The Role Of The God's Gardeners

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The group of people in the novel, who are called the God’s Gardeners, can be ignored as they play a vital role in the novel. The God’s Gardeners are the environmentalist community and interact with the larger culture. Both Toby and Ren in the novel are taken under the wings of this community. This God’s Gardener group is a religious cult which follows their own culture and rejects other outside culture to protect both the plants and animals. They are the close knit community that stay and work together. The basic principle of this community is to value all the creatures that are present in the world. This community is strictly vegetarian and only eats meat under an emergency condition. Only organic and homegrown diet that they grow up in the…show more content…
The spirituality is so deeper that it could be seen through their actions. They honour the God’s creation and believe that each and every human being in this world has every right to live in this world. These people are an activist group who work for the betterment of the society and the world. The activism takes place best through personal choice. Usually they believe that “We are doing our small part”. They ignore protests and violence and behave in a very sensible manner. They focus on the better change through the…show more content…
It like the present is hopeless and only the horrific disaster can bring back the nature. Furthermore, whoever reads the novel would feel like Atwood raising a question that is what kind of collapse will be required before something fundamentally new is to spread over the Earth?. God’s Gardener lives with the rebellion against the commodity and the greedy pleasure. In “We’re Using Up the Earth. It’s Almost Gone”: A Return to the Post-Apocalyptic Future in Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood, J.Brooks Bouson points out that the God’s Gardener “ also see the need for the cleansing renewal of humanity and the creation of new social and moral order”(2011,17). God’s Gardeners reconstruct the Biblical stories from the boks of Genesis, Jeremiah and Apocalypse in which God angry with sinful people, warns humankind:
“So the LORD said, "I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created--and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground--for I regret that I have made them."(Genesis
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