Oryx and Crake - Surname 1 Name Instructor Course Date Analysis of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood Thesis Margaret Atwood is the renowned

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Surname 1 Name Instructor Course Date Analysis of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood Thesis Margaret Atwood is the renowned Canadian author of the 2003 fiction novel Oryx and Crake of the MaddAddam trilogy. The book lies under the categories of adventure, romance, science fiction, and speculative fiction as it handles the topic of an age of scientific advancement that spirals out of control and ends civilization. Furthermore, it has a dystopian theme that indicates the speculative future of the world due to genetic engineering and pharmaceutical experimentation. This paper analyses the topic of the environmental apocalypse through the actions of the characters and literary devices such as imagery and symbolism. Annotated Bibliography Dillon, Denise B. "Footprint”: The Apocalyptic Imprint of End as Immanent in Atwood’s Oryx and Crake." Etropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics , vol. 17, no. 2, 2018, pp. 26- 39. James Cook University , doi:10.25120/etropic.17.2.2018.3657. The journal article by Dillon is a peer-reviewed source that addresses the imminent apocalypse of the global environment through Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake . The essay states that “we live in a post-natural world because human activity has altered things as fundamental as the weather.” The phrase is relevant to my research as my critical analysis of the book is from an environmental perspective. Dillon’s paper claims that the apocalyptic rhetoric in literature aims to alert human beings to global ecological threats by evoking their sense of crisis
Surname 2 through symbols in the text. If the writing manages to arouse people's sense of urgency significantly, then they will make a stand and take action against any threats to the natural surroundings. In chapter 2 of Oryx and Crake , Snowman recollects events from his past where the mass death of animals had become common. He also struggles with his current reality where the concept of time is gone, and his grasp of the language is fading as well. Atwood tries to warn readers of the consequences of a generation that neglects its responsibility towards Mother Nature, just as Dillon’s paper emphasizes that the end of the human world is unavoidable if environmental degradation persists. Singal, Pooja. "A Study of Crucial Human Issues in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake." International Journal Of Research , vol. 5, no. 7, 2018, pp. 516-522, Accessed 9 May 2019. The article by Singal is a peer-reviewed paper that discusses the critical analysis of human issues that Atwood presents in Oryx and Crake . Singal names Margaret Atwood as the “most prominent” Canadian novelist, essayist, poet, critic, and environmental activist. While Atwood’s contributions to literature are undeniable, there are other renowned novelists and poets, such as Patrick Lane and Leonard Cohen, whose works are as brilliant as Atwood’s. Singal’s paper identifies several central themes in the book that relate to the current world. Among the

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