Klara and the Sun

by

Kazuo Ishiguro

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Klara Character Analysis

Klara is an Artificial Friend (a type of robot) whom Josie and the Mother purchase. She is described as looking like a French woman. From the very beginning, when she is on display in the store run by Manager, Klara has surprisingly astute powers of observation. She is fascinated by the daily movements of the Sun (perhaps because she is solar powered), and she eventually develops superstitions about the Sun’s ability to provide nourishment and healing. After being purchased, Klara does her best to learn how to be a good friend for Josie, who often needs supervision due to a chronic illness. As time passes, Klara learns that her goal is not only to assist Josie but in fact to be put into a new body and become Josie, should Josie die of her illness. Klara is willing to do this, but she maintains hope that perhaps Josie may one day be cured. In an attempt to cure Josie, Klara asks for help from Josie’s friend Rick and tries to get the Sun to intervene on Josie’s behalf. Klara even enlists the help of the Father to destroy a pollution-spewing construction vehicle called the Cootings Machine, believing that this will make the Sun happy. One sunny morning, Josie does start getting better, which seemingly confirms Klara’s beliefs about the Sun. But Klara has a limited lifespan, and so shortly after Josie goes to college, Klara is left in a place called the Yard for her “slow fade,” where she spends the rest of her days putting her old memories into order. As a character, Klara provides an outside perspective on humanity, showing how human actions look to a character who isn’t human. At the same time, however, Klara seems to have many of the same thoughts and emotions as a human, raising questions about what it really means to be human.

Klara Quotes in Klara and the Sun

The Klara and the Sun quotes below are all either spoken by Klara or refer to Klara. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Part One Quotes

When we were new, Rosa and I were mid-store, on the magazines table side, and could see through more than half of the window. So we were able to watch the outside—the office workers hurrying by, the taxis, the runners, the tourists, Beggar Man and his dog, the lower part of the RPO building.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Beggar Man, Rosa, Josie, Manager
Related Symbols: The Sun
Page Number: 1
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“Klara, you’re quite remarkable,” Manager said, keeping her voice soft so as not to disturb Rosa and the others. “You notice and absorb so much.” She shook her head as though in wonder. Then she said: “What you must understand is that we’re a very special store. There are many children out there who would love to be able to choose you, choose Rosa, any one of you here. But it’s not possible for them. You’re beyond their reach. That’s why they come to the window, to dream about having you. But then they get sad.”

Related Characters: Manager (speaker), Klara, Rosa, Josie
Page Number: 10
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The next morning, the grid went up and it was a most splendid day. The Sun was pouring his nourishment onto the street and into the buildings, and when I looked over to the spot where Beggar Man and the dog had died, I saw they weren’t dead at all—that a special kind of nourishment from the Sun had saved them.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Beggar Man
Related Symbols: The Sun
Page Number: 38
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“Well, Klara. Since you appear to know so much about it. Will you please reproduce for me Josie’s walk? Will you do that for me? Right now? My daughter’s walk?”

Related Characters: The Mother (speaker), Klara, Josie, Manager
Page Number: 44
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Part Two Quotes

The kitchen was especially difficult to navigate because so many of its elements would change their relationships to one another moment by moment. I now appreciated how in the store—surely out of consideration for us—Manager had carefully kept all the items, even smaller ones like the bracelets or the silver earrings box, in their correct places.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Manager, Rosa, Rex, Josie, The Mother, Melania Housekeeper
Page Number: 49
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She had by now both hands on Rick’s left shoulder, resting her weight there as if trying to make him less tall and the two of them the same height. But Rick seemed not to mind her nearness—in fact he seemed to think it normal—and the idea occurred to me that perhaps, in his own way, this boy was as important to Josie as was the Mother; and that his aims and mine might in some ways be almost parallel, and that I should observe him carefully to understand how he belonged within the strange pattern of Josie’s life.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Rick, Josie
Page Number: 62
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“I suppose they have a point though,” he said. “I don’t belong here. This is a meeting for lifted kids.”

Related Characters: Rick (speaker), Klara, Josie, The Mother
Page Number: 82
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“Okay, Josie. So tell me how you’ll get well.”

“There’s special help coming. Something no one’s thought of yet. Then I’ll be well again.”

Related Characters: The Mother (speaker), Klara (speaker), Josie
Page Number: 105
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Part Three Quotes

“These folks surrounding her. Am I to assume they’re aliens? It almost looks like instead of a head, they have, well, a giant eyeball. I’m sorry if I have this all wrong.”

