The Destruction Of Ambition In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Walton’s ship represent a desire to unlock the wondrous power of nature. Walton, similar to Victor is willing to do whatever it takes to insure his own success while disregarding the consequences that can affect those around them. His journey to find a passage near the pole and understand the secret of the magnet has forced him to be alone. He mention that “when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy… I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me…” (Shelley 4). Although surrounded by a crew, he feels as though he has not met someone that shares his dreams and desires. His yearning for a friend show how ambition is reductive and destructive. It causes Walton to become torment with loneliness
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