The Windup Girl Themes

Paolo Bacigalupi
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Betrayal

Betrayal plays a large role in "The Windup Girl". Anderson owns the SpringLife factory, but this is his cover because he is actually a calorie man, intending to betray the Thai Kingdom if necessary in order to acquire access to their seedbank for AgriGen. Hock Seng also demonstrates betrayal as he embezzles from the company's bribery funds in order to stockpile money so he has a plan for escape if things go badly. Furthermore, this action results in the factory not getting the materials they need since Customs never received the bribes. Hock Seng also plans to steal the blueprints from Anderson's safe, and he even makes a deal with the Dung Lord to acquire the blueprints in exchange for a ship and the Dung Lord's patronage. Emiko betrays her customer's secrets to Anderson, sharing information about Gi Bu Sen and the seedbank. She also recalls how her...

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