Analysis Of Remains Of The Day By Kazuo Ishiguro

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Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro is a whole narrative that constantly is looking back and wondering what could have happened if I had done this. It is through his memories that we can see how Stevens, the main protagonist, acts and feels about specific occasions. In this essay, I suggest that because of his condition of ‘dignity’, Stevens cannot express what he thinks and experiences so not to strip away his ‘mask’ of a professional butler. Firstly, we should mention one of the most tragic situations in which Stevens has been involved and it is his father’s death, even though, it is worth to discuss about how the butler confronts this illness before the demise. Mister Stevens father tries to speak with his son truthfully about proud was of him also about how sorry he was for not being a good father yet, Mister Stevens junior ignores it and turns to work. He is trying to be so dignified towards his profession as a butler that he even holds his emotions back, so that he could not be exposed. He went on looking at his hands for a moment. Then he said slowly: ‘I hope I’ve been a good father to you.’ I laughed a little and said: ‘I’m so glad you’re feeling better now.’ ‘I’m proud of you. A good son. I hope I’ve been a good father to you. I suppose I haven’t.’ ‘I’m afraid we’re extremely busy now, but we can talk again in the morning.’ (Day two- Morning, Salisbury, page. 101) 1 1. All further references are taken from the same edition: ISHIGURO, Kazuo. Remains of the

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