Journal 6.docx - Binder 1 Matt Binder Professor Johnson 11am ENG 121 Oryx and Crake Journal Chapters 13-15 Margaret Atwood chose the epigrams to include

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Binder 1 Matt Binder Professor Johnson 11am ENG 121 3/9/16 Oryx and Crake Journal Chapters 13-15 Margaret Atwood chose the epigrams to include in her novel to essentially warn the reader about how to read or interpret her work. In the first epigram from Gulliver’s Travels , it reads, “my principal design was to inform you, and not to amuse you” (Swift). Atwood uses this epigram as a truth to her writing intentions. She is writing this novel as a vice to warn us of the possible dangers that could threaten the human population. These dangers include capitalism, technology, and power. She also makes a commentary on many other issues such as pornography, sex slavery, global warming, and other environmental issues. Atwood uses all of these issues and incorporates them into her writing in an effort to show us what can and could happen if we rely too much on technology or genetically modified creations such as animals, foods, and medicines.

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