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Identify Key Themes in 'Never Let Me Go'

In this activity, students will explore the key themes in 'Never Let Me Go'.

'Identify Key Themes in 'Never Let Me Go'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Eduqas, OCR, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Post-1914 Prose / Drama, Modern Prose or Drama, Modern Texts: Prose

Curriculum subtopic:   Never Let Me Go

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 holding hands        concentration camp fence       school

 

How do the images above reflect some of the themes explored in Kazuo Ishiguro's 'Never Let Me Go'?

 

Some of the themes that Ishiguro explores are:

Identity

Friendship and love

Memory

Growing up

Dreams vs society's expectations

Life and death

Freedom vs confinement

Passivity

Honesty and deception

 

In the exam, you might be asked to comment on the presentation of a theme.

 

You will need to know which parts of the novel explore each of these and will need to be able to use key quotations which demonstrate these themes.

 

Have a go at the following questions to revise the key themes Ishiguro explores in the novel.

                     

You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples.  These quotations are for reference only.

                     

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