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Theme - Friendship/Companionship
Pg 78 "They often, I believe, suffered the pangs of hunger very poignantly, especially before the old man when they reserved none for themselves."
Pg 79 "The gentle manners and beauty of the cottagers greatly endeared them to me....and if only others happened to enter the cottage their harsh manners and rude gait only enhanced to me the superior accomplishments of my friends"
Pg. 63 "Remember the friends around you, who center all their hopes in you."
Pg. 48 "During our walk, Clerval endeavored to say a few words of consolation; he could only express his heartfelt sympathy."
Pg. 37 "Nothing could equal my delight on seeing Clerval..."
Pg. 37 "I felt suddenly, and for the first time during many months, calm and serene joy. I welcomed my friend..."
Pg. 4 " You may deem me romantic, my dear, sister but I bitterly feel the want of a friend."
Theme - Isolation and Loneliness
Pg.71 "It was as a child when I awoke, I felt cold also, and half frightened as it were instinctive finding myself so desolate."
Pg. 103 " I am alone and miserable, man will not associate with me, but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me."
Pg. 34 " I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been guilty of a crime."
Pg. 25 "I, who had ever been surrounded by amiable companions, continually engaging in endeavoring to bestow mutual pleasure, I was now alone."
Pg. 25 "My life and hitherto been remarkably secluded and domestic; and this had given me invincible repugnant to new countenances."
Pg. 19 " ...The lives of my parents were passed in considerable seclusion"
Pg. 19 "It was my temper to avoid the crowd..."
Pg. 2 "I am required not only to raise the spirits of hers, but sometimes to substain my own, when theirs are failing...."
Pg. 2 "The absense of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil. I have no friend, Margaret...no one will endeavour to substain me in dejection."
Pg. 4 "You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend."
Pg. 4 "I have no one near me...."
Pg. 4 "I greatly need a friend who would have sense enough not to despise me as romantic."
Pg. 5 "I shall certainly find no friend on the wide ocean, nor even here in Archangel, among merchants and seamen...."
Pg. 75 " ... I escaped to the open country and fearfully took refuge in a low hovel..."
Pg. 77 " ... I would remain quietly in my hovel..."
Pg. 77 "That I, an imperfect and solitary being, should be wretched."
Pg. 85 "I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property."
Pg. 85 "...was I, then a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned."
Pg. 85 "I had forever remained in my native wood"
Pg. 85 " I was unseen and unknown"
Pg. 86 "Where were my friends and relations?"
Pg. 4 "....but they want (as the painters call it) keeping; and I greatly need a friend who would have sense enough not to despise me as romantic..."
Pg .101"....I shunned the face of man, all sound of joy, or complacency was torture to me; solitude was my only consolation..."
Pg. 93 "These were the reflections of my hours of despondency and solitude..."