Dystopian Society in Never Let Me Go

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What if we found a cure for cancer? Diabetes? Even death? What would we willing to sacrifice for these medical miracles? Modern medicine has recently come made advances in the area of human cloning. Being able to successfully clone humans would solve many of our current medical problems and increase our life expectancy exponentially. Medically clones would be a solution to almost every problem we currently face. Morally however, the use of clones as medical supplies poses it’s own difficulties. Kazou Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go explores the ethical boundaries of creating an entire race of humans who’s only purpose it to supply organs. Beneath its straightforward plot line Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go is an understated …show more content…
The only time the students have a glimpse of the real world is the time they spent at the cottages. The cottages were abandoned farms and vacation homes where the students live as they transition into adulthood. When the students first arrive at the cottages they are afraid and feel vulnerable. The cottages are their first experience of freedom and the outside world. The cottages are not comfortable and luxurious the way Hailsham was, but they provide students with a life in which they can learn and experiment while still being abundantly provided for. The students understand this to be the way the world works and have a false perception of responsibility and person. After their first year at the cottage, the students begin to explore the world outside their village. They discover the malice and hatred 'normals' have for them. They are estranged and ostracized when they go out into society. The students then spend the majority of their time within the confines of the farm. The reaction of the first 'normals' deters the students from further attempts to explore outside the village. As the students are gradually maturing the reality of the approaching donations becomes much more evident. However, even when close friends left to begin their donations goodbyes were short affairs and the friends was rarely spoken about after their departure. Donations were not a taboo subject among the students nevertheless,

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