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Title: Existential Questions Raised in Never Let Me Go
Authors: Mahinthan, Sarah
Nicolaysen, Isolde
Olsen, Alice Rita
Thorarinsdottir, Inga Dora
Advisor: Klitgård, Ebbe
Keywords: existentialism
Examination Date: 26-Nov-2008
Issue Date: 26-Nov-2008
Abstract: In this report, we discuss the existential questions raised in Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro. In order to cover both dimensions of Text & Sign, as well as Science & Philosophy, we take an analytical and philosophical approach. Firstly, we analyze symbolic events using the Romberg model to shed light on the characters’ existential struggle. Secondly, we apply relevant theories by Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, to explain how the society in the novel is Absurd. Finally, we address the idea of what defines human beings, elaborating on the issues of choice and ethics. Furthermore, we discuss how society draws a line between the human and the “other”.
Subject: Thesis
Education: Humanistisk international basisuddannelse (HIB) / International Basic Studies in Humanities
Appears in Collections:HIB rapporter / Humanities International Basic Studies Projects

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