Never Let Me Go Key Events

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CHAPTER 1 KEY EVENTS
Kathy intro and job. Tommy tantrum. Learn details that we don't yet understand, e.g 'carer' 'donation' 'completing' (euphemisms). 'Hailsham'
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CHAPTER 2 KEY EVENTS
Learn of routine medical exams, Tommy apologises, Learn of severity of Tommy's tantrums, '**** in bristles' and other harsh pranks, Tommy doesn't put effort into creativity, learn of exchanges, elephant drawing with Miss Geraldine, Tantrums end.
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CHAPTER 2 KEY EVENTS
Miss Lucy conversation, but Kathy thinks Tommy is lying. Agree to meet by pond to learn story.
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CHAPTER 3 KEY EVENTS
@ the Pond. Miss Lucy convo explained. Miss Lucy's rage. Miss Lucy says students aren't taught about donations/futures. Madame Spider incident.
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CHAPTER 4 KEY EVENTS
Kathy tells us she will soon not be a carer. Talk of Madame became Taboo. Tokens controversy. Learn about the sales. Miss Emily's confusing assemblies. 'Very special being Hailsham students.' Beginning of Ruth/Kathy friendship (sandpit and horses).
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CHAPTER 4 KEY EVENTS
Intro of secret guard.
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CHAPTER 5 KEY EVENTS
Secret guard. Miss Geraldine. (creepy woods references). Ruth kicks girls out of guard. Kathy kicked out of guard yet sticks up for Ruth against Moira. Pencil case. Kathy tries to track down pencil case sale. Private conversation with Ruth about case
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CHAPTER 6 KEY EVENTS
Pencil case. Kathy saves Ruth by saying she can't disclose where the pencil case came from. Become friends again. Ruth tries to be nice to Kathy. The tape. (Lost) Norfolk + lost corner mentioned.
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CHAPTER 6 KEY EVENTS
Students say they never went to see 'world outside'. Miss Lucy smoking. Madame-tape incident.
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CHAPTER 7 KEY EVENTS
(Last few years @ Hail) Pond-side discussion. Miss Lucy tells them they can't achieve their dreams. (told and not told). Lots of donation talks coincided with sex talks. Zip elbow, Tommy. Hysterical concentration camp humour.
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CHAPTER 8 KEY EVENTS
Miss Lucy frantically scribbling on paper. Tommy acting weird lately. (because of creativity). Tommy & Ruth break up. Mixed signals about sex. Gays 'umbrella' 'getting all umbrella' is a slur. Reads sex scenes in books.
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CHAPTER 9 KEY EVENTS
Kathy: Ruth's natural successor. Ruth asks Kathy to get Tommy back for her. He's upset about Miss Lucy revoking her creativity. Creativity is referred to as being "evidence". Miss Lucy has left the school. Gets back with Ruth.
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PART 2
COTTAGES
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CHAPTER 10 KEY EVENTS
Essay, vague deadline. Cottages described. "Stables converted.". Kathy notices imitations of TV characters, especially Ruth. Ruth spoils Kathy's book. Kathy brings up elbow slapping. Ruth accuses Kathy of getting /well acquainted/ with some veterans.
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CHAPTER 11 KEY EVENTS
Late night chats. Unspoken rule mentioned. Kathy sees "some of the veterans" comment as betrayal of this unspoken code. Kathy sexual urges. (Ruth tells her they're a bit weird) Ruth gave items to charity shop. Porn magazines.
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CHAPTER 11 KEY EVENTS
Kathy starts flipping through them, looking only at faces.
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CHAPTER 12 KEY EVENTS
Rodney and Chrissie think they saw Ruth's possible. Explains possibles. WE LEARN THAT SHE IS A CLONE!
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CHAPTER 13 KEY EVENTS
Norfolk trip. Dream about how it'd be good to work in a shop. Deferrals brought up by Rodney. Disagreement over whether they knew about this.
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CHAPTER 13 KEY EVENTS
Ruth tries to explain Tommy's ignorance by saying that he wasn't "a real Hailsham student" because he was always teased and left out. After this jab, Kathy looks at Tommy's face, and she sees the old Tantrum Tommy creeping back for a moment.
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CHAPTER 14 KEY EVENTS
Search for office with the possible. Everyone except Ruth thinks Ruth is similar to her possible. Follow the possible to art gallery. They realise they should "look in the gutter" if they're looking for possibles. The group splits up.
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CHAPTER 15 KEY EVENTS
We learn Tommy had tried to find the tape, but hadn't been successful. They find the tape. Talk about the deferrals. RE: Tokens, Miss Emily has said artwork is so important because it reveals your soul.
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CHAPTER 15 KEY EVENTS
Tommy's deferral theory, and how art shows your soul. Tommy shares with Kathy that he'd been working on animals lately. Being cloned from riffraff, Kathy's **** habits make sense (and where her sexual desires come from)
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CHAPTER 16 KEY EVENTS
Return from Norfolk. No one talks about the trip. Tommy shows Kathy his drawings. Kathy keeps getting annoyed at Ruth for pretending she doesn't remember bits of Hailsham. Kathy's relationship with Lenny is revealed.
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CHAPTER 16 KEY EVENTS
Ruth is very supportive after Lenny leaves. Ruth talks about Tommy's drawings. RUTH makes Kathy agree that they aren't good. Kathy bumps into Tommy and Ruth arguing, and Ruth is jealous. She brings up that Kathy laughed.
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CHAPTER 17 KEY EVENTS
Ruth says Kathy would never become Tommy's real girlfriend. He could never /like/ her. (Too many guys). This is when Kathy leaves cottages for good to become a carer.
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CHAPTER 18 KEY EVENTS
[Beginning of Part 3] Talks about recovery centres. Talks about being carer. Hailsham closed. Clowns holding balloons and cuts strings. Kathy becomes Ruth's carer (hold onto a balloon). Kathy realises Ruth doesn't trust her. Stranded boat.
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CHAPTER 19 KEY EVENTS
Kingsfield "Holiday camp for ordinary families". Trip to find boat. Ruth becomes passive. Ruth confesses about sex lies, and keeping Tommy and Kathy apart. Kathy and Ruth back to Dover. Ruth dies.
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CHAPTER 20 KEY EVENTS
Kathy becomes Tommy's carer. Have sex. Could have been together long time. Tommy still drawing. Talk about deferrals.
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CHAPTER 21 KEY EVENTS
Visit Madame. Madame knows they are clones. Frightened of them. Talk about Gallery. Meet Miss Emily.
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CHAPTER 22 KEY EVENTS
VERY RICH CHAPTER. Long Q+A session. (NO DEFERRALS) History of cloning, and science. Morning dale. '70s support. Prove you had souls. Never Let Me Go Madame incident explained. Tommy has Tantrum. They hug. "At some level you always knew" (RE: Tantrum
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CHAPTER 23 KEY EVENTS
Kathy feels left out when Tommy's with his donor friends. Tommy wants Kathy to stop being carer. Limbo after 4th donation. Tommy holding river current driving apart. Last day talk about Ruth. Forgiven Ruth. Kathy imagines she's in lost and found bin.
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CHAPTER 23 KEY EVENTS
Everyone she's lost is right there in Norfolk. She drives off to wherever she was "supposed to be."
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