Environmental Apocalypse in Margaret Atwood’s novel Orxy And Crake
Keywords:Ecocriticism, environment, nature, technology
Ecocriticism is the study of representations of nature in literary works and of the relationship between literature and the environment. In the year of 1980’s the field ecocriticism has boomed within the field of literature studies and establishing itself as an integral part of the environmental humanities. Margaret Atwood, a well-known Canadian writer shows her profound respect for nature. The most recurrent themes in Atwood’s novels are women seeking identity coupled with modified survival of consciousness in an unstable world, potentially destructive nature relationship. Atwood’s novel Oryx and Crake is a reflection of her concern about the environmental disasters that humanity might possibly encounter in the near future. This paper is an attempt to explore the possible terrible consequences of the modern materialization of the mother earth through the depiction of a kind of future life and how nature has been destroyed by advanced technology. The study focuses on the conflict between technology and nature.
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