FRANKENSTEIN: LETTERS

My first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare family relationships , women
I feel a cold northern breeze play upon my cheeks, which braces my nerves, and fills me with delight nature , the sublime , setting , weather , feelings
Inspirited by this wind of promise, my day dreams become more fervent and vivid nature , the sublime
I try in vain to be persuaded that the pole is the seat of frost and desolation; it ever presents itself to my imagination as the region of beauty and delight nature ,the sublime , setting
There snow and frost are banished; and, sailing over a calm sea, we may be wafted to a land surpassing in wonders and in beauty every region nature , the sublime , setting
A country of eternal light nature , thesublime , manichean imagery
I shall satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never before visited, and may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man ambition ,
They are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or death fear , ambition
You cannot contest the inestimable benefit which Ishall confer on all mankind . . . or by ascertaining the secret of the magnet ambition , over-reaching
I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven . . . a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye knowledge , ambition
This expedition has been the favourite dream of my early years childhood and upbringing , ambition
My father’s dying injunction had forbidden my uncle to allow me to embark in a seafaring life restrictions
I commenced by inuring my body to hardship pain ,
I voluntarily endured cold, famine, thirst, and want of sleep suffering , pain
Do I not deserve to accomplish some great purpose? My life might have been passed in ease and luxury, but I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path ambition , desire , parallels
My courage and my resolution is firm; but my hopesfluctuate, and my spirits are often depressed suffering , ambition
When no exercise prevents the blood from actually freezing in your veins dangerous nature , hardship
Heaven shower down blessings on you, and save me religion , blessings , compassion
But I have one want which I have never yet been able to satisfy, and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil isolation , parallels , suffering
I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine . . . I bitterly feel the want of a friend. isolation , suffering ,
It is a still greater evil to me that I am self-educated knowledge , childhood and upbringing
I greatly need a friend who would have sense enough not to despise me as romantic, and affection enough for me to endeavour to regulate my mind. isolation
I shall certainly find no friend on the wide ocean isolation
My lieutenant, for instance, is a man of wonderfulcourage and enterprise; he is madly desirous of glory characterisation , kindness , ambition
I cannot describe to you my sensations on the near prospect of my undertaking. It is impossible to communicate to you a conception of the trembling sensation, half pleasurable and half fearful, with which I am preparing to depart fear , journey
I am going to unexplored regions, to ‘the land of mist and snow’; but I shall kill no albatross morality , nature , setting ,
I shall be well content if nothing worse happen to us during our voyage ironic ,
I will not rashly encounter danger. I will be cool, persevering, and prudent characterisation
What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man? / My swelling heart … ambition , feelings
Our situation was somewhat dangerous, especially as we were compassed round by a very thick fog dangerous nature , aggression
A being which had the shape of a man, but apparently of gigantic stature characterisation , the ab-human
He was not . . . a savage inhabitant of some undiscovered island, but a European. characterisation
A man on the brink of destruction characterisation , suffering
His body dreadfully emaciated by fatigue and suffering characterisation , suffering
I never saw a man in so wretched a condition characterisation , suffering
His eyes have generally an expression of wildness, and even madness characterisation , insanity , the ab-human
His whole countenance is lighted up, as it were, with abeam of benevolence and sweetness that I never saw equalled characterisation , goodness , kindness , loyalty
He is generally melancholy and despairing, and sometimes he gnashes his teeth, as if impatient of the weight of woes that oppresses him characterisation , aggression , the ab-human , guilt
“I have, doubtless, excited your curiosity, as well as that of these good people; but you are too considerate to make inquiries.” kindness , characterisation
“you have benevolently restored me to life.” kindness , characterisation
I begin to love him as a brother, and his constant and deep grief fills me with sympathy and compassion the humane , characterisation , sadness
He must have been a noble creature in his better days characterisation , the humane
So noble a creature destroyed by misery sadness , guilt , characterisation
He is so gentle, yet so wise; his mind is so cultivated characterisation , the humane
One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for thedominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race ambiton , over-reaching ,
“Unhappy man! Do you share my madness? Have you drunk also of the intoxicating draught?” insanity , ambition , dangers , warnings
He appeared to despise himself for being the slave of passion ambition , characterisation
What quality . . . that elevates him so immeasurably above any other person I ever knew characterisation , idolisation
I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishesmay not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been warnings , animal imagery , dangers
“Nothing can alter my destiny; listen to my history, and you will perceive how irrevocably it is determined.” fate , destiny ,

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