Key Themes- Frankenstein & Never Let Me Go

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  • Key Themes
    • Ambition
      • Frankenstein
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      • Never Let Me Go
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        • I suppose it was mainly us newcomers who talked about dream futures that winter, though a number of veterans did too. It couldnt last, of course, but like I say, just for those few months, we somehow managed to live in this cosy state of suspension in which we could ponder our lives without the usual boundaries
        • "None of you will go to America, none of you will be film stars. And none of you will be working in supermarkets. Your lives are set out for you
        • And for the couples who get disappointed, the rest will never put it to the test anyway. Its something for them to dream about, a little fantasy. What harm is there? But for the two of you, I can see this doesnt apply. You are serious. You've thought carefully, You've hoped carefully,
    • Advancements of science
      • Frankenstein
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      • Never Let Me Go
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    • Discovery and Knowledge
      • Frankenstein
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          • Supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism  of the creator of the world
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      • Never Let Me Go
        • We certainly knew, though not in any deep sense, that we were different from our guardians, and also from the normal people outside; we perhaps even knew that a long way down the line there were donations waiting for us. But we didnt really know what that meant
        • All those paintings, poems, all those things of yours I gathered over the years. It was hard work for me, but I believed in it, we all did in those days. So you think you know what it was for, why we did it. "Because of course"- Madame cut in suddenly- "your art will reveal your inner selves! Thats it, isnt it? Because your art will display your souls
        • Context
          • The school setting is appealing  because its a clear  physical manifestation of the way  all children are drip fed little  pieces of information about the world that awaits them, often with generous doses of deception, kindly meant or otherwise."
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    • Journeys
      • Frankenstein
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      • Never Let Me Go
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          • I never appreciated the sheer effort Ruth was making to move on, to grow up and leave Hailsham behind
          • Norfolk is England's lost corner
            • 167 "The lost corner of England" I said, and looked around me. "And here we are"
        • p261- "I can see" Mss Emily said, "that it might look  as though you were simply pawns in a game. It can be certainly looked at like that. But think of it. You were lucky pawns. There was a certain climate and now its gone."
        • Any place beyond Hailsham was like a fantasy land; we had the haziest notions of the world outside and about what wasnt possible there
        • We still had that last bit of comfort, thinking one day, when we were grown up, and we were free to travel around the country, we could always go and find it again in Norfolk
    • Secrecy and solidarity
      • Never Let Me Go
        • Maybe all of us at Hailsham  had little secrets like that - little private nooks created out of thin air  where we could go off alone with our fears and longings
        • 203 "Then there;s the solitude. You grow up surrounded by crowds of people, that's all you've ever known and suddenly you're a carer.
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      • Frankenstein
    • Family
      • Frankenstein
        • No procreation
      • Never Let Me Go

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