Negotiating the Borderline Between Subject and Object “Never Let me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro is a fiction novel by science

Negotiating the Borderline Between Subject and Object
“Never Let me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro is a fiction novel by science. The novel is set at the end of the 20th century in a counterfactual England and has received numerous awards in the critic’s category as well as other book prizes. The first publication of the book was in 2005. In this dystopia, the British students and the human clones are raised in different environments. The human clones are brought up in boarding schools as a way of separating them from the other British society. This separation of the human clones from the rest of the society guarantees an undisturbed stock of human organs for the endowment. Kathy H is the first narrator as well as the protagonist in this novel. She is a thirty-one-year-old clone depicted in the book as the one reflecting on her past life. She is an alumnus of Hailsham, the novel’s excellent boarding school as compared to other institutions where other clones learned. In the course of the story, Kathy narrates the life of her close allies Ruth and Tommy who had earlier died as a result of organ donation decision that the two had decided to take.
“Never Let Me Go” by Ishiguro stands as a traditional science fiction novel. Notably, genetic engineering and cloning are issues of science fiction. The clones created in this novel are established artificially based on the needs of the British society. However, even though these clones cannot reproduce on their own which proves that there is a specific way in which their bodies must have been modified, they are made as human beings who are fully functioning, capable of feeling, and can create art and love. The theme of objectification in the novel is fundamentally evident. For instance, there is a genetically created student whose body functions are all mechanized.