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Essay | Oryx and Crake: A Modern-Day Frankenstein

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Oryx and Crake: A Modern-Day Frankenstein

Summary: Margaret Atwood's "Orxy and Crake" was obviously influenced by Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." Both Crake and Victor Frankenstein try to changed the human race by manufacturing a human, both with disasterious consequences. Both Crake and Frankenstein do not take responsbility for their actions.
In the novel Oryx and Crake, and the classic Frankenstein, the main characters share very similar characteristics. Both Crake and Victor Frankenstein try to create a new human race which eventually leads to disaster. Also, they childishly refuse to take responsibilities for their mistakes. Even though the two books were written almost 200 years apart, it goes to show that the same problems that affected Victor in 1817 are still affecting the society of the future in which Crake lives in. The embedded Frankenstein story in Oryx and Crake suggests that Crake is a Dr. Frankenstein who refuses to take responsibility for his creations.

Crake and Dr. Victor Frankenstein share many similarities, which are shown by their actions. Both Crake and Victor try to create a new race of people. Crake creates the Crakers, and Victor creates a monster. Neither Crake nor Victor realize what they...

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