A family supper

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"A Family Supper," by Kazuo Ishiguro, is a story of uncertainty, nervousness, emotions, and loss of love in the family. The narrator, Ishiguro, is a Protagonist, was born in the Tokyo, Japan. He is returning home from California some two years after the death of his mother. After the WWII, Watanabe 's despondency of the loss of the company leads him to take his life and his family members. The Protagonist 's mother, who is believed by her husband to have lost hope in her life, commits a suicide as well. The Protagonist 's father who lives with the loss of his wife and his friend and business partner, Watanabe, feels hopelessness that leads him to consider suicide as a relief from loneliness and guilt. "A Family Supper," by Kazuo Ishiguro …show more content…

With the mother 's death as background and the partner 's suicide as foreground, death will be better decision for father to reunite and fulfill the bond of love.

Ishiguro 's use of language plays a crucial role in expressing the central idea. The family in Ishiguro 's story have become alienated. We see this alienation and lack of love in the imagery and symbolism. The darkness of night and the garden indicate their dark and broken relationship: "The light in the garden had

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