Oryx and Crake - Section 5 (pages 93-110) Summary & Analysis

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Section 5 (pages 93-110) Summary

Snowman sees a huge rabbit that is the result of breeding in the wild between regular rabbits and genetically modified ones that have escaped from their cages. Snowman wishes that he could catch the rabbit for food, but then he remembers that he established a law that rabbits were sacred to Oryx and therefore could not be eaten. Snowman, being the only person alive who knew Crake, has the authority to make laws and create myths.

Some of the children approach Snowman and ask him questions. He tells them that Crake says they need to stop asking so many questions, or they will be toast. The children ask him what toast is, and he is reminded that he cannot use arcane metaphors with them.

The sky darkens, and the men and women appear. The women have every imaginable skin...

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