Day 4

Oryx and Crake Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Jimmy never dreams about his mother, "only her absence." What do you think this says about Jimmy and his relationship to his mother?

    Jimmy is more accustomed to his mother's absence than he ever was to her presence. She's been missing (or dead) for most of his life by now, but that early betrayal and disappearance had a huge impact on Jimmy, and he's made it a significant part of how he presents himself to others. His far-off, fuzzy memories of his mother are more confusing and submerged than his grand narrative of her absence.

  2. 2

    Why do you think Snowman makes the arduous journey to the Rejoov complex?

    From a practical standpoint, he is looking for supplies...

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