Companionship Quotes In Frankenstein

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In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley portrays the idea that positive connections draw people to their better selves, by demonstrating that no companionship in a person’s life can lead to their downfall which limits the potential of being good. Connections can guide positive choices, which can ultimately uplift a person emotionally. Making good choices and having a good state of mind can lead to increasing a person’s health. Victor and Walton, the protagonists, lack companionship because they are self-involved, and are oblivious to the outside world. To increase their solitude, they both pursue obsessions that limits their potential of success showing that nature is unassailable. During Victor’s solitude, he makes a monster who is brought into the …show more content…
He prefers to live in solitude, because he believes that companions just get in the way of knowledge and success. In some instances, Victor’s family can be reliable companions, especially his father. Victor falls asleep in his boat, traverses on a journey to Ireland, and he is greeted by people who seem very unhappy with him. Victor is wrongly accused of murdering his best friend Henry Clerval, and he is put in jail. Victor is lonely, and is need of some type of rescue. Victor’s father comes to visit him in jail, and wants to take Victor back to Geneva. Victor says, “nothing, at this moment, could have given [him] greater pleasure than the arrival of [his] father” (Shelley 171). Victor’s dad is loving and compassionate towards him, and with this sense of companionship, Victor’s emotions are uplifted. In most cases Victor has to figure out obstacles on his own, and because he has no companion, he frequently makes bad choices. Victor has extreme guilt about the Justine trial, and is very depressed because of the result. Victor knows Justine is not the murderer, but he does not want to sound crazy talking about the evil doings of his creation. Victor has no companion to talk about his ideas, and he copes with this depression by sitting in his boat. When Victor’s family would go to bed, he would sneak out at night, and spend many hours in his boat. Victor was “tempted to plunge into the silent lake, that the waters might close over [him]” (Shelley 78). A companion would not let a person commit suicide, and steer them in the right direction, trying to uplift their spirits, and forget about the past. Connections can also increase a person’s health, but health can decrease with no connections at

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