18/02/2018 · Stevens: The Remains Of The Day

The History In Kazuo Ishiguro's novel The Remains of the Day, Ishiguro intermingles the individualistic concern of dignity and greatness with the collective past of England through the nostalgic narrator Stevens, critiquing the stagnant ideology of tradition for its ideals in self-deception and repression in the national English identity.

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Written in the form of a diary.
Narrated over the course of six days in July of 1956.
Throughout the journey across the English countryside, Stevens revisits the "hey-day" of the Twenties and Thirties at Darlington Hall through personal memories.
First person narration by the butler and protagonist Stevens.


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"Perhaps, then, there is something to his advice that I should cease looking back so much, that I should adopt a more positive outlook and try to make the best of what remains of my day.