International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]

The Unreliable Narration and the suppression of Emotions in Kazuo Ishiguro’s the Remains of the Day
Abstract: Kazuo Ishiguro a Japanese born British novelist has been celebrated as one of the renowned contemporary British writer. He has been nominated for several awards and possess’ Booker Prize for the novel The Remains of the Day. As a product of Nagasaki, he has the very feeling of the post war dilemmas and deliberations. Though his family move to Britain, London when he is five, his natural instinct has the ideal nostalgia within himself but to a little extent. A kind of hybridity is chief in his novels, serving as a dual background for his novels. He quotes “I have this experience of another culture. I m also a very Japanese writer, keeping back the really scary and important emotions”. The novels of Ishiguro are set in the past reflecting the 20th century confronting nasty life style. The novels are expressive about self-denial in the face of preserving the dignity that the protagonist faces. This self-denial is a fascinating feature that is associated with Japanese background. The setting of the novel deliberately changes to an English background narrating the story of an English butler who is the representative feature of Ishiguro’s and 20th century modern Britain. Ishiguro quotes that he has a liking towards both the pre and post war settings as that they try to test the values and ideas. The post war tensions are seen in all of Ishiguro’s narrative protagonists exhibiting human failings and the disclosing of their flaws of dilemmas.

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N.Rema (2018); The Unreliable Narration and the suppression of Emotions in Kazuo Ishiguro’s the Remains of the Day; Int J Sci Res Publ 5(7) (ISSN: 2250-3153).
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