Never Let Me Go Journal Entry

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5. Exposition n. The part of the story, usually near the beginning, in which the characters are introduced, the background is explained, and the setting is described Title Example -- Include context and chapter/page number... Frankenstein The exposition is stated in the first page of the novel. Robert Walton writes, "To Mrs. Saville, England. St. Petersburgh, Dec. 11th, 17--..." (Shelley 1). These introductory letters inform the reader of the date, location, of the writer, and prepare the coming story. Never Let Me Go An example of exposition in Never Let Me Go is Kathy H.'s introduction. She says, My name is Kathy H. I'm thirty-one years old, and I've been a carer now for over eleven years” (Ishiguro 1.1). The reader has vague knowledge…show more content…
Kathy finds her to be the “clown” of the group, usually making light of situations. Kathy says, “...they were all laughing at Laura--the big clown in our group--mimicking one after the other the expressions that appeared on Tommy’s face…” (Ishiguro 7). One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest In the novel, humor is present in a very powerful form. When McMurphy first enters the ward, he is noted for his obnoxious jokes. Laughter is never heard on the ward, and McMurphy manages to exercise his power through humor. McMurphy’s humor also outlines the desolation in the ward. Bromden says, “He commences to laugh...I realize all of the sudden it’s the first laugh I’ve heard in years” (Kesey 10). The Namesake Humor is used throughout the Namesake to help the reader understand the different cultures, even in serious moments. Moushumi jokes about her future with Nikhil to outline the unrealistic expectations. The narrator says, “Sometimes she jokes with Nikhil about their having to pick up and move in a few years, to Iowa, Kalama-zoo. But they both know it’s out of the question for him” (Lahiri…show more content…
With each flashback, a new perception or understanding is learned. In the very beginning of the novel, Kathy says, “My name is Kathy H. I'm thirty-one years old, and I've been a carer now for over eleven years” (Ishiguro 1). Through this short description, the reader learns that she calls herself by her last name initial, instead of her full last name, which implies that she is special. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Randle P. McMurphy; through him everyone else on the ward gains some form of enlightenment. He is the ultimate hero, and teaches the members of the ward to have confidence, and stand up against the Big Nurse. He says to Chief Bromden, You’re making sense, old man, and a sense of your own. You’re not crazy the way they think” (Kesey). The Namesake Gogol/Nikhil experiences confusion throughout the narrative. He has difficulty understanding his identity and is conflicted between American and Bengali culture. Even at six months old, he refuses to accept his Bengali roots. The narrator says, “Gogol frowns, and his lower lip trembles. Only then, forced at six months to confront his destiny, does he begin to cry” (Lahiri Ch.

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