Narrative to My Ears – Analyzing the Use of Musical Narrative in Clone

When asked about their favourite work of fantasy or science fiction, very few people respond with a piece of music. Most people suggest books, like the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or a movie or TV show, like Star Wars, Star Trek, or countless other star-somethings. I have yet…

Borrowing Lives: Clone Organ Donors in Never Let Me Go

 Note: This review contains spoilers.  Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go takes place in a parallel universe after the Second World War, where human cloning is predominant in medical science. Written in the first person perspective, the novel is woven from the memories of the protagonist, Kathy H., and touches upon the lives of…

Many Sides of the Same Genes: Examining Diversity in BBC’s Orphan Black

This review contains spoilers up to late season two . Needless to say, when I began watching a show whose core premise was “clones, clones everywhere,” I was not expecting much diversity. I have never been so happy to be wrong. Though it began as a fringe show, Orphan Black has recently gained immense popularity, reaching…