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He is eloquent and persuasive

Mary Shelley nicely returns us to the earlier concern with the relationship between eloquence and truth, between the representation of action and action itself, well aware of how the issue impinges both on her characters (particularly Victor's desire to vindicate himself to the world) and on her own art.

See also Letter 4.6 and note; 1.7.10 (in the 1831 text) and note; 1.7.2 and note; 1.7.5 and note.