of physical contact with people who truly care about his problems and he wants someone there who can help him celebrate in times of joy and accomplishments.
“When my father returned from Milan, he found playing with me in the hall of our villa a child fairer than pictured cherub- a creature who seemed to shed radiance from her looks and whose form and motions were lighter that the chamois of the hills.” Chapter 1
"Nothing could equal my delight on seeing Clerval; his presence brought back to my thoughts my father, Elizabeth, and all those scenes of home so dear to my recollection. I felt suddenly, and for the first time during many months, calm and serene joy." Chapter 5
"All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us." Chapter 10
“All mean hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you , my creator, detest and spurn me, if thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.” Chapter 10
"I will soon explain to what these feelings tended, but allow me now to return to the cottagers, whose story excited in me such various feelings of indignation, delight, and wonder, but which all terminated in additional love and reverence for my protectors (for so I loved, in an innocent, half-painful self-deceit, to call them)." Chapter 13
· The monster is feeling quite alone in the world because he realized that he was the only monster like himself in existence, longed even more for the friendship of the De Lacey family. The De Lacey family was the monster's chance for love.
"Suddenly, as I gazed on him, an idea seized me that this little creature was unprejudiced and had lived too short a time to have imbibed a horror of deformity. If, therefore, I could seize him and educate him as my companion and friend, I should not be so desolate in this peopled earth." Chapter 16
· The monster planned to kidnap William and keep him as a companion because he believed that the fears and cruelty of the rest of humanity had not yet prejudiced a child that was so young.