Friendship

Frankenstein-Final Assessment Jacob Soltis

"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." (Shelley 4)

Victor is lonely and wants a friend to share his success with.

"I was indifferent, therefore, to my schoolfellows in general; but I united myself in the bonds of the closest friendship to one among them." (Shelley 22)

Victor talks about how he began to get a closer relationship with one of his schoolmates which would now be considered a best friend.

"I had money with me and gained the friendship of the villagers by distributing it." (Shelley 181)

Victor talks about how he used money to buy the friendship he needs to find the creature.

"They might even hate each other; the creature who already lived loathed his own deformity" (Shelley 144)

If victor was to create a female creature for the create he is thinking about what would happen if they dislike each other and would it create a more want of friendship from the creature.

"Begone! I will not hear you. There can be no community between you and me; we are enemies." (Shelley 82)

Victor wants no part of the creature, saying there can be no community between them, therefore making them enemies.

"It is true that I have thought more and that my daydreams are more extended and magnificent, but they want (as the painters call it) keeping; and I greatly need a friend who would have sense enough not to despise me as romantic, and affection enough for me to endeavor to regulate my mind." (Shelley 5)

Victory needs and wants a friend to not despise him as a romantic and help him regulate what is going on in his mind.

Modern connection to friendship

In the book Frankenstein, Mary Shelley writes about a scientist named Victor Frankenstein who created a creature but was immediately ashamed of his creation. There is a modern connection between the book and now. The creature tries to find companionship because Victor abandons him and wants nothing to do with him. In today's society we would just stop talking and drift apart. Maybe even have a little argument. When the family ran away from him now that would be seen as bullying. The modern connection between the book and now would be that now if a friendship would end they would drift away and maybe some bullying would be involved.

"The Myth of the BFF and the End of Female Friendships." N.p., n.d. Web.