Related Characters: Rick (speaker), Josie, Klara, The Mother, Mr. Capaldi
Page Number: 123
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“What I really wished to ask you, Klara. The real request, the deeper one. Would you ask Josie to try and persuade Rick? She’s the one person who might change his stance. He’s very stubborn, you see, and also—I suspect this—rather afraid. And who can blame him? He knows the world out there won’t be easy. But Josie’s the one capable of getting him to see this differently. Will you speak to her?”

Related Characters: Miss Helen (speaker), Klara, Rick, Josie, The Mother
Page Number: 151
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“Please make Josie better. Just as you did Beggar Man.”

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Josie, Rick, Beggar Man, Mr. McBain
Related Symbols: The Cootings Machine, The Sun
Page Number: 163
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“Don’t want to die, Mom. I don’t want that.”

“It’s okay. Okay.” The Mother’s voice was soft, at just the same level mine had been.

“I don’t want that, Mom.”

“I know. I know. It’s okay.”

Related Characters: Josie (speaker), The Mother (speaker), Klara
Page Number: 177
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Part Four Quotes

He clearly wished to greet Josie with an embrace, and looked around for somewhere to put down the paper bag, but Josie stepped forward and put her arms around him, paper bag and all. As he received her embrace, his gaze wandered around the room and fell on me. Then he looked away and closed his eyes, letting his cheek rest against the top of her head. They stayed like that for a time, keeping very still, not even rocking slowly the way the Mother and Josie did sometimes during their morning farewells.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), The Father, Josie, The Mother
Page Number: 185
Explanation and Analysis:

I turned the corner of the L and saw Josie there, suspended in the air. She wasn’t very high—her feet were at the height of my shoulders—but because she was leaning forward, arms outstretched, fingers spread, she seemed to be frozen in the act of falling. Little beams illuminated her from various angles, forbidding her any refuge. Her face was very like that of the real Josie, but because there was at the eyes no kind smile, the upward curve of her lips gave her an expression I’d never seen before. The face looked disappointed and afraid.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Josie, Mr. Capaldi, The Father, The Mother
Page Number: 201
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“You know, Klara. I don’t even know what this is about. But I want what’s best for Josie. Exactly the same as you. So I’m willing to grasp at any chance that comes our way.”

I turned to him with a smile and nodded. “Yes,” I said. “Then let’s try.”

Related Characters: The Father (speaker), Klara (speaker), Josie
Related Symbols: The Cootings Machine, The Sun
Page Number: 224
Explanation and Analysis:

“Now Rick. You said just now you’re not seeking favoritism. Then let me ask you this. If that is really the case, then why am I sitting in front of you now?

Related Characters: Vance (speaker), Rick, Miss Helen, Klara
Page Number: 246
Explanation and Analysis:

Its body was a different shade of yellow, its dimensions a little greater—and its ability to create Pollution more than a match for the first Cootings Machine.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker)
Related Symbols: The Cootings Machine, The Sun
Page Number: 258
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Part Five Quotes

“You must tell me if the love between Rick and Josie is genuine, if it’s a true and lasting one. I must know this. Because if the answer is yes, then I’ll have something to bargain with, regardless of what occurred in the city. So please think carefully Rick, and tell me the truth.”

“I don’t need to think. Josie and I grew up together and we’re part of each other. And we’ve got our plan. So of course our love’s genuine and forever. And it won’t make any difference to us who’s been lifted and who hasn’t. That’s your answer, Klara, and there won’t be any other.”

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Rick (speaker), Josie
Page Number: 266
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But I’m remembering how delighted you were on that day Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man found each other again. You were so delighted and couldn’t help showing it. So I know just how much it matters to you that people who love one another are brought together, even after many years.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Josie, Rick, Beggar Man, Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man
Related Symbols: The Sun
Page Number: 271
Explanation and Analysis:

“And there was more. On this question of being lifted. She wants you to know she wouldn’t wish it any other way. If she had the power to do it again, and this time it was up to her, she says she’d do exactly what you did and you’ll always be the best mother she could have.”

