Posted: September 17th, 2017
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
use quotes from the book follow the page;book: http://www.kkoworld.com/kitablar/Kazuo_Isiguro_Meni_hech_vaxt_buraxma-eng.pdf
ST JOHN BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL
BRITISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
SUMMER READING FOR Incoming SENIORS 2015-2016
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro:
Take detailed notes on each of the three parts of the novel. Use specific quotations with page numbers to support your observations. Use parenthetical citations for each of these quotations in MLA format (information on MLA format can be found online). These notes need to be typed and will be submitted to turnitin.com through Moodle during the first week of school.
Your notes should address the following:
? Plot development/Conflicts: Describe the major conflicts in each part of the novel and those that run throughout the novel.
? Character development: How are the three main characters (Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy) developed in each part of the story? Also, identify other significant characters in each part of the novel and their roles.
? Setting: Discuss the significance of each of the various settings of the novel.
? Style: What specific things do you notice about Ishiguro’s style with regard to point of view, tone, and diction?
? Themes: What do you think Ishiguro is trying to reflect about human nature in his novel? Describe some main ideas that you see in the novel.
? Genre: A dystopia is defined as “an imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror.” How could Ishiguro’s novel be seen as dystopian literature?
? Vocabulary: Define unfamiliar words in the novel. Include page numbers.
? Any other important literary elements you observe
This summer reading assignment will be due the first week of school, fall 2015.
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