Frankenstein & Never Let Me Go Comparison

Frankenstein, a gothic fiction written between the Romantic era and the Enlightenment era by Mary Shelley in 1817.  Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, a subverted dystopian novel published in 2005, is set in an alternate England in the late 1990s. The natural world is highly valued by both Ishiguro and Shelley, as they both share the same opinion that its boundaries should not be transgressed and display the dangers faced when it does happen. Several parallels can be drawn when comparing the two pieces of writing and their use of the natural world such as how the monster and clones are treated as social outcasts; the protagonists’ personal connection to the natural world and the presentation of daily lives.

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