"The current's too strong" Metaphor The "current" represents society which has determined the clone's fate and is shown to be more powerful than the individual's free will. Ishiguro's intention was to write about social determinism.
The diagram above shows how we can analyse quotations for the highest marks in the exam.
For each quotation you use, think about:
What language and structural techniques has the writer used and what effect do these have?
How do the quotations reflect something about the key contextual factors surrounding the novel?
In this activity, we will practise evaluating the impact of quotations in this way.
You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.