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An Ecocritical Reading of Oryx and Crake

Author JiaYingTao
Tutor DuanXiaoYing
School Hebei Normal
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Ecocriticism Natural Community Spirit
Type Master's thesis
Year 2009
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Margaret Atwood is one of Canada's most impressive female writers. Until 2006, she has published 15 collections of poetry, nine collections of short stories, three literature reviews and 12 novels. Her novel The Handmaid's Story \Her 10th novel, \Atwood theme of the novel is mainly involved in the lives of women, Canada's national status and ecological crisis. In 2003, her novel \The novel portrays a human abuse of biotechnology apocalyptic view of the destruction of all mankind. Since its publication, the novel has been the interpretation of the multi-angle, but most of them focus its dystopian literary techniques, post-modernism text feature. Learn from Lu Shuyuan his new \From this point of analysis is still very rare. The thesis is divided into five parts. The preamble of Atwood's life and she works at home and abroad. The text is divided into three chapters. The first chapter deals with the behavior of in anthropocentrism natural ethics, the destruction of nature and the spread of disease. Chapter II from the perspective of social ecology of social tyranny and domination, interpersonal discord, the development of technology and desire to wantonly sin. The third chapter from the perspective of spiritual ecology, discusses the natural and social disasters caused by inner conflict and novels brought to the character of the natural and social environment deterioration due to the spirit of the characters wilderness. Finally, the first chapters explore the foundation concluded. Atwood's ecological awareness that she tried to correct the imbalance in the natural ecology, social ecology, spiritual ecology. She is not only to maintain the balance between man and nature, but also to maintain the human beings, and self-balancing. Natural ecology, social ecology and spiritual ecology interdependent interaction. She hopes that human beings should pay more attention to the harmonious development of these three aspects. Only when the entire ecosystem is in a state of equilibrium, humans can be happy and harmonious life.

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