Freindship in Frankenstein

Friendship is important because nobody like to be lonely. In Frankenstein the creature has nobody. He is completely lost and lonely. He has nobody to teach him how to walk talk or anything. He has to teach himself. When he starts to get smarter he realizes that he has no friends. Everybody who sees him is scared and wants to kill him. His own creator Victor is ashamed of what he had created and wants nothing to do with him. The creature then starts to get very frustrated.

Quotes of examples of friendship

1. "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

2. "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

3. "'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, pg. 83

4. "'from that moment declared everlasting war against the species, and more than all, against who had formed and sent him forth to this insupportable misery.'" Chapter 16, pg. 121

5. "'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

6. "'If he has no ties and no affections, hatred and vice must be his portion....vices are the children of a forced solitude that he abhor, and his virtues will necessarily arise when he lives in communion with an equal.'" Chapter 17, pg. 132-3

7. "I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct. I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in the agony of the torturing flames. The light of that conflagration will fade away; my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds. My spirit will sleep in peace, or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus. Farewell." Chapter 24, pg. 199

Quotes Explained

All the quotes I pulled from the text are about friendship. A couple about how many friends victor has and how he is effected from it. Mainly the quotes I pulled are about the creature. When the creature starts to get more intelligent he realizes he has no friends. Once he realizes that, he becomes very lonely and miserable. Then he realizes that he is a monster. He gets so frustrated that every time somebody sees him out in public they want to kill him. His own creator wants nothing to do with him. He just wants to die that way he is no longer hated, and has to put up with his misery.

Modern Day Connections to Friendship

Friendship was always there, its not like friendship was something that developed over time. Everybody always had some kind of friend or companion to at least talk to. When somebody has no friends it gets very frustrating. Seeing everybody else around you looking happy and interacting can be miserable. Modern day usually it seems that somebody with absolutely no friends or anyone to interact with. They then usually get bullied modern day and harm themselves or harm other people out of sorrow and frustration. Such as in Frankenstein the creature was real confused on why everyone wanted to hurt him. The creature was not originally going to harm anyone. He got very frustrated and mad and then that is when he killed a couple people. To compare modern day friendship to friendship in Frankenstein. The difference I think is modern day there is more bullying. Compared to in Frankenstein they just wanted to kill him. But friendship has always been the same as far as having another person to talk to and hangout with. That has not changed over time.
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