Never Let Me Go: Sample Exam Questions (H)

Past Exam Questions (Reverse Chronological Order)

2014

(i)  “Readers of Never Let Me Go can have difficulty sympathising with Kathy, Ruth and Tommy because they are too passive and accept their fate without question.”

Discuss this view, supporting your answer with suitable reference to at least two of the above characters in the novel.

OR

(ii)  “Ishiguro’s novel, Never Let Me Go, shocks readers with a relentlessly bleak vision of a morally bankrupt world.”

To what extent has this been your experience of reading Never Let Me Go? Explain your answer with suitable reference to the text.

 

Sample Exam Questions (By Category)

Character

  • 2014: “Readers of Never Let Me Go can have difficulty sympathising with Kathy, Ruth and Tommy because they are too passive and accept their fate without question.”
  • Discuss the relationship between Ruth and Kathy.
  • How does Kathy change in the course of the novel?
  • Discuss the significance of the character of Tommy.

 

Style

  • Kathy, as a narrator, is not always admirable or sympathetic. Discuss this statement.

 

Theme

  • 2014: “Ishiguro’s novel, Never Let Me Go, shocks readers with a relentlessly bleak vision of a morally bankrupt world.”
  • The title, Never Let Me Go, reflects a central theme of the novel and is important to understanding the novel. Do you agree?
  • Ishiguro raises interesting questions about what makes us human in the novel. Discuss.
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