How are the main characters alike in personality in From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler? Provide examples from the text.

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In From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler , the two main characters are siblings: Claudia and Jamie. They are two of the four Kincaid children, and while the idea to run away is Claudia's, she selects Jamie as the chosen sibling to accompany her because of...

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In From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the two main characters are siblings: Claudia and Jamie. They are two of the four Kincaid children, and while the idea to run away is Claudia's, she selects Jamie as the chosen sibling to accompany her because of his similarities to her as well as the differences (his twenty-four dollars in savings doesn't hurt, either).

Claudia and James are both brave; we see this as they execute their escape plan—which involves eating the plans and packing instrument cases with clothes—and when they hide from the guards in the bathroom of the Met.

They are adventurous, which we can see not only in the fact that they are both willing to execute such a plan but in the things they do while free; they bathe in the fountain, they sleep in a bed in an exhibit, they really experience the art.

They are intelligent and curious; Claudia genuinely wishes to understand what she is living among, especially concerning the statue believed to be sculpted by Michelangelo. And when it is all over, they are both ready to go home, although we do get more insight into Claudia's reasoning, which is that she has gained the independence she desired.

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