Day 2

Oryx and Crake Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What kind of entertainment do Crake and Jimmy seek out? Why?

    Both Crake and Jimmy like games and shows that shock or challenge them. They are highly desensitized and cynical, so they seek out extreme content. Your students may consider this content disturbing, and you should address this in class. Discuss the ethics of their entertainment: watching televised executions, for example, or child porn. Ask students if they have sought out disturbing content on the internet, and why.

  2. 2

    Jimmy thinks that Oryx is "not like other women." Why does he think this? Do you agree?

    This statement is problematic because it implies that the common qualities of women, if they...

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