Major themes of Never Let Me Go

English Literature



7m 36s
The importance of art and creativity, the passivity of the donors, the ethics of cloning, outsider status and mortality are some of teh key themes of Never Let Me Go. This podcasts examines these themes and asks: How does Ishiguro develop the theme of whether art is important? Why don’t the donors fight back? Is Ishiguro saying that cloning is wrong? Who are the outsiders in the novel? Is the story an allegory of our own mortality?


Stephen Lucas

Professor Laura Salisbury

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