Jimmy does not love Oryx because simply put, their story is not based upon love. Margaret Atwood herself alludes to this fact a...
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...’s quote on everything having a price rings true. Jimmy’s desire, his intellectual obsession for power, pays the price as he ends up it what appears to be the only survivor of a world apocalypse while taking care of Crake’s non-human humans. Why did not Jimmy just love Oryx? Although, it is not really in his DNA to love. Jimmy is a product of maternal love or rather the lack of.
Atwood, Margaret. “The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake ‘In Context’.” Modern Language Association 119.3 (2004): 513-517. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 28 March 2014.
Atwood, Margaret. Oryx and Crake. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2009. Print.
Banerjee, Suparna. “Towards Feminist Mother: Oppositional Maternal Practice in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.” Journal of International Women’s Studies 14.1 (2013): 236-247. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 28 March 2014.
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