Never Let Me Go Ignorance Theme

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In Never Let Me Go, a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, the recurring theme of ignorance and deceit points readers towards the fact that ignorance is bliss. The youth, exuberance, and the naïve innocence of ignorance and childhood are appealing aspects of childhood that have adults constantly dreaming of going back to those wonderful, carefree times. In Never Let Me Go, the childhoods of Tommy, Ruth, and Kathy were seemingly carefree compared to their adulthoods when they learned of their fate as clones. One of Kathy’s patients as a Carer says to her, “Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly” (Ishiguro 286). This shows how as people grow older, they develop more and more responsibility, obligation, and stress that comes