"The Birthmark," Nathaniel Hawthorne
"A Useless Beauty" Guy de Maupassant
"The Beauty Myth" Naomi Wolf (non-fiction)
"Scenes from the Exhibitionists," Kay S. Hymowitz (non-fiction)
"What Does a Woman Need to Know," Adrienne Rich (non-fiction)
women - beauty - ideals of
women and perfectionism
beauty and oppression
women - control - bodies
perfection in nature
beauty and power
Isolated Communities *
The characters in Never Let Me Go live and grow up in a self-contained community that is isolated from the larger society.
This isolation is one of the book's significant themes. You might think about groups of people in our own society that live in various degrees of isolation, whether by choice or not:
* With thanks to Roberta Tipton
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