How is the theme of otherness presented in Never Let Me Go?

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Though we come to know protagonist Kathy and her friends Ruth and Tommy as real, feeling people, the story unfolds to reveal the strange lives they live as not-quite people. Kathy and her friends are clones who have been raised in a home for children and go on to become organ donors and caregivers in adulthood. As readers, we know that they have thoughts and feelings like any other person, but we must also accept (as they have done) that Kathy and her peers have very little agency in their lives. Despite their innate human qualities and capacities, they have been brought into the world and raised for the sole purpose of harvesting their organs. For this reason, I think that the rest of society has chosen...

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