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What are some significant differences between the way Clerval and Victor view the world in Frankenstein?

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Henry Clerval and Victor Frankenstein see the world in almost completely opposing ways.  Henry is a Romantic, someone who responds emotionally to nature, to literature, to music, and the like.  He is imaginative and fanciful and creative.  He wrote poems and songs, and enjoyed feeling the intense emotions associated with adventure and drama.  Victor says,

Henry Clerval was [...] a boy of singular talent and fancy [....].  He...

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