The Realization of Stevens' Autonomy in The Remains of the Day
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The Remains of the Day is a masterpiece of Ishiguro Kazuo, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. Based on a six-day journey, this novel intertwined Stevens’ recollections and thoughts, revealing a traditional British butler’s self-deception and self-suppression while confronting with the dilemma of professionalism and personal emotions. This article intends to analyze Stevens’ realization of autonomy through his unutterable love toward Miss Kenton in three stages: separateness, competence and emotional autonomy.