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    wars that have broken out through the course of history and generally, caused a lot of casualties and losses. Soldiers sacrifice themselves for the sake of their country and their people so that people can have better lives. The novels Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens portrays the sacrifices that the characters go through for the ‘greater good’ of others. The novels show how each character sacrifices themselves in different ways to protect a loved one, despite the relationship they may have. There are times in difficult situations, one would be forced to do things that do not seem to meet one 's comfort level. The Civil War, in the 1800’s, had very few volunteered soldiers, in fact, only about 10 percent of the soldiers were actually devoted to fighting. The rest of the soldiers were put in other odd jobs because they did not actually want to fight. They had sacrificed their freedom for the greater good of the country. Much like the soldiers losing their freedom once joining the military, Kathy H., a strong female character from Never Let Me Go, was…

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    heads a lot of the basic facts about [their] futures” (Ishiguro 83). One of their methods for inducing conformity was to reveal information at the same time as they revealed other, more captivating information, such as during their sex education: “We’d be focusing on sex, and then the other stuff would creep in” (Ishiguro 84). Another method was to glorify their lives at Hailsham and allow not only the students, but those outside of Hailsham, to believe that the students were truly lucky: even…

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    themselves. They want to be deemed significant and inimitable by the rest of the world. Kazuo Ishiguro, author of Never Let Me Go, was born and raised in Japan, until his family moved to England in 1960 when he was five years old. Throughout childhood, he is left as a social outcast, feeling too English for Japan and too Japanese for England. He, similar to the clones in Never Let Me Go, searches for a sense of meaning throughout his life. His background and heritage is dissimilar to those…

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    Gattaca Comparison

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    In both Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, and the film Gattaca, the text and film display a form of dehumanization. In the novel, Ishiguro explores the clones humanity when confronted by a society that wants to hide them away as they are so rebellious against them. Society’s attitude towards the clones Kathy, Tommy and the other students is a fearful one. When Madame arrives at Hailsham she reacts with horror “[w]aiting for the moment when you realize that you really are different to them...of…

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    Aspects of Humanity Revealed through Symbolism in Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go has been widely acclaimed for its insights into the depths of human life. On the surface, the main characters, Kathy H., Tommy, and Ruth live completely normal lives, but their inevitable futures as organ donors separates them from “normal” people. Throughout their childhood and adolescent lives, the characters encounter various objects that become sentimental to them. Kathy greatly values her…

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    As you read Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, you must infer some parts of the novel as the narrator leaves out crucial information. Both the characters and the readers are withheld from, crucial information that greatly affects the events in the novel that shape who the characters are. The purpose for the author and the guardians to withhold information from the reader and the characters is to mask the true identities of the characters in the novel, to establish a sense of individuality within…

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    complained that it shouldn’t be classified as a fantasy novel. Nevertheless, both explain how genres are now being mixed and that sometimes, a book cannot be labeled by just one specific type of genre. I agree with some of Neil Gaiman’s statements, such as how he states that the subject of the book doesn’t determine genre and that genres only exist when there’s an abundance of novels that fit that specific genre. I both partly agree and disagree with Kazuo Ishiguro. I agree with how he believes…

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    Never Let Me Go Dystopia

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    A look Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go novel depict a dystopian society where it happens to deal with the question of what it is to be human. Never Let Me Go tells the story of a society where individuals are cloned and excluded from the outside real world in order to provide organs for their normal counterparts and thus live relatively short lives. Though in the novel, the clones or students aim to always attain happiness and are conditioned to be content within their place in social…

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    Throughout the course of literature there have been many great works that explore a topic that has been taboo for decades. Two works of literature really explore and enlighten readers of what humanity means to others would have to be Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Both of these books create a controversy and make the reader truly think about what is morally right to them about humanity. Several parallels can be discussed when comparing the two works but I…

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    INTRODUCTION How do the actions and words of a society affect the way people act? In Never Let Me Go, author Kazuo Ishiguro depicts a society in which individuality is threatened by the pressure to conform through methods such as peer pressure and social expectations. Without a doubt, peer pressure is most commonly found in schools today, just as social expectations are suffocating the middle class’ desire to become their own unique person. If conformity means to “conform to a social role……

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