How is Cptn Walton characterised in the first letter

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  • How is Walton characterised in the first letter?
    • Appears as an ambitious and hopeful individual
      • Despite sister's warning, he imagines the destination to be beautiful.
        • "it ever presents itself to my imagination as the region of beauty and delight."
      • Before, he wished to be a poet and was intent in his success.
        • "I imagined that I also might obtain a niche in the temple where Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated."
      • Hubris? (greek for 'excessive pride')
    • Intelligent and dedicated man.
      • Speaks of his aim to investigate electromagnism.
        • "I may there discover the wondrous power which attracts the needle".
        • "You cannot contest the inestimable benefit which I shall confer on all mankind... by ascertaining the secret of the magnet."
    • Romantic hero characteristic
      • Determined
      • Emotional
      • Heroic
      • Ambitious
      • Pioneering
      • Rejects established norms
      • His desires are slightly bizarre
    • Emotional
      • Emotionally attached to his idea
        • "My courage and resolution is firm;"
        • "There, Margaret,the sun is  forever visible; its broad disk just skirting the horizon, and diffusing a perpetual light."
        • "We may be wafted to a land surpassing in wonders and in beauty every region hitherto discovered on the habitual globe."


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