? Character development: How are the three main characters (Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy) developed in each part of the story? Also, identify other significant characters in each part of the novel and their roles.
? Setting: Discuss the significance of each of the various settings of the novel.
? Style: What specific things do you notice about Ishiguros style with regard to point of view, tone, and diction?
? Themes: What do you think Ishiguro is trying to reflect about human nature in his novel? Describe some main ideas that you see in the novel.
? Genre: A dystopia is defined as “an imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror.” How could Ishiguros novel be seen as dystopian literature?
? Vocabulary: Define unfamiliar words in the novel. Include page numbers.
? Any other important literary elements you observe
This summer reading assignment will be due the first week of school, fall 2015.