Atwood finishes her novel, Oryx and Crake, with an indeterminate ending. We know that Snowman confronts the people at the fire, but we do not know the outcome… well I do, because I read the third book :).
Your task is to become Atwood and finish the novel. Once Snowman bursts onto the scene, what happens? You are writing in the same perspective and style as the novel, but putting in your own ideas.
I am not concerned with you writing a “correct” version, but rather one that fits with what we know about Snowman: his attitude, personality and the world from which he came as well as this new world in which he now finds himself. I also want you to consider the type of people who might have survived the destruction of the human race. What would they be like? How would this new world have changed and shaped them?
Everyone will start with the same opening:
“From habit he lifts his watch; it shows him its blank face.
Zero hour, Snowman thinks. Time to go.”
Due: Thursday, November 21.