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my tale conveys in its series internal evidence

Victor credits his account with being logically consistent, but in twice terming it a "tale" he raises the question of the truth value of any narrative. This joins with the disparity detected in the previous paragraph between Walton's understanding of Victor's virtues and Victor's own concentration on what we might think of as his vices to reinforce how deeply perspective can infuse the "tale." This will become a major subtext of this novel, touching all its main events.