Alternative Interpretations of 'The Remains of the Day'

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Marxist Viewpoint
An Oppressed Worker - "part of the package" (part of the house; commodity); "work, work and more work" (place in society considering class)
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Psychoanalytical Viewpoint
Stevens' Mental Journey- "bereft of colour"-> "strong lights and shades"-> "bulbs of various colours" -> "my heart was breaking"
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Postcolonial Viewpoint
Stevens is like a colonised country as he is unsure of his identity- look a Mortimer's Pond for this; "still reflection", "neither could I see far ahead"
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Post- Structuralist Viewpoint
Stevens is an unreliable narrator so the reader must make their own meanings- "my lack of enthusiasm about the Hayes Society", "Bantering lies the key to human warmth"
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Feminist Viewpoint
Miss Kenton is oppressed and remains so, she is voiceless. "Miss Kenton, you are being quite ridiculous", "My rightful place is with my husband" (Duty? Anti-Feminism? Human nature?)
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Stevens' Mental Journey- "bereft of colour"-> "strong lights and shades"-> "bulbs of various colours" -> "my heart was breaking"

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Psychoanalytical Viewpoint

Card 3

Front

Stevens is like a colonised country as he is unsure of his identity- look a Mortimer's Pond for this; "still reflection", "neither could I see far ahead"

Back

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Card 4

Front

Stevens is an unreliable narrator so the reader must make their own meanings- "my lack of enthusiasm about the Hayes Society", "Bantering lies the key to human warmth"

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Miss Kenton is oppressed and remains so, she is voiceless. "Miss Kenton, you are being quite ridiculous", "My rightful place is with my husband" (Duty? Anti-Feminism? Human nature?)

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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