History Literature / OryxandCrake

6th Jun '17 10:20:41 AM MockFerret
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* AfterTheEnd: After a plague wipes out a good chunk of humanity, in the "present" sections.



* AfterTheEnd: After a plague wipes out a good chunk of humanity.


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*** Or Oryx [[MultipleChoicePast is a completely different]] [[UnreliableNarrator girl altogether]].


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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The flashback sections.
15th Dec '16 12:03:42 PM VVK
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* CrapsackWorld: The world is some current trends taken to the extreme: ecological destruction, alienation, inequality, the only use for learning left the misuse of science for blind profit. Crake for one is convinced humans are biologically unable not to destroy everything.

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* CrapsackWorld: The world is some current trends taken to the extreme: ecological destruction, alienation, inequality, the only use for learning left being the misuse of science for blind profit. Crake for one is convinced humans are biologically unable not to destroy everything.
15th Dec '16 11:55:46 AM VVK
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* AntiHero
* ApocalypseHow: Type 3a, mostly.

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* %%* AntiHero
* %%* ApocalypseHow: Type 3a, mostly.



* BigBadFriend: Crake is this to Jimmy.
* BookEnds: ''Zero hour.''
** Also, ''Snowman wakes before dawn.''

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* %%* BigBadFriend: Crake is this to Jimmy.
* %%* BookEnds: ''Zero hour.''
** %%** Also, ''Snowman wakes before dawn.''



* CharacterFilibuster
* ClassicalAntiHero: Jimmy

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* %%* CharacterFilibuster
* %%* ClassicalAntiHero: Jimmy



* TheChessmaster: Crake in the literal and {{troperiffic}} sense.

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* %%* TheChessmaster: Crake in the literal and {{troperiffic}} sense.



* DecadeDissonance: Between the Compounds and the pleeblands.

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* %%* DecadeDissonance: Between the Compounds and the pleeblands.



* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Present in the first book
* EvolutionaryLevels: Possibly subverted.
* EvilutionaryBiologist
* FreakOut
* GardenOfEvil
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: And how.

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* %%* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Present in the first book
* %%* EvolutionaryLevels: Possibly subverted.
* %%* EvilutionaryBiologist
* %%* FreakOut
* %%* GardenOfEvil
* %%* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: And how.



* LiteralGenie

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* %%* LiteralGenie



* MegaCorp: Several.

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* %%* MegaCorp: Several.



* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning

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* %%* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning



* NietzscheWannabe: Crake, albeit somewhat silently. Apart from the ominous fridge magnets.

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* %%* NietzscheWannabe: Crake, albeit somewhat silently. Apart from the ominous fridge magnets.



* SchmuckBait
* SelfMadeOrphan: Implied with Crake, [[spoiler:who was convinced his mother and uncle had turned his father over to [=CorpSeCorps=] to be "suicided"]].

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* %%* SchmuckBait
* SelfMadeOrphan: Implied with Crake, [[spoiler:who was convinced his mother and uncle had turned his father over to [=CorpSeCorps=] to be "suicided"]]."suicided", so he apparently killed her]].
15th Dec '16 11:51:09 AM VVK
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!!Tropes originating in Oryx and Crake:

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!!Tropes originating used in Oryx and Crake:
15th Dec '16 11:49:04 AM VVK
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* GambitRoulette: It's implied that [[spoiler:Crake]] had been working on his life's work for a long time. His mother's death was caused by a virus that was [[spoiler:very similar to the one he later unleashed upon Earth]]. See SelfMadeOrphan below.
15th Dec '16 11:42:54 AM VVK
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* NewMediaAreEvil: Any and all advancements are painted in the most horrible light Atwood can manage. Apparently anything more technologically advanced than steam power is another step towards the end of the world.
15th Dec '16 11:38:23 AM VVK
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* CrapsackWorld: Atwood makes a fairly compelling case that human civilization ''deserves'' to be exterminated.
** More like ''has to'' be exterminated. [[spoiler:Crake]]'s reason for what he did was that if he ''didn't'' do it, humanity would utterly destroy itself, thus exterminating all intelligent life. [[spoiler:Crake got rid of humanity, but to save intelligent life he created the children of Crake]].

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* CrapsackWorld: Atwood makes a fairly compelling case that human civilization ''deserves'' The world is some current trends taken to be exterminated.
** More like ''has to'' be exterminated. [[spoiler:Crake]]'s reason
the extreme: ecological destruction, alienation, inequality, the only use for what he did was that if he ''didn't'' do it, humanity would utterly learning left the misuse of science for blind profit. Crake for one is convinced humans are biologically unable not to destroy itself, thus exterminating all intelligent life. [[spoiler:Crake got rid of humanity, but to save intelligent life he created the children of Crake]].everything.
15th Dec '16 11:14:49 AM VVK
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* AuthorTract: "Humans are evil and deserve to be wiped out."
11th Oct '16 3:09:07 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* NameAndName
13th Aug '16 5:45:43 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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A sequel, ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'' (2009), has been published; rather than continuing the plot, it details what other characters are/were doing during the events of the first novel. The third and final book in the trilogy, ''Literature/{{Maddaddam}}'' (also the title of the trilogy itself) was released in 2013.

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A sequel, ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'' (2009), has been published; rather than continuing the plot, it details what other characters are/were doing during the events of the first novel. The third and final book in the trilogy, ''Literature/{{Maddaddam}}'' ''Literature/{{MaddAddam}}'' (also the title of the trilogy itself) was released in 2013.
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