Existential Questions Raised in Never Let Me Go

Sarah Mahinthan, Isolde Nicolaysen, Alice Rita Olsen & Inga Dora Thorarinsdottir

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this report, we discuss the existential questions raised in Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro. In order to cover both dimensions of Text & Sign, as well as Science & Philosophy, we take an analytical and philosophical approach. Firstly, we analyze symbolic events using the Romberg model to shed light on the characters’ existential struggle. Secondly, we apply relevant theories by Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, to explain how the society in the novel is Absurd. Finally, we address the idea of what defines human beings, elaborating on the issues of choice and ethics. Furthermore, we discuss how society draws a line between the human and the “other”.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato26 nov. 2008
VejledereEbbe Klitgård


  • existentialism
  • cloning