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Book Review of Ishiguro’s "The Remains of the Day" - Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, was written about 20 years ago. But it is still live and kicking because this novel could of had a very dry and humorless plot if it was not written by Ishiguro. The main character, Mr. Stevens, is an English butler that has spent a good chunk of his career working for Lord Darlington of Darlington Hall. Lord Darlington is a very distinguished man of the English aristocracy. Mr. Stevens worked for this respected man from the years of World War I and World War II....   [tags: Ishiguro, Remains of the Day,] 529 words
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Characterization in The Remains of the Day - Characterization in The Remains of the Day   The Remains of the Day is a book that believes in defining its characters to remarkable detail. Even minor characters are brought to life, using a variety of methods; some subtle, others more overt. This essay will discuss the entire novel - just the first eight pages. Many novels would still only be setting the scene at this point but, with The Remains of the Day, many of the main characters have already been described in a fair amount of detail. Creating detailed and believable characters is usually a key factor in a book's success....   [tags: The Remains of the Day] 1431 words
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Postmodern literature has its many spokesmen. Many would agree that Kazuo Ishiguro is not the most typical representative of this somewhat anarchistic literary and social movement, but he is certainly one of its most subtle and valuable artists. He uses the principles of post modernistic writing in a very meaningful way, and only after a thorough analysis can one fully appreciate all carefully constructed and presented elements trough which he successfully delivers his story....   [tags: Remains Day Kazuo Ishiguro Essays] 5294 words
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Regrets in The Remains of the Day - 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 you and I, there is little choice other than to leave our fate, ultimately, in the hands of those great gentlemen at the hub of this world who employ our services....   [tags: The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro Essays]
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Free College Essays - Dignity in The Remains of the Day - The Theme of Dignity in The Remains of the Day The novel, The Remains of the Day, contains a recurring theme of dignity. This theme is stated and restated throughout the novel. Dignity, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is "a composed and serious manner/style, the state of being worthy of honor or respect". In the novel, dignity is exoterically found in the form of proper gentlemen, as well as butlers who allow nothing to distract or faze them from doing their duty. What about the everyday definition in the modern world....   [tags: The Remains of the Day] 742 words
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Kazuo Ishiguro's Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro's Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro's Remains of the Day gives an eloquent treatment of the issue of how a stoic English butler's unemotional reaction to the emotional world around him is damaging and painful, and how he resolves to make the best of the "remains of the day";the remainder of his life. Ishiguro explores some of the differences between the old English Victorian culture;that of the stiff upper lip, no show of emotion, and repression of personal opinion; and the no-holds-barred American culture of free expression of opinion and emotion....   [tags: Kazuo Ishiguro Remains of the Day Essays] 2852 words
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A Close Reading of Pages 100 to 115 of The Remains of the Day - "Examine pages 100 to 115 of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "The Remains of the day" in detail. Show by a close reading of key scenes within this how the novelist's language and form both reveals, and conceals, central issues of character, emotion, politics and memory." Pages100-115 of Ishiguro's novel describe the beginning of a journey to the west country taken by a man called Stevens, (a model English butler). Stevens narrates the novel and Ishiguro writes in such a way that the reader is able to examine intersections of his memory, national history, politics of the era, and the way language is used to express emotion or to conceal it....   [tags: The Remains of the Day Essays] 1349 words
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The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day is a fictional novel written by Kazuo Ishiguro. Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and moved with his family to England in 1960. The Remains of the Day contains several literary techniques such as tone, flashbacks, symbolism, and foreshadowing used to emphasize the core themes of dignity, regret, and loyalty. The Remains of the Day is a first person narrative of an English butler named Stevens on 6-day trip to the English countryside. Stevens could be considered as the “perfect” butler due to his serious personality, exemplary work ethic, and strong sense of loyalty....   [tags: Novel Themes, Protagonist's Conflict] 1009 words
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Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day" - The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro is a fictional novel about regrets and lost chances. This book is Ishiguro’s third published novel and has received the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 1989. The Remains of the Day uses several literary techniques such as tone, flashbacks, symbolism, and foreshadowing to emphasize the core themes of dignity, regret, and loyalty. The plot mainly revolves around human weaknesses and misjudgments. The Remains of the Day is a first person narrative of an English butler named Stevens on 6-day trip to the English countryside....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Remains of the Day - 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 knows one is in the presence of greatness” (44)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 673 words
