Never Let Me Go Criticism

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Phie Rodriguez Ms. Miranda British Literature 5ACE 12 March 2018 Never Let Humanity Go Synopsis: Never Let Me Go begins as thirteen-year-old Kathy H, a thoughtful and perceptive human clone, starts to question her life and surroundings, namely Hailsham, the institution she is raised in. Kathy and her friends Tommy and Ruth question Hailsham’s focus on creativity and also learn that something separates the clones and normal humans. She does not fully understand her situation, but links it to her fate as a “donor”, another concept she has yet to be fully introduced to. Kathy matures, and begins to realize that she has been sheltered from reality. At age sixteen, Kathy and her friends leave Hailsham to live at an establishment called the Cottages,…show more content…
The clones are continuously misunderstood as a result, their humanity disregarded, and their individuality crushed to a point where they are completely controlled by society. Though the dystopian society depicted in Never Let Me Go can be seen as simply a science-fiction invention, it could become a reality, depending on the course of science and progress. Every day, people die in need of organs that simply are not available to them. In keeping a sense of morality in scientific research, potentially harmful tests are often carried out on animals, rather than real human beings, compromising the relevance of test results in some ways. The creation of human cones could be a solution to both these issues, and as society and the scientific community evolve over time, the perspective of the majority regarding human cloning could change drastically. Never Let Me Go is a warning for the future written at a time when cloning is advancing further and further and the need for ethical debate is growing. It calls for science to proceed with caution, and for society to cling to morality. Only time can tell whether society will hold onto its current sense of morality or devolve into Ishiguro’s
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