Comparing Margaret Atwood's Oryx And Crake

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Margaret Atwood is known for writing speculative fiction novels set in the future. Her 2003 novel, Oryx and Crake is no different. This story takes place in a world where corporations rule this dystopian world. The world’s population has been decimated, thanks to a virus that was spread under the guise of the health supplement BlyssPluss. Before that though, the future was looking bleak already, having the intellectuals living in corporate sponsored walled compounds, and the less fortunate living in the “pleeblands”; home to individuals described as being “the addicts, the muggers, the paupers, the crazies” of the world (Atwood Page 27). The book is written similarly to Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, where the main character, Lauren Olamina, also lives in a walled community, separate from the less fortunate living outside the safety of her neighborhood’s walls. The…show more content…
He took what Crake told him as truth; that he was developing a “cure-all” drug for the entire world. Unfortunately it wasn’t until much later, now as Snowman, that he realizes that everything that Crake did growing up, whether it was watching snuff sites, kiddie porn sites, and playing games where the goal was to kill every living thing on the planet, led up to the world Snowman lives in now. I would write more about how Crake is trying to play God in their world by creating life, and in turn, Snowman is his apostle. Crake starting small and splicing hybrid plants and animals that are profitable for the corporation he works for, he takes the leap into creating the “perfect” human. I would also write about of how Jimmy’s jealousy towards Glenn, was never really that. It was more an admiration; a wanting by Jimmy to be accepted and loved by Crake. Which is why Snowman still continues telling biblical type of stories
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