Society And Clones In Never Let Me Go By Kazuo Ishiguro

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Society ignoring the problems they create is a common problem on Earth. Whether it be knowingly ignorant or they are unaware of the problem, societies often ignore the unpleasant and focus on the beautiful. At the Paris Climate Change Conference of 2015, large countries ignored the massive problems of death, sinking, and disease on the Pacific Islands caused by their emissions. Meanwhile, in Never Let Me Go society ignores the horrible conditions they let the clones live in. The novel’s depiction of how society treats the clones educates readers on why big countries ignore the Pacific Islands because both humanity and big countries cause problems for the clones and Pacific Islanders that they cannot bear to speak of. Fossil fuels are a part …show more content…
The society in Never Let Me Go has advanced to create clones that give them great medical advancements. This has improved the quality of life for people and creates a way for people to survive diseases they previously could not. However, these great medical advancements are at the expense of lives. The book details the life of a girl named Kathy H. who attends a school for clones. She lives her short life traveling through the clone program before deciding she is ready for caring. Readers discover the world through the eyes of a clone, although the society in Never Let Me Go views clones as less than human. Humanities views in this novel are described as “All clones- or students… existed only to supply medical science… that’s largely all you were to most people. Shadowy objects in test tubes” (Ishiguro 261). Clones were a “taboo” topic and people preferred to think that they came from nowhere rather than from alive beings (Ishiguro 254, …show more content…
Never Let Me Go is not afraid to delve into the jarring truth that humanity will choose to be ignorant rather than face that they cause suffering. This blatant explanation of humanity 's flaws helps readers understand the Paris Climate Change Conference better and why countries are still ignoring the terrible things carbon causes. Ishiguro’s book gives the extra knowledge behind humanity 's selfishness that readers need to understand how society acts. The clones and pacific islanders suffering definitely reveals that humanity would ignore suffering to gain more luxuries, thus Never Let Me Go enhances the reader’s knowledge of why large countries ignore the effects of climate

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