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How human are the Crakers?: A study about human identity in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay has handled the subject of humanity in Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. The aim of the thesis was  to argue that the Crakers developed into human beings with help of their teachers. This was made by researching different aspects in humanity such as human identity, language, religion, life and death and how these traits of humanity were developed.    The development of the Crakers’ identities has also been discussed with regards to teachers, teaching and the relation between power and knowledge meaning how the Crakers’ teachers helped them or tried to prevent them from growing into humans. The relation between power and knowledge shows how the teacher holds power over his pupils since he decides what he will teach them. The results revealed that the Crakers became as human as they could be without being born human through teaching and acquiring traits that are known to be human.

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2011. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Oryx, Crake, Humanity, Humanoid, Animal
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13547OAI: diva2:430888
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2011-05-31, 12:23 (English)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-07-13 Created: 2011-07-13 Last updated: 2011-07-13Bibliographically approved

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