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How does Frankenstein react to Walton's dream/goal in Shelley's Frankenstein?

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Shelley's novel Frankenstein opens and closes with the personal letters and thoughts of Walton, a man at sea desiring to sail home. Unfortunately for him, or fortunately-however one may look at it, he is engaged by Victor Frankenstein. Walton has found Victor almost frozen and on the verge of death upon an iceberg. Victor shares with Walton, almost as a dying declaration, the story of his life and of the monster he created.

Given that both men lead lives filled with obsessions, Walton feels for the...

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