Characterization of Oryx and the Soul in Oryx and Crake

While working with the idea of the mind-body-soul relation in Atwood’s Oryx and Crake last week, I started to think more about it in direct relation to the primary characters – Oryx, Crake, and Snowman.  After playing with the thought for a bit, I’m pretty satisfied with correlating these three interrelated aspects of humanity with these three interrelated people.

I’ll begin with the last of the characters to be fully introduced: Oryx.

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