vision of a madman
Or is he? As in the early chapters of Mary Shelley's careful revisions for
the 1831 edition where we find her intent on accentuating the link between
Victor's statements and the exhausted, fanatic sufferer rescued by
Walton's crew, this proviso may be inserted to suggest the opposite of its
import, that the man who utters it is, or has been, mad. At the very
least the statement raises the question of wherein the truth lies, in
scientific evidence or in psychological experience.