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In a novel such as “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro that has been previously criticized for failure to incorporate numerous linguistic features that are considered imperative in novels and narratives yet the novel manages to propagate and elicit significant and powerful message, there must be special energies deduced from other areas. The synergies used to elicit vast reactions from the readers originates from the use of the objectification of characters. For instance, the novel elicits powerful imagery through objectification as the reader’s images how their life would be if they were genetically engineered clones whose only purpose for existence is to donate body parts for medical purposes. In a different case of Kathy, objectification is used to highlight the methods through which, one can survive to escape the donation process and subsequently, the eventual fate of Kathy-a subject who sought to escape the purpose that she was established to execute. This essay will analyze both the object and subject formation as it has been provided in Ishiguro’s novel, “Never Let me Go.”
Objectification in “Never Let Me Go”
Objectification is majorly used as a prerogative word. It connotes the diverse ways in which people speak, express their intentions and attitudes, express different ways of thinking of an individual although referring to other objects, commodities or things. In objectification, the inferior, unlike humans, are posed by threats from the superiors (Patrycja 12). In this process, the inferior feel lacks their individualistic subjectivity as well as loses their selfhood. Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel objectification is applied by the author as part of the process. For example, in Hailsham School, Madame’s visit to the schools makes the clones feel inferior and uncomfortable particularly because of the behaviors and attitudes that she shows towards them. They integrate her attitudes to imply she never liked them. “She never liked us. Just like the way ordinary people fear things such as spiders, it is the same way that she feared us (p. 263).

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