Flotsam and Chaos: Things in Oryx and Crake

Materialism and its corporate grip on society is a rampant theme in Oryx and Crake, and it’s no surprise that Dan Fang would take a particular interest in it. In this post, she discusses the significance of Jimmy’s retained materialism; the previously mundane things that he owns are tangible remnants of an apocalyptic past. Fang takes particular note of the order of things as well, and uses it to further emphasize how out-of-place Jimmy is in this world.

Flotsam and Chaos: Things in Oryx and Crake

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~ by kievan09 on July 5, 2012.

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