Related Characters: Rick (speaker), The Mother, Josie, Klara, Miss Helen, Vance
Page Number: 277
Explanation and Analysis:

The Sun was illuminating her, and the entire bed, in a ferocious half-disc of orange, and the Mother, standing closest to the bed, was having to raise her hands to her face.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Josie, The Mother, Melania Housekeeper, Rick
Page Number: 279
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Part Six Quotes

“But now we’re no longer kids, we have to wish each other the best and go our different ways. It couldn’t have worked out, me going to college, trying to compete with all those lifted kids. I’ve got my own plans now, and that’s how it should be. But that was no lie, Klara. And in a funny way, it still isn’t a lie now.”

Related Characters: Rick (speaker), Klara, Josie
Related Symbols: The Sun
Page Number: 288
Explanation and Analysis:

“Klara deserves better. She deserves her slow fade.”

Related Characters: The Mother (speaker), Klara, Mr. Capaldi, Josie
Page Number: 294
Explanation and Analysis:

Around the same time, a kind yardman stopped in front of me and told me there were three AFs on the South Side, and two in the Ring. If I wished, he said, he could transport me to one or the other of these areas. But I told him I was content with my special spot, and he nodded and went on his way.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker)
Page Number: 299
Explanation and Analysis:

When she was mid-distance, she stopped and turned, and I thought she might look back one last time at me. But she was gazing at the far distance, in the direction of the construction crane on the horizon. Then she continued to walk away.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Manager
Related Symbols: The Sun, The Cootings Machine
Page Number: 303
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Klara Character Timeline in Klara and the Sun

