The question of dignity and being a ‘people pleaser’ in Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Remains of the Day”
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The question of dignity and being a ‘people pleaser’ in Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Remains of the Day”


It has already been said that Ishiguro’s novel is a beautiful study of Englishness. The book for me, like all of Ishiguro’s works I have read, is extremely soothing to read. Somehow, Ishiguro has a way with words that not only calms, but also excites the reader. The book spans not only six days of … Continue reading

Fluid Identity: what it means to be Bharati Mukherjee’s “Jasmine”
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Fluid Identity: what it means to be Bharati Mukherjee’s “Jasmine”


“We murder who we were so we can rebirth ourselves in the image of our dreams.” (29) This is, for me, the most powerful sentence in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine. In this one sentence it summarises the story of the novel by embodying the nature of transcontinental lives and living. The main protagonist in Mukherjee’s novel … Continue reading