Role Of Companionship In Frankenstein

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Think of the people in your life right now that mean the most to you. Now ask yourself, is companionship the salvation of mankind? Do we need love and affection from others or a significant other to keep our sanity? Can we just live in solitude without the help of others? In Mary Shelleyś Frankenstein she tells the story of a creature so heinous that he was shunned from the civilized world. The creature was stoned and run out of towns forcing him to live in solitude. Just like an infant child the creature was born innocent with a cleansed soul. He was naive about the real horrors in the outside world, but soon realized how cruel the human species really is. In Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, she portrays through Victor's creation that companionship is necessary for survival. As a child you seek love and affection. Living a life of solitariness is not a way humans are hard drived to…show more content…
Will no intreaties cause thee to turn a favourable eye upon thy creature, who implores thy goodness and compassion? Believe me, Frankenstein: I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity; but am I not alone, miserably alone? You my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from fellow creatures, who owe me nothing? They spurn and hate me. the desert mountains and dreary glaciers are my refuge. I have wandered here for many days; the caves of ice, which I only do not fear, are a dwelling to me, and the only one which man does not grudge. These bleak skies I hail, for they are kinder to me than your fellow beings. If the multitude of mankind knew of my existence, they would do as you do, and arm themselves for my destruction.” This content of this literature is equal to that of Shakespeare for its morals and ways of moving the reader. The quotes could go on and on but of them all I believe the line “These bleak skies I hail, for they are kinder to me than your fellow beings” (69). Shows how degrading we are as a society and we judge before

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