How are Vera and Mr. Nuttel similar and different in "The Open Window"?

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Despite their many differences, Vera and Framton Nuttel share several similar character traits. Both Vera and Framton have active imaginations. Vera displays her active imagination by instantaneously crafting a believable Gothic tale about her aunt's large French window. Similarly, Framton also has an active imagination, which significantly contributes to his nervous condition. Framton believes that he is very ill and that nearly everything around him is dangerous and threatening. Both characters are also affected by their surrounding environments. Vera is inspired by her aunt's house to fabricate a tragic story while Framton finds the countryside to be peaceful and reduce his stress. Vera and Framton also do not particularly enjoy each other's company or want to be in the same room. Vera finds Framton to be extremely boring while Framton simply wants to introduce himself to Vera's aunt.

Despite their minor similarities, Vera and Framton Nuttel have significantly different...

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