When you are analysing quotations in the exam, try to zoom in on individual words!
- What technique has Ishiguro used? E.g. verb, simile, imagery, etc.
- What are the connotations of this word? What does it suggest about the character/theme?
- What effect does this have on the audience?
- How does it help to reflect something about the context in which Ishiguro was writing?
Have a go at the following questions which will help you to closely analyse quotations and think about what they suggest about particular characters, themes or ideas in 'Never Let Me Go'.
You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.