Never Let Me Go By Kazuo Ishiguro

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In Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let me Go, the proclaimed blasphemy of the process called cloning is not explained through scientific means, but is instead treated as an ordinary part of everyday life. Is this just a device used to convey a degree of empathy to Ishiguro’s text? Or has cloning become ‘humanised’ and is indistinguishable from what we would consider to be ordinary and mundane?
There are firmly established archetypes in the Science Fiction genre of literature. The dystopian motif is a frequently used one, predictably creating a parallel world much like our own, except major scientific advancements threaten the human desire for individuality. Deconstructing this well-known archetype, Kazuo Ishiguro represents technology as an organic part of our everyday lives and redefines the relationship it has with individuality.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go is a fictional story set in an alternate Britain sometime during the late 1990s. Very much a dystopian tale composed of tragic scenes, exploration of the meaning of ‘individuality’ and the nature of power and authority” come into play (Riemer). The plot structure of the story focuses on the tragic lives of three human clones – Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth – and in what manner they contend with what should be a horrific realisation, with the epiphany being that they were created with the single intention of donating their organs to members of the normal human population who are affected by terminal diseases such as

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