In a June 2011 interview with Ed Whitfield, editor of The Ooh Tray, Ishiguro says that even he “discovered new things about [the novel’s] characters” from watching the film of Never Let Me Go. As the role is played by Keira Knightley, for instance, Ishiguro found Ruth more “desperately lonely” and “absolutely terrified of being left alone” than he himself recognized in writing the novel.
So what did you learn about Never Let Me Go from seeing the film? Your answer should take the form of a comparison, first explaining what you understood from the novel and then explaining how the film made you consider it differently. The “it” can be anything—not necessarily a character but perhaps a relationship, a concept, a setting, a moment, an object. . . . Whatever “it” is, help us understand how the film offers a new perspective on it.