The Remains of the Day Essays

  • Who Is Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains Of The Day

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    Throughout Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, Stevens constantly is waiting or performing his butler duties out of the sight of the public. However, he is commonly found somewhere in between these two states while in a doorway. Stevens is found “hesitating in the doorway” (Ishiguro 93) while going to visit his sick father. Similarly, Stevens shares that he stops for “a second to listen at the door” (Ishiguro 94) when he hears M. Dupont and Mr. Lewis having a secret conversation. The doorways

  • Essay On Creative Nonfiction

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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

  • 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

  • Miss Maudie Quotes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    understand. The text states, "I never went to school,' he said, 'but I have a feeling that if you tell Miss Caroline we read every night she'll get after me, and I wouldn't want her after me'" (Lee 42). The text later states, "Atticus said to Jem one day, 'I'd rather you go shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird'" (Lee 119). Atticus's constant guidance helps the children

  • Narrative Elements In Octavia Butler's Bloodchild

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    It always amazes me that books from such exceptional writers, who come from distinct backgrounds, and 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

  • Ambiguity In Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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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

  • Absence In Faulkner's The Sound And The Fury

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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

  • The Theme Of Innocence In Catcher In The Rye

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    Due to the coming of age, many of us lose our child-like perception on life by learning about the dangers and the evils of the 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

  • Autoethnography In Van Mann's Tales Of The Field

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    Within the generic label of autoethnography there are a number of different sub genres which various theorists have conceived upon analysis of the patterns emerging in autoethnographical writing. Scholars chart out the presence of two main approaches of autoethnography in literature - ‘analytic’ and ‘evocative’. Evocative autoethnography engages the reader in the understanding of the narrative and analytic autoethnography not only calls for a personal understanding of the text but also makes visible

  • A Clockwork Orange Diction Analysis

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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

  • The Remains Of The Day Analysis

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    (The Remains of the Day, 208). In Darlington nothing is great and honorable related to his collection with the Germans-a political gimmick camouflage as a professed act of benevolence that gradually leaves to the deadly abolition of trillions of Jews in World War II. Yet, Stevens decided idealization of his lord’s cosmopolitan identity which is essential for Stevens self image as an honorable professional, who place and commendable role on the global event. Stevens’ stubborn detachments from personal

  • Remains Of The Day Character Analysis

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    The Remains of the Day was written by Kazuo Ishiguro in 1989, in which portrays the story of the long-life butler in an aristocratic British house. The author locates the novel in a critical historic moment and it plays an important role in which the political instability is reflected on characters. However, the main character seems not to be affected by this event in most of the book, actually he does not seem to feel anything. In this essay, we suggest that Stevens fails to express his feelings

  • Kauzo Ishiguro The Remains Of The Day Analysis

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    narrative of Mr. Stevens in Kauzo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day Seminar Paper Mentor: Prof. Dr. Lindita Tahiri Student: Albulena Ajeti January, 2018 Introduction Remains of the day written by the Japanese writer, Kazuo Ishiguro, tells the story of Stevens, an English butler who worked for Lord Darlington. The story revolves around a trip that Stevens takes, after being provided with some days off from his employer. During his trip he

  • 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

  • Physical Therapist Interview Report

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    to being a successful leader is to remain objective and easy going. Mr. Sene began his career as a physical therapist in 1999. He served as the Rehabilitation Supervisor for Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Sene’s recent experiences include Co-Owner/Manager of a small-scale physical therapy office, in addition, a supervisory physical therapist at RWJBarnabas Health. Mr. Sene’s responsibilities for both facilities include; day to day operations, scheduling, budgeting,

  • Kazuo Ishiguro Multiculturalism

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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

  • Essay On Archaeobotany

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    research contribution to these key areas. There are two types of archaeobotanical remains, macro and micro remains (Thomas, 1996).Macro remains are large and often come in the form wood, fruits and seeds or even flowers and roots (Thomas, 1996). Micro remains are often a lot smaller in size than that of the macro remains, micro remains are isotopes, diatoms, pollens and phytoliths (Thomas, 1996). Macro remains and micro remains can be said to use different types of archaeological enquiry techniques however

  • A Comparison Of True Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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    a heavy reliance throughout Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Thus, it is worth noting that Romeo’s love for Juliet is in fact not true love, as he has forgotten of whom he once thought his only desire, wishes to be married a single day following his encounter, and remains far too young to understand what love truly is. To begin, Romeo and Juliet’s love for one another is not true love because it began not long following Romeo’s grief in regard of Rosaline. Love is an ever-changing traverse

  • Philip Marcus Case Study

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    From: Jordan Phoenix and Kristen Mann Re: Philip Marcus: examination of remains. Case # 20161021-01 Introduction: On the 21st day of October 2016, at approximately 11:38 the remains of Philip Marcus were exhumed. M.E Rundell presented the remains to the lab assistants Jordan Phoenix and Kristen Mann . M.E Rundell and his team began the investigation ordered by the Grand Jury into the death of the male. An autopsy of the remains was performed. The lab assistants were given the instructions to analyze

  • Beowulf: The Characteristics Of An Epic Hero

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    characteristics they possess. However, the ideals of an epic hero are constantly fluctuating due to the ever changing ideals of society. Although the characteristics of an epic hero are under constant modification, Beowulf is still an effective modern-day hero due to his acts of courage, compassion, and dedication in relation to his people. Courage can be defined as any individual possessing moral or mental strength in the face of physical pain or indescribable hardship (Personalitytutor). A hero must