How can you explain the dualism in Frankenstein?

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As defined by Rene Descartes, dualism refers to the separation between one’s mind and one’s body. Together, the mind and body form the whole person, but each is its own distinct part of the individual.

One of the central problems that dualism addresses is whether the mind is a part of the body or vice versa.

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the monster’s creation also addresses the question of the mind versus the body. Victor creates the monster’s body from the disparate parts of recently buried corpses. These parts, in...

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