Frankenstein Final Assessment

Friendship: Tori O'Neill

Friendship

"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 prefectionate our weak and faulty natures." (Shelley pg 13). Here is where the creature is explaining how they are different from others.

The "Creature"

"When I looked around I saw and heard of no one 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) Here is where the creature is saying how lonesome he is, and how everyone is disowning him from the way he looks and acts.

Walton seeing potential for the creature

"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow." (Chapter 4, pg. 38) As Frankenstein grows stronger, Walton sees the potential for a meaningful friendship growing, but he doesn't understand that Frankenstein has lost a lifetime of friends due to their connection to him. Walton talks of sharing his enthusiasm with a friend, hoping Frankenstein will be that friend, but it is not meant to be. While Frankenstein agrees with Walton concerning the importance of friendship, he tells Walton that he has lost all the people in the world whom he cared about and wishes to form no other ties of affection.

Friendship Today

Comparing friendship today from back then is much different. For American teens today, making friends isn’t just confined to the school yard, playing field or neighborhood games, many are making new friends online each day now, because technology is taking over. It isn't like it used to be by actually going up face to face to become friends with someone, its now done all online. (Amanda Lenhart)

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