All In Good Storytime

category: Literature

Page Twenty-one--Oryx(?)


[SPOILERS] In the 21st episode of All in Good Storytime we finish reading "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood. We begin by expressing our disappointment that Oryx was not developed more as a character and was generally sidelined by Crake and Jimmy's relationship. Additionally, we discuss our frustration that once Oryx moves out of the fantasy world of Jimmy's memories and actual flashbacks including her are shown she is almost immediately killed by Crake. We question Crake's motives in moving to genocide, and we contemplate the role that Oryx played in his plans. We end by discussing solutions to our current world that would save us from this type of dystopian future and come up with 3 solutions: 1) a great flood 2) greater access to contraception 3) less cooperation between the military and private corporations and limiting the power of private corporations in public affairs.

Next week we will be reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, a 2016 autobiography that offers an honest look into the lives of poor, rural white Americans.


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