29 - o Madame says she was crying over Kathy was because...

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November 29, 2007 MC 201 Recitation Never Let Me Go On one hand, this novel is not about clones – it’s a parable about our lives. o Is this true? o Kathy is the sum total of the parts that she produces for others. She is going to die in order to provide others with organs so that they can live. Ishiguro suggests that that isn’t so different from normal people – we are judged by what we produce. o Supposed to be related to our lives. The book is not intended to make you feel bad – you’re supposed to see yourself in the clones. Willingness to rebel against what’s given The State does not force To the clones, that was their lives – they were not rebelling so it’s hard to feel bad for them, since they don’t see anything wrong with the situation
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Unformatted text preview: o Madame says she was crying over Kathy was because Kathy was holding on to the old world, and the old world had disappeared Weve lost something deepest argument that Ishiguro is making Were not that different from the clones in the sense that we value ourselves and value others in terms of what we produce intrinsic things; in the older world, people didnt think of themselves in that way Clones are creatures for a market for organs thats why theyre created, live, and die Our own lives we live in terms of a market what we can produce, and bring in money How much were worth is determined by how the market values us...
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2008 for the course MC 201 taught by Professor Lynnscott during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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