endeavours to move the passions

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endeavours to move the passions

As with the attention Walton gives to Victor's theatrical "command" in the opening paragraph of his resumed narrative (III:Walton:1 and note), we are here made conscious of how essentially manipulative (even if it could be argued to be not wholly intentional) is Victor's effort to insure that his perspective on events becomes the official record handed down to posterity.