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the award of justice

In the course of two trials and even in his final deposition to a Geneva magistrate Victor is exonerated from reponsibility for any criminal activity. Thus, this "award" is one that, in Victor's mind, exists beyond the checkered course of human justice. In a fine irony, it is only moments before he narrates the events of a trial from which he easily secures his release that Victor indicates to Walton that he has brought himself to the bar to be condemned.