Klara and the Sun


Kazuo Ishiguro

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on Klara and the Sun can help.

The Sun

The Sun plays a god-like role in the novel, symbolizing both that people have lost touch with nature and the emotional power of having faith in something bigger than oneself. Klara is solar-powered, so the…

read analysis of The Sun

The Cootings Machine

The “Cootings Machine” is a name Klara gives to a construction vehicle that spews large clouds of smoke that ultimately block out the Sun. The machine itself represents the negative side effects of progress…

read analysis of The Cootings Machine