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you will confirm this intelligence soon in your own hand-writing

However varied the reasons might be for the phenomenon, Frankenstein continually reverts to the importance of documentary evidence to substantiate the truth of its events or assertions. This will be seen as crucial in the case of the Creature's existence and experiences (see 2.6.3), of Victor's rectitude as a narrator (see Walton 1), even of Walton's day-to-day account of his voyage (likewise contained in letters "in [his] own handwriting"). The pattern suggests that what is at stake here is the underlying truth of all fictions.