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The Winter's Tale, The Remains of the Day, & The Great Gatsby - All three texts portray leading characters who suffer due to flaws within their own personalities; however, it could be argued that the flaws these individuals fall victim to are directly a product of their environments rather than being innate within themselves. These texts were written between 1623 and 1989 and depict figures from all levels of the social hierarchy; from a King in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale to a servant in Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day and a socialite in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, showing that falling victim to a weakness within one’s own character is not an experience exclusive to one era or one class of people....   [tags: Protagonists, Character Fates, Flaws]
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A Room With A View by E.M. Forster and The Remains of the Day by Tovah Martin - A Room With A View by E.M. Forster and The Remains of the Day by Tovah Martin 'A Room with a View' and 'The Remains of the Day' are two novels which involve journeys of physical and spiritual discovery. The main characters of the stories are dissimilar in gender, age and social status but both experience situations and encounters which challenge their perspectives and personal values. The authors of these books have both included references to nature and landscape to emphasize, mirror and reinforce the reactions and emotions of their characters....   [tags: Remains Tovah Martin Forster View essays] 3992 words
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Graham Greene's The Human Factor and Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day - ... occasions” (Ishiguro 15). He uses words like required, but never once does he wonder what he wants to do. Everything he says is so formal and technical. It is almost painful, causing the reader to wish he can speak freely. He never thinks about about what he believes is right, his life is to only do what is required of him. Anyone who sees things differently he struggles to both understand and accept. He explains his reasong when he says, “each of us harbored the desire to make our own small contribution to the creation of a better world, and saw that, as professionals, the surest means of doing so would be to serve the great gentlemen of our times” (Ishiguro 116)....   [tags: loyalty in literary workds]
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro: Contrasting the Upper and Lower Classes - ... In the interests of the guests we have staying here. I’ve looked into it carefully, Stevens, and I’m letting you know of my conclusion’” (146). He uses this statement to qualify the former; however, he still does not identify the housemaids or make any reference to them. Lord Darlington only worries about the “interests of the guests,” not the interests of the two employees he is firing. He is also extremely indifferent towards the feelings of the people, as he does what is “good for this house,” not what is good for the employees within it....   [tags: cruelty, detachment, racism, tones] 1333 words
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First Person Narration in Remains of the Day and Wuthering Heights - First Person Narration in Remains of the Day and Wuthering Heights The primary similarity between these novels is the use of a framing device which introduces the main plot. However these have different purposes and affects in each novel, in Remains of the Day the framing of Stevens journey serves as a setting the scene for the novel as it starts with a date and the setting of Darlington Hall which is introduced in the prologue. It also partly introduces us to the characters of Stevens and Mr Darlington particularly through the language used by Stevens "It seems increasingly likely that I really will undertake the expedition that has been preoccupying my imagination now for some days" this...   [tags: Kazuo Ishiguro Emily Bronte Essays] 2374 words
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Work and Happiness in Death of a Salesman and Remains of the Day - Work and Happiness in Death of a Salesman and Remains of the Day       What a person does to make a living often defines who that person is. Because so much time and energy is invested into work, work is often seen as an extension of oneself. One of the first questions that someone asks after meeting you for the first time is about what you do for a living. The belief is that by knowing what you do, one should be able to tell something about who you are. People almost never ask the more telling question of whether or not you are happy....   [tags: Death Salesman essays]
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The Assault by Harry Mulisch, The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and 1984 by George Orwell - The Assault by Harry Mulisch, The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and 1984 by George Orwell In the three novels studied, The Assault by Harry Mulisch, The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, and 1984 by George Orwell, the protagonists are controlled by outside influences that force them to confront their pasts and memories. However, each character handles their memories in juxtaposing ways. While all three characters experience epiphanies towards the end of the novels, both constructive and damaging results come of their revelations....   [tags: Papers] 1550 words
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