Oryx and Crake | Study Guide

Margaret Atwood

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Overview

Author

Margaret Atwood

Year Published

2003

Type

Novel

Genre

Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Oryx and Crake is written in the third-person limited point of view, told from the perspective of Snowman, who was once called Jimmy.

Tense

Oryx and Crake is written in the present tense, with flashbacks in the past tense.

About the Title

Oryx and Crake are the two most important friends Snowman (Jimmy) had. Crake was his friend and employer and the creator of the Crakers, while Oryx was Jimmy's lover. When Crake kills Oryx, Jimmy kills Crake. After their deaths and the destruction of human civilization, Snowman mythologizes Oryx and Crake to the Crakers, who begin to treat them as gods.

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