You should. If you get my heart, I don't want you moping around about me.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go
It's your heart. You pay the bills.
The teachers at Hailsham aren't precisely progressives in the John Dewey tradition, but the school is the last one that still encourages the children at all. The society wants these Donors for one purpose and doesn't want to waste resources on them for any other. If you can walk through this plot without tripping over parallels to our own society and educational systems, you're more sure-footed than I. The director, Mark Romanek , wisely follows Ishiguro in burying any meanings well within a human story.
The film is about Kathy, Tommy and Ruth and their world, and not some sort of parable like Essentially it asks, how do you live with the knowledge that you are not considered a human being but simply a consumer resource? Many hourly workers at big box stores must sometimes ponder this question. This is a movie about empathy. About how Ruth realizes Kathy and Tommy were naturally in love with each other as adolescents, and how she selfishly upset that process.
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About how now, when it may be too late, she wants to make amends. About the old rumor at Hailsham that if two Donors should fall deeply in love they might qualify for some sort of reprieve — short-term, to be sure. But if their masters can believe they can love, they would have to believe they are human. Two of the requirements for a being with a soul in Thomist philosophy are free will, and the ability to love. Donors qualify for both. This is such a meditative, delicate film.
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If she is expected to give away her organs with her fellow people, then why was all this encouragement and training so essential for them? Their fates were decided before the clones were ever created, so leading them on for such a long period of time seems to only put more of a damper on their circumstance.
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It can certainly be looked at like that. But think of it. You were lucky pawns. Tommy and Kathy are told they were special clones, standing alone from their group. Miss Emily is right when she says that this was a game of chess, and the clones were just pieces waiting to be eliminated. The weakest piece on a chess board is a pawn and fortunately for them, Tommy and Kathy were able to live longer and come to a completion at a much later stage. Again there is always that hanging prospect that one day technology and science will team up to rebel against the human race.
Ending our semester with this novel made sense because it leaves me, and probably the rest of the class, just as many questions as we started with at the beginning of semester. There was definitely a progression over these past months and my perception of technoculture has drastically been altered.
Working with the literature and films throughout this school year helped open up avenues that I never explored and made me think about things in an innovative way. Ishiguro leaves me with questions about ethics, but at the same time creates a society with inhabitants longing for acceptance and reason.