Task 3D: Cruelty in human relationships

For Task 3D you need to write an essay in which you compare the way cruelty in human relationships is explored in the extract from “Never Let Me Go” and in another literary work or a film you have studied.

As we cannot chose for you the other literary work or film you have studied, we will limit ourselves to giving you some points related to how cruelty in human relationships is explored in the extract from “Never Let Me Go” and some general suggestions for other literary works that deal with this issue.

“Never Let Me Go”

In the excerpt from “Never Let Me Go”, cruelty in human relationships is explored through the motif of bullying (or mobbing) between children.

In the extract, one of the characters, Tommy, is mocked and picked on by other students.

On the one hand, he is mocked and rejected by the boys in the football team who refuse to select him, leaving him aside:

…the puzzled concern when four picks had gone by and he still hadn’t been chosen; the hurt and panic as it began to dawn on him what was really going on.(...) Then when Tommy was left standing alone, and the boys all began sniggering… (p. 9, ll.  32-36)

On the other hand, he is also mocked by the rest of his peers who are watching everything unf...

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