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KAZUO ISHIGURO was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and moved to the UK at the age of five. His eight novels to date have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize.
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Here is the story of Klara, an artificial friend with excellent observation skills who, from her place in the store, attentively observes the behavior of those who come in to browse and those who pass by on street. She hopes that a customer will soon choose her. Klara und die Sonne is a gripping book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable storyteller and explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?
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Klara und die Sonne takes place in the very near future, in a world clearly derived from our own. The technology is a bit more advanced and the inequality is even more pronounced. The novel is not overtly political, and most of the novel’s action takes place in a remote location, out of town, where social reality barely intrudes.
However, there are half-hidden nuances of a troubling political reality. Fascism is on the rise; large companies continue to pollute the environment; society is divided between an elite class that can afford to “cheer up” their children, although the process is risky, and an underclass that is effectively barred from higher education and decent jobs; Most of society is post-employee. It reminds me how the social realities behind Jane Austen’s novels – slavery, the French Revolution, the oppression of women – are seemingly ignored in her vision of rural tranquility, but actually motivate her novels on a deeper level.
Klara herself is an AF, an “artificial friend”. Klara was designed to have a deep intuitive understanding of relationships and genuine empathy for the people she is meant to befriend. However, Ishiguro goes to great lengths to prove that these are really Klara’s only abilities. He has very little understanding of how the world works. His mobility is limited and he has no sense of taste or smell. She can visually perceive simple scenes, but when there are too many people or the environment is new to her, the scene falls into boxes that are barely connected.
Sometimes he visually associates objects with irrelevant views in his memory: a row of coffee cups in the store with a row of items in the barn. Sun patterns from a window that a human would ignore have meaning for Klara. Klara’s world is different and much simpler than ours.
Clare’s simplicity and her own dependence on solar energy lead her to a house religion of sun worship. Ishiguro’s skills as a writer make it very believable that Klara’s strong empathy with humans, combined with her lack of knowledge of the real world, leads her to an intuitive sense that the Sun has human feelings and superhuman abilities.
Klara may continue to sacrifice herself to convince the Sun to cure her human, Josie, of an illness that we eventually discover is related to the “rearing process” that gives her a chance at a career in this dystopian society becomes. Klara believes that her sacrifice saved Josie. If true, that means Klara denied herself the role of “carrying on” Josie by acting like her, something that could have earned Klara the love of “the mother” and Ricky, “the boyfriend.” He’s very reminiscent of the butler in The Remains of the Day, who sacrificed his chance at love for a cause that turned out to be futile.
Klara ends up in a junkyard, can only move her head so she can see the sky and slowly sort through her memories. It’s a heartbreaking ending to a story where she gave everything and got nothing in return, but Klara isn’t bitter at all because she wasn’t programmed to have that ability.
On one level, this is a story about artificial intelligence and an almost unappreciated ethical side: if we create beings capable of love and empathy, then we should be responsible for how we treat them. Mary Shelley understood this issue when she wrote Frankenstein, but most discussions of the ethics of AI today focus only on the implications for humans.
On another level, this is a story about us now, about how we use and are used by other people. Klara und die Sonne sounds emotionally true because it speaks of exploitative relationships as we have seen them, perhaps experienced them ourselves. The novel’s political and social setting, so similar to contemporary America where social inequality and individuality are taken to the extreme, reflects the way Klara is exploited. Clare’s sacrifice and prayer to a non-existent sun god also shows humanity’s response to this inequality and soullessness, in religion and sacrifice.
Klara’s naivety and intuition lead her to a sacrifice that may not make sense, but shows that she is the only real person in the book.
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