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  • Mr Stevens
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    By: CISSE 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 i...
  • Stevens Views On Dignity
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    Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Theme: The classic theme of good versus evil is found in the novel... It is represented by the idea of conflict between the civilize world and the savage world as well as the contrast of light and darkness. A minor theme is that everyone has their own 'heart of darkness' - the belief that within each individual there is an element of evil Plot: Exposition: The exposition serves to introduce the protagonist Complications: Though they occur, technically, over a p...
  • Worth Of Stevens And Darlington Hall
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    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 ...
  • Stevens Perspective Of Life In Darlington Hall
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    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. Remains of the day,...
  • Mr Stevens
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    The passage outlined by this title is perhaps one of the most crucial points in the play. In it there are many important collisions of loyalties and decisions. Stevens must decide between his professionalism and his father. He also is forced to decide between emotion and his professionalism; as a result of this. Although he does decide upon his career, rather than seeing his dead father, and thus subside to his emotions. The first fact that is drawn to the reader's attention in this section is S...

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