The timeline below shows where the character Klara appears in Klara and the Sun. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part One
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Rosa and Klara are both female Artificial Friends (AFs), and they’re on display in a store in a... (full context)
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Klara and the other AFs consider it a special honor when Manager (the human woman who... (full context)
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Klara has also always had another reason for wanting to be in the window: she wants... (full context)
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At the end of the day, Klara asks Manager about the sad children. Manager tells Klara that she is special to notice... (full context)
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A couple days pass, and it’s now Klara and Rosa’s fourth morning in the shop window. A pale, thin girl of 14-and-a-half named... (full context)
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Josie asks Klara questions about what it’s like in the shop and then says that Klara is the... (full context)
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Later that afternoon, Rosa remarks to Klara how strange it is that, even though they can see the outside world from the... (full context)
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Rosa continues to delight at all the children paired with AFs that she sees, but Klara slowly realizes that some pairs of children and AFs actually don’t seem that happy together.... (full context)
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One day, Klara witnesses two taxi drivers fighting in what appears to be a case of road rage.... (full context)
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Klara tries to think of what could make her angry enough to fight someone. While thinking... (full context)
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Manager explains to Klara that maybe Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man haven’t seen each other for a very... (full context)
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At the start of Klara and Rosa’s second week in the window, Josie comes back with her mom (the Mother).... (full context)
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Josie asks if Klara really wants to come home with her, and Klara nods. Josie warns Klara that some... (full context)
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But Josie doesn’t come the next day or the day after. In the middle of Klara’s second week in the window, Manager moves her back to her previous place in the... (full context)
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Manager switches things around, and now, instead of always being next to Rosa, Klara is sometimes next to Boy AF Rex or Girl AF Kiku. Klara can still see... (full context)
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...Machine. Daytime becomes like night, and the Sun stops coming into the store. Manager assures Klara that the awful Cootings Machine has been out front before, and no AF has ever... (full context)
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...store with her father, who wears an expensive office suit. The girl seems interested in Klara, but Klara just looks into the distance at the ceramic coffee cups on the shelf.... (full context)
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Manager tells the girl that Klara is excellent but that there are even newer models called B3s available that might be... (full context)
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...models, three Boy AFs, are calibrated and take up positions in the store. Rosa and Klara are moved to a different side of the store to make space for the B3s. (full context)
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...seems like nothing noteworthy is happening, a boy and his mother come into the store. Klara only realizes later that they’ve bought Rosa, and soon Rosa is taken to the back... (full context)
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...new B3 models come in. Though the older AFs are nice to the new B3s, Klara notices that the new B3s have been slowly moving away from the older AFs. Klara... (full context)
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One afternoon, Manager informs Klara that she’s going to have one more chance in the window, this time alone. She... (full context)
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On Klara’s fourth day in the window, she witnesses something strange with Beggar Man (a man who... (full context)
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Klara’s time in the window ends. Manager tells her she did well, but then, 10 days... (full context)
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Klara can’t see much from her position in the back, but she can still hear things,... (full context)
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...she really wanted. But Manager overhears her and says she’ll check the back. She brings Klara out and Josie is overjoyed. Josie explains that she would’ve come back sooner, but she... (full context)
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The Mother is intrigued when Manager mentions that Klara is very observant. The Mother asks Klara questions about Josie to test Klara’s powers of... (full context)
Part Two
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Some time has passed, and Klara has left the store and is now Josie’s AF. Klara finds the house difficult to... (full context)
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Klara believes at first that Melania Housekeeper is like Manager, and that she will teach Klara... (full context)
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...Josie’s bedroom, there is a window that looks out at three adjoining fields. From there, Klara and Josie like to watch the Sun set while waiting for the Mother to come... (full context)
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One object out the window that particularly interests Klara is a dark box, which Josie explains is Mr. McBain’s barn. For Klara, this barn... (full context)
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Josie explains to Klara that she went to the barn one time, with her best friend Rick, back before... (full context)
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The next week, Klara meets Rick and sees the outside of Josie’s house for the first time. Before that,... (full context)
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...help her walk, but eventually Josie persuades her to let go so that she and Klara can go next door to see Rick. They climb a hill to meet Rick, and... (full context)
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When Klara and Josie get to Rick, he is busy flying mechanical drones that look like birds... (full context)
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...to come to a meeting at lunchtime next Tuesday, and Rick reluctantly agrees. Josie asks Klara what she thinks of the outside world. Klara says she likes it, and that she... (full context)
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...then Rick appears at the door, and she introduces him. The adults are polite, but Klara notices that they’re cautious when speaking to Rick. The Mother tells Josie to go host... (full context)
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Left with the adults, Klara hears them talking about how Rick “missed out,” but they nevertheless agree that Rick seems... (full context)
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The Mother tells Klara that she should go in to be with Josie and the children, so Klara goes.... (full context)
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After greeting Klara, the girls mostly ignore her and begin to gossip about the other children. One of... (full context)
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When Klara doesn’t follow commands, a boy again suggests throwing Klara across the room. Just then, Rick... (full context)
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The children go outside. Klara thanks Rick for intervening. Rick explains that he doesn’t belong in the group because it’s... (full context)
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Klara feels that Josie acted different during her interaction meeting with the other children and was... (full context)
