The Remains of the Day Essays

  • Remains Of The Day Ideology

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    In Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, Stevens scrutinizes that the generation in which one labored determines the answer to the crucial question of what makes a “great” butler. Steven’s values and attitudes indicate that he is a victim to both the prescriptive and descriptive aspects of ideology that Nealon and Giroux describe in their chapter, Ideology. Ideology can have two definitions according to Nealon and Giroux which lend themselves to “allow us to say that our values are ‘better,’

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Why Are Children At Hailsham Human

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    The novel, Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro proves that the students at Hailsham are human. They are human for several reasons, including the following: they have feelings, they are curious, and they posses the quality to attach themselves to their parent figures, just as regular children do. The clones have the ability to fall in love and become angry, just as normal humans fall in love and become angry. The children at Hailsham show they are human through curiosity, all throughout their lives

  • Charles Kenton Quotes

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     Kenton confronting Stevens about his father’s declining health o Kenton’s care and worry for Stevens’ father contrasts Stevens choices at the moment (and emphasizes Stevens stubborn sense of dignity and a lack of human-like qualities) and shows her care for Stevens.  Stephens father’s step incident o After several incidents in which Stevens father shows incompetence as a result of his elderly age, Stevens had to give his father a revised list of chores. The act if very challenging for Stevens

  • 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 Essay

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    For our next section on war films, in class we viewed and discussed the films Paths of Glory by Stanley Kubrick, The Remains of the Day, by James Ivory and the documentary A Painful Reminder. I think that there are many similarities between these three films, and while they take place during different places and times, I think they all carry with them the same examples of the consequences of war on society. For this reason, I will discuss the consequence within these films and how they relate to

  • Remains Of The Day Essay

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    In The Remains of the Day, the concerns of Stevens are linked to the political and social climate that is surrounding him. Stevens shared many personal values with a colonialist ideology, like his relationship with Lord Darlington and the hierarchies that structure it. The most obvious technique of the novel is the unreliable narrator because Stevens’s personal experiences differ from the actually stories. Ishiguro uses an interest in ordinary, private, and marginal lives in order to fill the spaces

  • Kauzo Ishiguro's The Remains Of The Day

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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

  • Why The Remains Of The Day Ishiguro

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    because he was responsible for his son’s death and the General is inevitably blamed by Stevens father and himself for commanding with “several flaunting of elementary military precautions, so that the men who had died quite needlessly” (The Remains of the Day, 28) and not for engaging in a brutal, oppressive, inhuman, political campaign to loot the South African wealth. In other words, his father the “great butler” has only his own self-concern about the death of his son which is a family loss at

  • The Remains Of The Day Power Is Class

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    In The Remains of the Day the things that indicates the power is class. In the old generation of Steven’s father, they divide class into three classes which are the houses of loyalty, dukes and the lords from the oldest families are the upper class, a new money is a middle class and Stevens who has to work hard is the lowest. Stevens works at Darlington Hall as a butler, he sees and serves many upper class. He knows how to manage with fussy people like them and he has to be professional at everything

  • The Rema Remains Of The Day Quotes

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    In Kazuo Ishiguro's novel “The Remains of the Day”, Dr. Carlisle is a minor character who represents a changing society and the eventual obsolescence of Stevens' way of life. The quote, “what do you think dignity’s all about?” (255) is a philosophical statement that accurately captures the limitations of Stephen's worldview and leads to his reflection on the choices he has made in life and the opportunities he has missed. Hence, this essay focuses on how Stephen’s realization is sparked by the progressing