In the very last paragraph of his narration (3.7.9 and note) Victor warned Walton to beware of mere
eloquence, since the Creature's eloquence had once persuaded him to
undertake a second monstrous creation to which on sober reflection he
should not have agreed. Should we therefore construe Walton's faith in
Victor's eloquence in similar terms? Or does it testify to the innate
sympathy that eloquence forges between one human being and another? Again,
Mary Shelley seems to raise major
questions only to leave them wholly ambiguous in their import.