Friendship with Monsters

“The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature. I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. For this I had deprived myself of rest and health.I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart. Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room, and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep.”(Frankenstein, Shelley, Ch. 5)

In this quote Victor the creator of the Monster runs away from his creation and this makes the Monster feel hated and as if he weren’t wanted. So because no one wants to be his friend he hates all humans and wants to ruin their lives. But if only someone had decided to be friends with him then he would feel loved and he wouldn’t want to ruin the lives of humans. So all it takes to help make a Monster good is a little bit of friendship.

If you are kind and show friendship to someone then the deed will be returned. Someone who is hated or feels disliked only needs someone to be friends with them and their whole outlook can be changed.


Friendship can make a huge difference in someones life. It can mean the world to someone who is hated if you just try to be friends with them. They can be changed too, and that would have happened in Frankenstein if someone had just been kind enough to be the monsters friend. The monster wouldn’t have killed anyone if someone like Victor had just been kind enough to be his friend.










Sacrifice in Friendship

Now I know you are probably thinking that there aren’t sacrifices in friendship but rather ones to keep friendship, but any sacrifice to keep a friendship is a sacrifice in friendship. You could sacrifice a friend in order to keep a better friend or you could sacrifice a boyfriend or girlfriend in order to keep your friends. Sometimes friendships can be hard but any true friend who is always there for you is better than any boyfriend, girlfriend, or “friend” (fake friend).

“It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.” ― Shauna NiequistBittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

This quote can be connected to friendship because all it is saying is you have to figure out how important friendship is in your life and what you are willing to give up in order to keep that friendship or if somebody comes between you and your best friend are you willing to give that somebody up.

“I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.” ― Lauren OliverDelirium

There will be boyfriends and girlfriends that you will love but not all of those relationship will work out and some of them may even come down to choosing between your friends and your “love”. One very important thing though is that you should never let love come between a friendship. And unless you want to lose your friends over love you should always choose your friendships before boys.

From a girls view, friendship should always come before boys because your girls will always be there for you as long as you don’t ruin the friendship over a boy.

“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
― J.M. BarriePeter Pan

If you connect this quote to friendship it is basically saying that you can have the best friendships ever only if you are willing to sacrifice for that friendship.