Oryx and Crake


Margaret Atwood

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Amanda Payne Character Analysis

Amanda is Jimmy’s girlfriend after he leaves Martha Graham. She is fiercely individualistic installation artist who grew up in the Pleeblands, and who does not have a favorable view of the Compounds or the corporations around which they are built. She and Jimmy only date for a few months, and break up when Jimmy takes a job at AnooYoo.
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Amanda Payne Character Timeline in Oryx and Crake

The timeline below shows where the character Amanda Payne appears in Oryx and Crake. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10
Scientific Progress & Its Costs Theme Icon
Corporate Power & Commodification Theme Icon
The State of Human Relationships Theme Icon
...Graham university with his degree in Problematics. After graduation he moves in with his girlfriend, Amanda Payne. They live in one of the modules (A kind of suburban middle-ground between the... (full context)
Corporate Power & Commodification Theme Icon
History, Language & the Humanities Theme Icon
Amanda receives a grant to do her artwork, installation projects called “vulture sculptures” where she spells... (full context)