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the greater became my desire

The Creature's intensity, like the suddenness of his admiration for Safie (2.5.1 and note), has the ring of adolescence to it. It is not, then, utterly surprising that it should remind us of the diction of the two "ardent" men whose youthful discourse we have already overheard: Walton (see Letter 1.2 and Letter 2.2) and Victor Frankenstein (see 1.2.3, 1.3.1, and 1.3.4). Burning desire is a characteristic all three share.