Cloud Atlas - Study Guide Chapter 5, "An Orison of Sonmi-451" Summary & Analysis

David Mitchell (author)
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An "Orison of Sonmi-451" is told as an interview. It is set in the future, in a world where corporations rule at the expense of individuals. Clones (fabricants) are created to perform service functions. One such fabricant is Sonmi-451, a former dinery server. She begins her interview by telling of her life as a fabricant. She worked in a Papa Song's, a kind of futuristic McDonald's, where the clones take orders, clean up the dining room, and serve the food. They are housed at the restaurant; work nineteen hour days; and never see natural sunlight.

The population of this corporate society is divided into "pure-bloods" (naturally born individuals) and "fabricants" (clones). Sonmi explains that fabricants are widely believed not to have a personality, but that is a myth perpetuated...

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