Kazuo Ishiguro Writing Styles in Never Let Me Go

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Point of View

Never Let Me Go is told exclusively from the point of view of Kathy H., one of the main characters. She narrates the story directly to the reader in the first person, describing events and places as she experienced them herself. As a result, there is no omniscient voice to describe the feelings and motivations of any of the characters. Everything is presented as interpreted by Kathy.

The character of Kathy is very observant, however. She notes subtle changes in people's behavior that indicate their feelings, and is an acute interpreter of how people interact with one another. Her point of view is very objective, with very little emotional color. She understands when her friend Ruth is being manipulative, for example, and carefully chooses her own reaction accordingly. She rarely gets angry, and on the occasions where she is hurt, she analyzes why and moves on...

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