Klara and the Sun


Kazuo Ishiguro

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Rex Character Analysis

Rex is a B2 Artificial Friend (a type of robot) from the same store as Klara and Rosa. Unlike Klara and Rosa, who are Girl AFs, Rex is a Boy AF, meaning he was designed to look like a male human. He is sold before Klara, and she never sees or hears from him again.

Rex Quotes in Klara and the Sun

The Klara and the Sun quotes below are all either spoken by Rex or refer to Rex. 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 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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Rex Character Timeline in Klara and the Sun

The timeline below shows where the character Rex appears in Klara and the Sun. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part One
Costs and Benefits of Progress Theme Icon
Environmentalism Theme Icon
...believes gives her nourishment. One day, when the sun goes away, a boy AF named Rex tells Klara she was too greedy and made the sun go dark by stealing all... (full context)
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The Boy AF Rex gets moved to a front alcove of the store. Soon after, a 13-year-old girl comes... (full context)
Costs and Benefits of Progress Theme Icon
Environmentalism Theme Icon
...now, instead of always being next to Rosa, Klara is sometimes next to Boy AF Rex or Girl AF Kiku. Klara can still see out the window, and she notices a... (full context)
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In the days after Rosa leaves, Boy AF Rex also finds a home and more new B3 models come in. Though the older AFs... (full context)