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Three weeks after the interaction meeting, Klara notices a change in Josie’s health. The Mother tells her she must get well so... (full context)
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Josie shows Klara old pictures of her family at Morgan’s Falls. In one photo, Josie has a companion—when... (full context)
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The Mother warns Klara in advance of the Morgan’s Falls trip that Josie sometimes gets overexcited, and so Klara... (full context)
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...and weary she feels. She wants to call off the trip, but Josie pleads that Klara’s looking forward to it. The Mother surprises everyone by ordering Melania Housekeeper to take Josie... (full context)
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The Mother drives in silence with Klara for a while before talking about Josie. The Mother wishes to be more like Klara... (full context)
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The Mother parks the car, and she and Klara begin to walk up to Morgan’s Falls. They make it to the falls themselves. The... (full context)
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The Mother asks Klara if she’s still able to mimic Josie’s walk. She doesn’t ask Klara to do the... (full context)
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...again, if Josie is too sick to come. The Mother asks if the “special help” Klara mentioned (to cure Josie) is real, but Klara says it’s just a hope, based on... (full context)
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When the Mother and Klara get back, Josie is drawing intensely. Klara thinks that Josie seems mad at her and... (full context)
Part Three
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Even the morning after the Morgan’s Falls trip, Josie is cold toward Klara. Klara is surprised that the Mother also seems distant, since it seemed like the trip... (full context)
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...kitchen for breakfast, the Mother has coffee in Josie’s bedroom. Melania Housekeeper is bothered by Klara’s hovering around, so she sends Klara outside. As she walks, she gets the idea of... (full context)
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...visits Josie often, as does Rick. Josie stops taking remote school lessons. Melania Housekeeper makes Klara chaperone when Rick is there. During Rick’s visits, he and Josie often play “the bubble... (full context)
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Klara sees one of the bubble game comics on the ground while tidying up one day.... (full context)
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One morning later, Klara finds Josie drawing and writing intensely. She asks Klara to put the paper in an... (full context)
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Klara takes the letter to Rick’s house. She notices Rick’s house is not as nice as... (full context)
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...A happy stick-figure boy and girl are surrounded by pointy looking objects. Rick likes it. Klara suggests maybe he should say thank you in person. Rick wonders if it’s a good... (full context)
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Klara then asks about McBain’s barn. She believes it may be related to helping Josie with... (full context)
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Just then, Rick’s mother (Miss Helen) interrupts. She doesn’t seem to notice Klara at first and talks a lot. She asks Klara questions about various things, like how... (full context)
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Miss Helen begins telling Klara a story about how one time she looked out the window and saw the Mother... (full context)
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Rick suggests Klara should leave, but Miss Helen says first they need to discuss Rick’s education. She notices... (full context)
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Rick leaves. Miss Helen says that she’d like for Klara to help Rick study. Then she says that the real issue is getting Rick to... (full context)
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Klara says she’s surprised that Miss Helen would choose a path that might lead to her... (full context)
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Following Rick’s instructions, Klara makes the journey to Mr. McBain’s barn just before sunset. She stumbles, but Rick (who... (full context)
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Rick and Klara make it to Mr. McBain’s barn, and Klara asks to be left alone. She sits... (full context)
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As Klara heads back, she finds that Rick ignored her and waited for her to finish. Klara... (full context)
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...comes to visit Josie again. They tease each other and reconcile. Rick suggests that maybe Klara should give them some privacy. Klara says she has to stay to stop any hanky-panky,... (full context)
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Klara begins to think about destroying the Cootings Machine. She doesn’t want to tell anyone about... (full context)
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...Miss Helen visit the house. Everyone seems to be in a good mood. Rick tells Klara he’s decided he’s going to do his best to get into Atlas Brookings, the college... (full context)
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Two days later, Klara is a little surprised when Melania Housekeeper tells Klara that the Mother won’t allow her... (full context)
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One night, still before the trip, Klara hears Josie crying out in the middle of the night. Josie says she isn’t in... (full context)
Part Four
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Josie, Klara, and the Mother go to Mr. Capaldi’s studio. The Mother is tense because the Father... (full context)
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...how it actually looks, not in reverse like most mirrors. The Mother interjects to introduce Klara, and the Father greets Klara curtly. The Mother insists they all have to hurry along,... (full context)
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...car, the Father and the Mother argue about their careers and about the portrait. Meanwhile, Klara notices that they’re near her old store, and she sees the Cootings Machine, which is... (full context)
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Klara, Josie, the Mother, and the Father enter Mr. Capaldi’s house. The Mother asks to see... (full context)
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Mr. Capaldi says he has a questionnaire for Klara to answer. He leads Klara to a separate room. While he does, they can hear... (full context)
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Klara overhears the Father, the Mother, and Mr. Capaldi arguing, with the Father taking issue with... (full context)
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Klara carefully goes back to where she was and finds the mood is even more tense.... (full context)
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Mr. Capaldi invites Klara down. He asks if he is doing a good job. Klara says yes, the “portrait”... (full context)
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Klara explains that for a while, she suspected that Mr. Capaldi’s “portrait” was not a painting... (full context)
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Klara interrupts to suggest that they might not even need the new Josie. But she also... (full context)
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...Mother confess that the real purpose of the day’s appointment has more to do with Klara than it did with Josie. Mr. Capaldi explains that he’s not asking Klara to train... (full context)
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The Mother drives Klara to outside the burger place where Josie and the Father are, but the Mother decides... (full context)
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Klara asks what will happen to her current body if she becomes Josie. The Mother says... (full context)
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The Father begins to drive Klara around, asking if there’s anywhere particular place she’d like to go—like, for instance, her old... (full context)
