Chapter 8 - Summary
“Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro from 2005 deals in the eighth chapter with the topic of sexuality.
At first the first-person-narrator hears a hissing sound while being alone in a corridor and follows it to Room 22 where she finds Miss Lucy crossing out handwritten text with a black marker which makes the sound. She doesn’t know how to handle the situation and leaves. Tommy and Ruth are a couple and are arguing the last six months. Kathy feels like on the one hand, the guardian encourages the students to have sex but not in school or at their dorm and the fields aren’t an option either so they have no opportunities. As an anecdote, Kathy narrates that gay sex is called ‘umbrella sex’ and being gay is referred to be an umbrella. Finally, Kathy chooses Harry C. to have sex with and gives him signals but in the end she doesn’t.
You could some the chapter up as a detailed look about sex.