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Evaluate Key Quotes and Their Impact in 'Never Let Me Go'

In this worksheet, students will evaluate the impact of key quotations by analysing the effect of Ishiguro's use of language and structure and considering how quotations reflect the context in which the novel was written and set.

'Evaluate Key Quotes and Their Impact in 'Never Let Me Go'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

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

"The current's too strong"arrow  Metaphor  arrow     The "current" represents society which has determined the clone's fate and is shown to be more powerful than the individual's free will.    arrow       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.

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