A Political and Social Analysis of Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains Of The Day

Swapnil Sinha, Atharva Chandra Singh


Remains of the Day was a post World War I book written by Kazuo Ishiguro. Kazuo Ishiguro is an English writer with a Japanese origin.Since both of his parents are Japanese, they had kept him well versed in the Japanese ethos and culture. Because of him having this diverse cultural background, we see that Kazuo has made this fictional world where the characters possess immaculate depths, making the book that much more special. Stevens’s narrative in the book is rife with contradictions and a careful analysis gives us invaluable insights into his mentality. All of this only makes the characters of Ishiguro more relatable. It is this relatability which has lead to the book Remains of the Day being as successful. This kind of shift in the contemporary literature is transformational in terms of the vernacular and writing style employed in these books, which make them accessible to the common man.


Kazuo Ishiguro, reamins of the day, literature, Japanese

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.47494/ijpst.v9.2.524


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