Ishiguro's Narrative In Modern Life

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Ishiguro employs Kathy with a narrative style which has a realistic touch to allow the readers to realize her nature, She narrates the novel, So the events are based on her flashbacks and stream of consciousness. she spends time to think carefully about what she says, as if she speaks personally to the reader, she exclaims "I want to talk about such and such but first I 'll have to go back a bit to give you the background and explain why” (Ishiguro 138). according to Ishiguro, he employs Kathy as a mean to not give too much information to his readers in order to keep the element of suspense alive and at the same time foreshadowing an impending death. This style of narration also consists of constantly switching which contributes to Kathy 's disorganized chronological perception of time and its significance. she mentions sometimes how she does not clearly remember certain events. although, Ishiguro very effectively employs a realistic character who has the complex thought of a true human being as she narrates the story. This is significant because Kathy 's narration not only affects the plot, but also how each theme is slowly displayed along with it. The Dystopian narratives exaggerate a way of modern culture that…show more content…
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