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Passage No1 Long ago in the days of knights and dragons the kings and dukeshad lived in castles with high walls and drawbridges and slots on theramparts so you could pour hot pitch on your enemies said Jimmysfather and the Compounds were the same idea Castles were for keepingyou and your buddies nice and safe inside and for keeping everybodyelse outside34CommentaryThe passage shows the division between the compounders and thepleeblanders Atwood uses metaphor to portray the comparison between theCompounds and the Pleeblands People who live within the compounds areprotected by their firm security system just like how Kings and Dukesare protected by the castles whereas the pleeblanders are nothing buttheir enemies and the pleeblands are very unsafe and should be isolatedThrough the comparison Atwood demonstrates the theme of class conflictamong the citizensPassage No2Now suppose youre an outfit called HelthWyzer Suppose you make yourmoney out of drugs and procedures that cure sick people or else--better-- that make it impossible for them to get sick in the firstplaceYeah said Jimmy Nothing hypothetical here that was what HelthWyzeractually didSo what are you going to need sooner or laterMore curesAfter thatWhat do you mean after thatAfter youve cured everything goingSo youd need more sick people Or else-- and it might be the samething-- more diseases New and different ones RightStands to reason said Jimmy after a moment It did too But dontthey keep discovering new diseasesNot discovering said Crake Theyre creating them255CommentaryThis passage demonstrates how unethical and greedy HelthWyzer is in theintention of generating more and more profit for the company Thepassage reflects on one of the major themes in Oryx and Crake which iscorporate ethics Crake believes that HelthWyzer is creating newdiseases to raise patients needs of medicine in order to make profitout of it Similar to Atwoods idea about corporate ethics in the novelin todays society some corporations operate based on profit withoutconsidering the safety of citizensPassage No3As Jimmy watched frozen with disbelief Crake let Oryx fallbackwards
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