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appearance of the simplest truth

The emphasis on Victor's theatricality in the previous paragraph has insinuated the question of exactly where the truth may lie in Victor's account. Although Walton concentrates on the possibility that Victor's tale could be a complete fabrication, for the reader convinced of the Creature's existence this language also underscores the larger issue of the relativity of any individual's perception of the truth. The Creature's take on this story, as Walton will himself learn, is rather different from Victor's.