He wants to tour the North Pole.
He wants to become a Navy Admiral.
Walton wants to visit a part of the world he has never been to before and discover a passage through the arctic.
He wants to conduct scientific experiments on penguins.
Walton prepared by going without food and sleep. He also endured cold temperatures. He worked on whaling ships during the day, and then studied all night.
He took an intensive class on sailing.
He worked out constantly until he felt like the perfect physical specimen.
He took his cue from hibernating bears and ate as much as he could for the winter.
He longed for the company of a woman, rather than being surrounded by men.
Everyone spoke French, but he could only speak English.
His shipmates were crude, and not ideal candidates for friends.
He was intimidated by his crew, and viewed them as his intellectual superiors.
The Lady or the Tiger
The Tyger and The Lamb
The Rhyme of the Old Midshipman
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The large size of the driver.
The large number of dogs pulling it.
The lack of luggage on the sledge.
It was moving extremely slow.
Walton tells than man he is hoping to find gold.
Walton tells the man he believes he will discover a new source of sustainable energy.
Walton tells the man he is on a “voyage of discovery towards the northern pole.”
Walton tells the man he is searching for "the secret of ice."
Walton is jealous of his handsome good looks.
Walton says he loves him like a brother, and feels sympathy and compassion for him.
Walton feels the man is an idiot for getting stranded on the ice.
Walton feels burdened by the man because he will be one more mouth to feed.
The man says, "To flee from one who is seeking me."
The man says, "To outpace one who is racing me."
The man says, “To seek one who fled from me.”
The man says, "To seek one to accompany me."
Happy man, do you not share my visions?
Unhappy man, do you not long for riches?
Happy man, do you not seek out fortune?
Unhappy man, do you not share my madness?