Friendship In Frankenstein
Quote 1: Letter 2, p. 4
Quote 2: Letter 4, p. 12
Quote 3: Chapter 6 p. 51
Elizabeth showed how important friendship was throughout the book. Victor always thinks about her and tries his best to stay in touch with her through letters. She begs him for a letter back in his own writing so she can know he is well. Showing how important friendship is because they really needed one another, and when they were separated somehow they seemed to become ill.
Quote 4: Chapter 7, p.55
It seems odd that a friend so close to him couldn't help him, but she wasn't informed of the burden he bore. Had she known what was disturbing Frankenstein, perhaps she could have found a way to help him. But he was alone in his misery, isolated by his own horrific error. This tears Victor apart because he was responsible for William dying.
Quote 5: Chapter 16, p. 122
The monster intended to kidnap William and try to convince him to be his friend; he believed this would work because someone so young couldn't have any prejudice. But upon learning that he was related to Victor, killed him. Killing William was a direct result from being so lonely all his life so far.
Quote 6: Chapter 17, p. 125
"What I ask of you is reasonable and moderate; I demand a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself; the gratification is small, but it is all that i can receive, and it shall content me."The monster explained to Frankenstein that he had no friends and was lonely. And his quest in life was for companionship and understanding. It was his loneliness that made him savage. Frankenstein didn't want to leave the monster lonely, but over time decided that he couldn't create the monster. Frankenstein willingly condemned the monster to a life of loneliness and isolation with his refusal to create a companion.