Never Let Me Go By Kazuo Ishiguro

2000 Words Dec 13th, 2015 8 Pages
In the novel Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro presents the story of Kathy H., and her friends Tommy and Ruth, who are growing up at Hailsham. Hailsham resembles an English contemporary boarding school, but one discovers that this school is specifically for clone children that have been created to donate their organs for the betterment of society. The author uses a descriptive narrative by Kathy to present the story of the short lives of clones, and the human lives they lead with all the difficulties intensified by mortality; this magnifies due to the short allotment of time they live. Art and creativity are prevalent throughout the story lending a feeling that the children’s art can lead to immortality as they will live on even after their demise through their art. Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go, presents a search for one’s identity and sense of meaning in a dystopian society focusing on self-expression and creativity.
Ishiguro gives Hailsham and the clones that attend, a dominant characteristic, creativity. The Hailsham children are often led to believe that their life’s meaning could be summed up with their creativeness, somehow making them worthy of their existence and blinded to their fate. Early on in the clone’s lives, they are taught to sculpt, paint, and create poems and drawings. A woman named Madame comes to Hailsham to take their best work to her gallery. After Madame finishes inspecting their art, the student’s have exchanges where they can buy their fellow…
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