How are Walton and Victor Frankenstein similar in personality (from Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein)? Explain please.

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There are multiple reasons to support how Walton and Victor Frankenstein are similar in personality (as seen in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein).

By far the most chilling quote from the novel that shows the similarities between Victor and Walton is Victor's accusation. Victor accuses Walton of being mad.

“Are you mad, my friend?” said he; “or whither does your senseless curiosity lead you? Would you also create for yourself and the world a demoniacal enemy? Peace, peace! learn my miseries, and do not seek to increase your own.” (Victor--Chapter 24)

Here, Victor is...

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