I will proceed with my tale
With Victor's pause to utter his encomium upon Clerval and thus intrude a
strong value judgment into his discourse, the question of narrative truth
is once again brought to the fore. Once again, Victor intrudes the notion
of a "tale," a word used by him (Letter
4.8, 1.3.8) and by the Creature (2.2.6, 2.2.7, 2.9.6) to describe their narratives, also
(with a different construction of what might constitute the truth) in the
last sentence of the novel's Preface.