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Over the story Oryx and Crake, Give a short overview of the plot. Treat this like an introduction to the big, important
ideas that someone who hadn’t read the book would need to follow your larger points.
You don’t have to cover every detail, but a reader should be able to understand who
characters are, what the novel’s world is like, and where the story ends up and why.
• Using your overview, explain the set of problems or issues the author dwells on. Why
did their world fall apart? What might they want us to do so we don’t end up in the
• Do a bit of critical assessment. These are works of fiction, not objective descriptions of
our social trajectory. Are there parts of the plot or scenario that feel realistic? Or others
that are more far-fetched? Problems we should worry about or others we might not? Be
sure to explain why you think so, in either case.