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    the existing philosophical, religious, economic and scientific paradigms that underpinned evolving global tension. Throughout Kazuo Ishiguro’s complex and compelling 1986 novel, An Artist of the Floating World and the poetic 1959 French film Hiroshima Mon Amour by acclaimed director Alain Resnais, the liminal constraint

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    In Ishiguro’s novels The Remains of the Day and Unconsoled it is deliberately foreground the problematic engagement of the individuals with the concepts of globalization. They respond against attempt of global capitalism in describing hybrid cultural and diasporic forms in homogenizing, absolutist and pseudo-liberating terms. One such attempt , is to define the experience of diasporic as a self-empowering , unproblematic cosmopolitan project, neglecting the problems and inequalities in power that

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    world, with only a few people being able to maintain this innocence. This essay will explore the theme of loss of innocence in the novels “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro, and “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding.  The theme of loss of innocence can be seen in the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger. Through the character of Holden and the use of dialogue, metaphors, and colloquial language, we are able

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    write different works, for diverse audiences can have so many connecting ideas, and techniques of displaying similar narrative elements. Octavia Butler and Kazuo Ishiguro, for example, wrote their own dystopian stories about humans and another form of life in order to show what certain advancements can do if they are taken to an extreme. Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel tells the tale of a world where clone farms exist in order to supply the human race a resource from which organs can be acquired for those

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    Personal Identity

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    In the novel The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, Stevens’ change in personal identity parallels with the changes of England after decolonization. The comparison between Darlington Hall and England demonstrates how Stevens idealizes the empire of England and how he strives to serve those who perpetuate the strict class and imperial structures of England. Despite now being employed by the American Mr. Farraday, Stevens holds on to Darlington’s traditions and political views in order to show that

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    When would be a considerable time to ask a young child to comprehend and accept death? When “denied agency” (Carroll 131), the mind is restricted to only being able to “… show the real difficulties involved in maintaining civility under domestic circumstances (Wong, 290)”. In Never Let Me Go, protagonist Kathy H. will never truly be able to express her feelings and emotions to those around her for her intimate death lays heavily on her shoulders but she insists on not breaking posture. Growing up

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    [Title] Marianne de Guzman Impo lifts her spindly hands away from her thin body and slowly, she opened her palm. It was a bursikos, a small pouch made from cheesecloth. Inside was a pair of earrings and a necklace made from the gold mines of Paracale and a tambourine chain. This is an excerpt taken from my first interview story from one of my writing classes. It was entitled “Grandmother’s Favorite”, a supernatural story about my mother’s strange encounter with her deceased grandmother’s soul

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    Okonkwo's Flaws

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    In the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo was a wealthy farmer and had two barns full of yams, he was already a great man for his age. Unoka, his father, had died ten years ago, was lazy and improvident and was in alot of debt and was a failure. Nwoye, Okonkwo’s first son, was twelve years old and was lazy, he starting to be like his grandfather. Okonkwo’s biggest flaw is the fear of becoming like his father and to becoming unsuccessful and less of a man. In chapter four, the whole

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    Yann Martel is an award-winning Canadian author with many notable works, including Life of Pi. In this novel, Trent University alumnus depicts a story of a young Indian boy, Piscine Patel, who is stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck. In Life of Pi, Yann Martel presents two stories to leave the reader conflicted as to what story is true, which emphasizes the reader’s subjective ideology and the realization that there is no absolute truth. Most readers presume that the relativity

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    Love is an involuntary factor that many people have come across in life. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, the main character Lily, has an internal conflict with her mother which affects how open she is to love. Lily grew up with her father and the culpability of her mother's death.(more info) She was raised with a harsh understanding of love due to the lack of love given to her all throughout her life, for she was more open to love because she hasn't doted as a child.However

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    William Faulkner’s novel, The Sound and the Fury, represents an experiment in writing, as was said by the writer himself. It depicts the tragedy of the Compson family, and in the broader view, the fall of the Old South, in a very unusual way. The novel is an experiment in regards to the very specific use of the narrative technique, and the results obtained from it. The whole book echoes various forms of absence which account for the ever-present chaos, and disorder that render the book so hard to

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    The first chapter of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange begins unlike anything we have ever read. From the first sentence to the last, the reader is faced with vocabulary that is unfamiliar and a narrative style that demands careful attention. This essay will focus primarily on diction and its historical context but also on the novel’s form. First of all, the unfamiliar language in this novel, while it may be straining, is ultimately intriguing. The invented Nadsat language, a prime example

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    The more opportunities we get growing up, allows us to receive more opportunities to grow as individuals. With this being said, during these opportunities we may experience challenges and hardships that allow us to learn important lessons for life. Throughout the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the protagonist, Jay Gatsby is seen battling and encountering various types of limitations that have impacted his life significantly. However, the limitations Gatsby is confronted with, puts him at a

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    Miss Maudie Atkinson, the Finch's neighbor, disagreed with the common beliefs of the citizens of Maycomb. She quickly became angered when other citizens discussed their prejudiced beliefs. When other women were talking negatively about African Americans, "Two tight lines had appeared at the corners of [Miss Maudie's] mouth" (Lee 312). Mrs. Dubose, an elderly woman who lived down the street from the Finches, was addicted to morphine. According to the text, "'She took it as a pain-killer for

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    Mabel is like an alien creature amongst the company of her brothers and has been working for almost ten years in house hold chores like a robot or machine and does not care what is happening around her even her younger brother, Malcolm need some care and attention of her but she remains lost in her past memories where she spent time with her parents. There makes no difference whether she exists in the company of her brothers or not. Her brothers and new comer, Dr. Fergusson are engaged in conversation

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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

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    Kathy H., the protagonist in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, has been a carer for over 11 years now. A carer is a clone, developed for organ donation in the dystopic novel, given the responsibility to care for other clones further into the process. She has good instincts with her donors, but might be seen by others as privileged because she was a student a Hailsham, an exclusive school. She describes herself as “lucky” to have gone there. Kathy’s donors “tend to do better than expected.” They have

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    All in all, Woolf´s To The Lighthouse and Ishiguro´s Never Let Me Go have proven to be works in which art is omnipresent. We saw that different kinds of arts were displayed all throughout the novels and made us realise its multiple abilities. In some cases, it had a function that was necessary for the development of the plots or had the purpose of helping the authors and the characters to cope with their everyday problems, in others, it just followed the art for art´s sake idea. These numerous manifestations

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    pervasive theme still manifests in the presence of suffering. In A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, the prevalent motif of suffering illustrates

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    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

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