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    There is an assumed dignity in being a butler of an early twentieth century British household, but that dignity apparently disappears once the notion of Britain is removed. Stevens, a British butler and main character in Ishiguro’s novel The Remains of the Day, holds onto this ideal tightly. In an attempt to recapture the past, Stevens clings to a distorted sense of dignity that is bound by the social constructs of the time in which he longs to be in. His altered view of dignity works with his deep-rooted

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    Protagonists of novels should be relatable and realistic. They should be individuals with whom readers can easily identify, and consequently should be painted with as much humanity as possible. Mr. Stevens, the protagonist of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Remains of the Day, is no exception. He is meant to be an incredibly human character, and consequently it makes sense that the reader should seek to define his flaws and limits, and whether or not he exhibits “spiritual imprisonment”, as Robert Stone terms it

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    The Remains of the Day and White is for Witching, like many other books, has an underlying tone of racial, social, and political issues. Not only that they are both similar in some ways when it comes to addressing race and social structure in our society. Helen Oyeyemi who is the writer of White is for Witching. Which is a novel were she put her own personal experiences such as her eating disorder and how they are preserved, how her immigrant family was treated, and the idea that the lighter your

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    The protagonist of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day is Stevens, an English butler before and after World War II. Throughout the text, he reflects on the various losses that he has suffered throughout his career. In the text, loss is depicted as death, a decline in status, or missed opportunities. Stevens experiences each of these forms of loss, yet does make any changes to his character. Through him, Ishiguro suggests that remaining consistent in their usual activities is how some people get

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    Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day takes place in England during the World War 2 era. The story revolves around a butler, Stevens who spend a considerable part of his life acting as the head butler for Lord Darlington. Steven believes that the best butlers should be able to wholly serve their masters, irrespective of the request or the butler’s limitations. In chapter 2 Steven says that “…A great butler wears his professionalism as a decent gentleman wears his suit; he will take it off when

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    The theme of dignity is often used in literature. There are many ways characters can obtain dignity. In Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, the author employs the use of characterization, tone, and conflict to depict the theme of dignity that is perceived throughout the novel. First of all, Ishiguro utilizes the use of characterization to display the theme of dignity. The protagonist, Stevens, demonstrates he is a professional individual by “maintaining proper order” while he is living through

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    Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day is about the struggles one man, Mr. Stevens, has with relationships with his father, Miss Kenton and his employer, but the struggle he focuses on the most is to be a “great butler.” He pushes himself physically to work as hard as he can, as well as mentally to determine what makes a butler great. Stevens sacrifices all normal human encounters with those around him in order to be an emotionless person. “When one encounters them, one simply

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    The Remains of the Day, one of Kazuo Ishiguro most well-known books has begun the quantity of adjustments rousing the motion picture. While making his work, Ishiguro makes an interesting fundamental character, Miss Kenton. The progressions of Ms.Kenton can be seen in various ways. Ishiguro makes his gathering of people understands that being straightforward with yourself and indicating genuine sentiments is vital, on account of Stevens and Kenton the bothers and contends yet like one another. Ishiguro

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    Regrets in The Remains of the Day “...For a great many people, the evening is the most enjoyable part of the day. Perhaps, then, there is something to his advice that I should cease looking back so much, that I should adopt a more positive outlook and try to make the best of what remains of my day. After all, what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished? The hard reality is, surely, that for the likes of

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    Writers present issues of self awareness through common craft such as Narrative technique, Point of view, Setting description and dialogue. Charlotte Brontë’s “ Jane Eyre” and “Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro both are told from the main protagonists point of view, and brings out their growing self awareness in themselves. The former is able to grow from this experience while the latter is unable to adapt and is therefore his growth is stunted. Jane Eyre , the main character of “Jane Eyre”

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