Jimmy’s Dilemma: The Completion of Crake’s Vision
The ending of Oryx and Crake is one of the more controversial parts of the book, partially for its vague cliffhanger, partially for the implications that Jimmy’s actions have on his current state of mind. This is what Erin Pellarin questions, theorizing that perhaps Jimmy has been brainwashed by his solitude and Crake’s purpose for him. What is “going too far?” Has Jimmy become so burdened by Crake’s legacy that he is incapable of fulfilling his own desires? Join the discussion below!