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IMPORTANT QUOTATIONS

Theme-Knowledge/Learning

Pg. 1 "I may there discover the wondrous power which attract the needle."

Pg. 2 "Or by ascertaining the secret of the magnet."

Pg. 2 "I imagined that i also might obtain a niche in the temple where the names of Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated."

Pg. 11 " One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the aquirement of the knowledge, which I sought"

Pg. 71 " I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses."

Pg. 72 " I found...that the fire gave light aw well as heat."

Pg. 73 " I examined the sight with great curiosity."

Pg. 77 "I would remain quietly in my hovel, watching, and endeavoring to discover the motives which influenced their [the cottagers'] actions"

Pg. 77 "I discovered one of the causes of the uneasiness of this amiable family: it was poverty, and they suffered that evil in a very distressing degree."

Pg. 78 "This trait of kindness moved me sensibly . . . steal a part of their store for my own consumption . . . this inflicted pain upon the cottagers, I abstained, and satisfied myself with berries, nuts, and roots, which I gathered from a neighboring wood."

Pg. 78 "during the night, I often took his tools, the use of which I quickly discovered, and brought home firing sufficient for the consumption of several days."

Pg. 78 "I discovered the names that were given to some of the most familiar objects of discourse; I learned and applied the words 'fire,' 'milk,' 'bread,' and 'wood.' I learned also the names of the cottagers themselves. I learned the ideas appropriated to each of these sounds, and was able to pronounce them."

Pg. 80 "Knowledge might enable me to make them overlook the deformity of my figure."

Pg. 80 "Rain, as I found it was called when the heavens poured forth its water."


Pg. 83 "The stranger was endeavoring to learn their language, and the idea instantly occurred to me that I should make use of the same instructions to the same end. The stranger learned about twenty words; most of them were those which I had before understood, but I profited by the others."

Pg. 83 "I ardently desired to understand [Felix and his father]."

Pg. 83 "I improved rapidly in the knowledge of language, and in 2 months I began to comprehend most of the words uttered by my protectors."

Theme - Anger

Ch.16 "Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why... did I not extinguish which you had so want only bestowed? ... My feelings were those of rage and revenge."

"I... wished to tear up the trees, spread havoc and destruction around me and then to have sat down and enjoyed the ruin."

Pg. 81 "I shall realte events, that impressed me with feelings which from what I had been, have made mw what I am"

Pg.84 "For a long time I could not concieve how one man could go forth to murder his fellow, or even why there were laws and governments; but whe i heard details of vice and bloodshed, my wonder ceased, and I turned away with disgust and loating."

Pg. 85 "miserable, unhappy wretch!"

Pg. 86 "What was I? The question agin recured, to be answered only with groans"

Pg. 63 "But even if I were condemed to suffer om the scaffold for the same crimes, I would not change place with such a wretch."

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