Have you ever watched a film with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, called “The remains of the day?” If so, then you have already been in contact with the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, the author of the short story we are going to discuss today, “A family supper”. The film was based on his novel by the same title.
Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Japan in 1954, but his family moved to Britain when he was only 6 years old, and that’s where he has lived since then. If you would like to know more about his biography and works, you may refer to this link here or this other one here.
Both this short story and the next one we are going to discuss (Salman Rushdie’s “The prophet’s hair”) have been written by authors who come from a different cultural background than England, which they have made their home.
Your task is to analyze the story considering its plot, characters and narrative techniques in relation to the cultural background it portrays.