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As they approach the location of the old store, Klara admits that she isn’t really there to see the store. She talks about destroying the... (full context)
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The Father is still confused, but he agrees to help Klara disable the Cootings Machine. They make it to the machine. The Father mentions that even... (full context)
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...Nine that can be put into the Cootings Machine to break it. He explains that Klara actually has P-E-G Nine inside her head, and that she could perhaps still function with... (full context)
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The Father warns that, if there is any impact related to removing P-E-G Nine from Klara, it will be cognitive. Klara maintains that she wants to do it. They sabotage the... (full context)
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The Father, Josie, Klara, Miss Helen, and Ricky all leave the sushi café. The Sun is nearly setting, and... (full context)
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When they have a moment, Rick asks Klara what’s going on with Josie, whose behavior seems strange. Klara says she doesn’t know but... (full context)
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Josie tells Klara that they met a server at the restaurant who remembers her old store, but it... (full context)
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...greet each other politely. Meanwhile, a woman outside the theater gets angry because she thinks Klara is going to be taking up one of the seats. The woman eventually goes away,... (full context)
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Miss Helen comes and announces that she’ll be taking Klara because the Mother has to go back and have a private conversation with Josie. Josie... (full context)
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Rick, Miss Helen, and Vance all get a booth at a restaurant, and Klara sits at a booth across the aisle. Rick tells Vance about how he’s very generous... (full context)
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Rick asks Klara to come sit with him and Miss Helen. Miss Helen wonders if that was enough... (full context)
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Josie stirs when Klara comes into her room. She is half asleep but starts to wake up. She tells... (full context)
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The Mother, Josie, Klara, Rick, and Miss Helen all drive back from the city. Miss Helen says she’s more... (full context)
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As the car keeps going, Klara is disappointed to notice there is another Cootings Machine, even bigger, that creates more pollution... (full context)
Part Five
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...from the city. She has periods of strange breathing when she’s only partly awake. Meanwhile, Klara begins to help Rick with his studies. He comes and visits Josie, but she’s only... (full context)
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On one visit, Klara asks Rick if he’ll walk with her outside. Rick says Josie is worse than she’s... (full context)
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Klara says she must go back to McBain’s barn right before the Sun goes down. Rick... (full context)
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That evening, Rick again carries Klara to the barn. He allows her to go inside alone and says he’ll be waiting... (full context)
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Klara begs the Sun’s forgiveness for failing to stop the Cootings Machine’s pollution, but she asks... (full context)
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Klara tells the Sun that she remembers how happy he was on the day that Coffee... (full context)
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Thinking back to the conversation between Vance and Rick, Klara tells the Sun that she knows favoritism isn’t a good thing. Still, she says that... (full context)
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...to a hospital. The adults all take turns watching Josie, even though they know that Klara is as good as anyone at spotting danger signs in Josie’s health. The normal routine... (full context)
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The Mother is surprised by the message and can’t respond. Klara interrupts them and says that they have to go upstairs at once because the Sun... (full context)
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In Josie’s room, Melania Housekeeper wants to close the blinds to let Josie sleep, but Klara insists that they need to open the blinds and let as much Sun in as... (full context)
Part Six
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Klara believes the Sun helped Josie just as it helped Beggar Man. Seasons and years go... (full context)
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The last time Klara sees Rick is when she goes out to greet him after hearing his car. Rick... (full context)
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Klara does mention, however, that she’s worried. She told the Sun that Josie and Rick’s love... (full context)
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Rick asks about Melania Housekeeper, and Klara mentions she was trying to get accepted by a community in California. He then asks... (full context)
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...visit Josie, now in their own cars (or hired cars) without parents. When they come, Klara gets out of the way and goes to the Utility Room. When Josie finds out... (full context)
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Like Josie, the Mother also has less to do with Klara. One day, she is surprised to walk in on the Mother talking with Mr. Capaldi.... (full context)
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...smart. He believes people might be less afraid if they better understood how AFs work. Klara says she might be willing to help, as long as it won’t cause problems for... (full context)
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...this isn’t what she and Mr. Capaldi discussed on the phone. She says she believes Klara deserves her “slow fade.” She refuses to let Klara even consider Mr. Capaldi’s offer. Mr.... (full context)
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...the new housekeeper is less orderly than Melania Housekeeper was. At one point, Josie invites Klara to come to her bedroom. Josie says she’s afraid of going away to school, but... (full context)
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...goodbye, but Rick is miles away with his drones and his new friends. Josie hugs Klara for a long time and then tells her that if she never sees Klara again,... (full context)
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Klara’s memories begin to blur together, although she believes she can always put the memories back... (full context)
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Sometimes visitors come to the Yard and Klara hears human voices, but mostly it’s just yardmen who work there. One of the yardmen... (full context)
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One day, Klara is surprised to recognize Manager in the yard. Manager is glad to see Klara and... (full context)
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...the Yard and other places, both to see former AFs and to collect little souvenirs. Klara asks about Rosa. Manager says she saw Rosa two years ago and learned that things... (full context)
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Manager asks about the family Klara went to. Klara says her home was the best home and Josie was the best... (full context)
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Manager asks what “continuing” Josie means. Klara explains how Mr. Capaldi believed there was nothing special inside Josie and that an AF... (full context)
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Manager asks if Klara would like to be moved over to be near some B3s in the Yard. Klara... (full context)
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Before Manager goes, Klara says she must let Manager know that there was an incident in Josie’s home where... (full context)