Companionship and Friendship

Mitch Wagner and Paul Emanuele

Creatures need for comapionship

"'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, they creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.'" Chapter 10

Frankenstein created him and also hates him because of how wretched he is, and the maker of a person should not hate who they created and only should be separated because of death.

"And what was I? Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property." Chapter 13

Without a language the monster has no way of knowing anything about the world except for what he learns himself. So he really gets no knowledge of how to interact with people.

"'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

The monster is extremely self conscious at this point in the story. He has only seen and known rejection from other people.

"'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 monster really wants a mate that looks just like himself so she will not want to leave and she will just be happy with him. He wants someone to share the same outlook on life.

"You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being. This you alone can do, and I demand it of you as a right which you must not refuse to concede." Chapter 17

The monster just wants someone to be normal with and just lead a normal life. Someone like himself so he wont have to deal with any more rejection or anything.

"'You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains -- revenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery.'" Chapter 20

He will forever need to fulfill this need for revenge he holds for victor. He doesn't care about anything besides this revenge.

Examples of how seclusion can effect a human

These links show how a human without human interaction can quickly resemble something of an animal rather than a human. These studies below show how human interaction in a humans life is so important. This is multiplied so many times for a new born and the monster can be considered a newborn so you can see how tough it must be for him to live, learn, and adapt.