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the more moving part of my story

Like his Creator, the Creature is highly conscious of rhetorical effect. By this locution he may mean that he will now explain the ways in which his emotional involvement with the cottagers intensified, but he is also setting a signpost for our own engagement as readers with his text, as Victor has done before him (1.3.8) and will again attempt to do after completing his narrative (Walton 2). Through his contemplation of his effect, he raises anew the questions concerning truth and eloquence that are never far from from the novel's surface.