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Please provide three quotes from Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, that demonstrate that Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein and the creature are lonely and isolated. (Please give one quote per character.)

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In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the theme of isolation prevalent throughout the story. While I am struck more by the loneliness of the creature (in that I believe Victor Frankenstein is the real monster here), it is easy to understand that at some point in the story, Victor also becomes isolated as he must keep the secret of what he has created. Walton, very much like Frankenstein (in his obsessive, personal quest as he fails to take into consideration the welfare of others) is also isolated from the world around him...not only because he is in uncharted waters in "northern climes," but also because no one else can really understand his passion...especially the sailors who fear for their lives.

When the creature watches the De Lacey family through the niche in the wall of their cottage, he expresses a sense of loneliness as he describes himself as a "solitary being:"

The young man and his companion often went apart, and appeared to weep. I saw no cause for their unhappiness; but I was deeply...

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