n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - : science fiction and legal reality

Volume 32, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2279



This article offers a law and literary perspective on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel 'never let me go'. The article engages with the existentialist themes of the novel and examines various medico-legal issues pertaining to cloning and organ transplants. By examining the contemporary social and legal framework, the article exposes the inadequacies of the current (legal) approach to organ donations, and advances an alternative approach that balances personal autonomy, free choice and the right to self determination.

Hierdie artikel bied 'n regs- en letterkundige perspektief op Kazuo Ishiguro se roman 'never let me go'. Die artikel bespreek die eksistensialistiese temas van die roman en ondersoek verskeie medies-juridiese kwessies met betrekking tot kloning en orgaanoorplantings. Deur die huidige sosiale- en regsraamwerk te ondersoek, lewer die artikel kommentaar op die tekortkomings van die huidige (regs)benadering tot orgaanskenkings, en stel die artikel 'n alternatiewe benadering voor wat persoonlike outonomie, vrye keuse en die reg tot selfbeskikking balanseer.

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