Never Let Me Go Essay
People believe that we can control our lives, but the fate of our lives cannot be completely controlled by us. In Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Tommy and Kathy think they can control their lives, until they realize that there is no deferral.
Never Let Me Go is set in the late 1900’s, in the epigraph states of Britain, where humans are cloned in order to provide donor transplants. The main character, Kathy H and all of her schoolmates have been designed in order to donate their organs. Kazuo Ishiguro uses unreal medical terminology throughout the book, such as “carer” and “donor.” These words take away any sense of independence that these characters may have. These words label them and imply that these …show more content…
Because his art was taken from him, Tommy treasures his artwork the most. His artwork was taken away from him to make certain that he wouldn’t have a soul. Having a soul was not Tommy and the other’s purpose; their purpose was to donate. Tommy and Kathy become conscious of the fact that they are merely an experiment in the cloning purpose. That realization made them feel less like people than all their years at Hailsham. They realize all the things that were done to them were to guarantee that they did not develop a feeling of humanity. Tommy’s annoyance at this fact suggests that Hailsham successfully lessened him as well as Kathy and Ruth. Their time was not only inadequate, as it was spent as simple clones, but it was also, wasted.
In this moment of realization, they recognize that they cannot defer from being clones. This was the life planned for them. This has always been their lives’ paths and it does not matter what they thought or heard before. Love does not have a place in their world because they were raised to donate, not love. They are clones, not people. Tommy and Kathy start to feel a