In his highly acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro's hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. Kathy (Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, An Education), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, Boy A, Red Riding) and Ruth (Oscar nominee Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.
Author: Alex Garland
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Performing Arts
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
Unlock the more straightforward side of Never Let Me Go with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, a dystopian novel set in a fictionalised version of England where human clones are used for organ donation. The novel follows three of these clones, Kathy, Ruth and Tommy, as they grow up and come to realise that they have no way of escaping their fate, which will inevitably lead to their early deaths. In this way, the author reflects on mortality, the ethical limits of modern science and what it means to be human. Never Let Me Go is Kazuo Ishiguro’s sixth novel and, along with The Remains of the Day (for which he won the Man Booker Prize in 1989) and The Buried Giant, is one of his most widely read works. Find out everything you need to know about Never Let Me Go in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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Author: Bright Summaries
Category: Study Aids
Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this essay is to examine the role of empathy in Kazuo Ishiguro ́s “Never Let Me Go” with special regard to the “teaching” of empathy at the boarding school of Hailsham. The essay will examine the role of the educational system in “Never Let Me Go” in order to characterize forms of teaching, education and upbringing that lead to the typical characteristics of the clones. Before dealing with the importance of the educational system for preserving public order in the dystopian world, general functions and modes of empathy in fictional writing will be discussed in an introductory part. In a conclusive part it will be argued that Kazuo Ishiguro uses a narrative style that persuades the reader to “feel with” the protagonists. By doing so the reader is led to judge the society of the dystopian world to be cruel and undesirable.
Author: Marc Felsbrecher
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Literary Criticism
Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (English and American Studies), course: Narrating the (dis)eased body, language: English, abstract: The meaning of humanity and dignity becomes more and more essential nowadays and a key concept in our ethical thinking in the world of modern biopolitics, possible future cloning and organ donations. The topic addresses every single one of us, since it deals with our lives and basic human rights. The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben deals with the concept of those, whose human rights are taken away. In his work entitled Homo Sacer. Sovereign Power and Bare Life he presents the concept of a dehumanized protagonist figuring as “homo sacer”, a bad and impure man, whose life is considered to be unworthy. He proposes an idea of this figure, which is still applicable in our modern times. He links this idea ultimately to the concept of sovereignty, to whom homo sacer corresponds and with whom he correlates. The depiction of this figure and his counterpart, the sovereignty, will be closely looked at and after that Michel Foucault ́s definition of biopolitics and the relation to life and death will be given. Afterwards, we will look at Kazuo Ishiguro ́s novel Never Let Me Go, in which these concepts take shape. The novel deals with young students, who are destined to donate their vital organs before they reach middle age. We will analyze the relationship between these students and the figure of homo sacer. The character of sovereignty that comes into existence with the help of the guardians who accompany these students, will also be elaborated. We will focus on these concepts related to biopolitics and figure out, how the characters in Kazuo Ishiguro ́s novel are stripped of humanity.
Author: Kinga Gmiat
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Literary Criticism
Sheriff Chase Lowell has never been more scared in his life than when he discovers the diner where Hannah Porter works has been robbed at gunpoint. He’s been in love with her for as long as he can remember, but has kept his feelings in check because she’s his best friend’s little sister. Hannah has had a crush on Chase since she was in the third grade. He’s kind, compassionate, and as handsome as they come. They’ve known each other forever, which seems to be the problem—he thinks of her more as a kid sister rather than a romantic interest. But something changes the night he races into the diner and crushes her in his arms. When he makes her safety his personal mission, Hannah decides to make it her mission to get him to see her in a different light.
Welcome to Redemption, Book 7
Author: Donna Marie Rogers
Publisher: Donna Kowalcyk
Megan Reynolds hopes for a typical, fun-filled senior year of high school. However, boyfriend Joe announces plans to attend college far away. Then, Megan learns her friend Brenda's startling secret, further shaking her world. The friends ride an emotional roller coaster, working through crises amid reflections on their fabulous, but rapidly dwindling, days of childhood. Joe waffles between college and pro baseball. Then, something really confounds him. Brenda can't shake her insistence on attending her prom-or her confusion over whether or not to let someone adopt her baby. Another friend can't find a date two weeks before the prom! How can Megan help all of them? This thrilling senior year culminates in a prom to remember - in more ways than one! Will Brenda ruin everyone's night? Is there trouble for Joe's long-time romance and friendship with Megan? And, will Megan's prayers, for those halcyon days of youth to somehow never let her go, be answered?
Author: Doug Fowler
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise Never Let Me Go throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of Never Let Me Go as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of plot, characterisation, themes and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, annotated sample student answers and tips for reaching the next grade - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay - Provides opportunities for students to review their learning and identify their revision needs with knowledge-based questions at the end of each chapter
Author: Susan Elkin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Belle Savage, American romance writer, rents a cottage in England for inspiration. And she finds her Regency hero. Only he’s a ghost, who entangles her in the past, where Arabella Comstock’s tragic story pours from Belle’s pen. When the Lord Raventhorpe of Regency days finally learns the truth, will the contemporary lord also find his destiny? Regency/Contemporary Paranormal Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett
Author: Joan Smith
Publisher: Belgrave House
In 1964, Chuck Rosenthal was a thirteen year old boy whose dream was to make his grade school basketball team. Never Let Me Go tells the true story of how a college professor who coached grade school basketball as a hobby became the man who held that dream in his hands; became Rosenthal's coach and his mentor; how he made Rosenthal his student, his confidant, and eventually his sexual partner, and how that teenager, trapped in the cycle of loyalty, betrayal, denial, secrecy and abuse, found the inner resources to escape and take the first steps toward adulthood.
A Portrait of Sexual Predation (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Chuck Rosenthal
Category: Biography & Autobiography