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The Remains of the Day is a first-person narrative, with the narrator acting as both observer and protagonist. As such, he is unreliable, and his story is a mix of disclosure and denial.
The Remains of the Day is written in the past tense.
The title The Remains of the Day alludes to the waning of the British Empire—and a way of life that produced butlers like Stevens—and memories of that time, which are all that remains. It also alludes to what remains of Stevens's life and what he will make of it.
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