Essay Topic 1
In the first section of the novel, what can the reader assume about Snowman? What can the reader assume about the new species of humans? How does the truth compare with these assumptions?
Essay Topic 2
How do the pseudonyms presented become a motif in the novel? What do they tell us about the world Snowman lived in as a child and at the present?
Essay Topic 3
What role does foreshadowing play in Oryx and Crake? What indicators of foreshadowing are in the novel? What is foreshadowed early on in the novel?
Essay Topic 4
What is significant about Snowman's bonfire memory? What does Snowman think as a child when he sees the bonfire? Why is it significant to Snowman's current situation in the novel?
Essay Topic 5
How is suspense built in the novel? Provide at least three specific examples from the novel to make your point clear...
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