Never Let Me Go

Henry Character Analysis

A boy Kathy likes late in her time at Hailsham, Henry seems surprised when Kathy offers to have sex with him, and equally surprised when Kathy makes several excuses as to why she is then unable to sleep with Henry. Kathy wonders, while “courting” Henry, if she doesn’t also have feelings for Tommy, who is dating Ruth.
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Henry Character Timeline in Never Let Me Go

The timeline below shows where the character Henry appears in Never Let Me Go. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8
Maturation and “Growing Up” Theme Icon
Individual Goals vs. Social Expectations Theme Icon
Losing and Finding Theme Icon
Life, Death, and Humanity Theme Icon
Loving, Caring, and Donation Theme Icon
...temper tantrums. Kathy resolved that she herself would begin having sex, and picked a boy, Henry, as her intended “mate,” not because she liked him, but because she might “practice with... (full context)
Chapter 9
Maturation and “Growing Up” Theme Icon
Individual Goals vs. Social Expectations Theme Icon
Losing and Finding Theme Icon
Loving, Caring, and Donation Theme Icon
Kathy recalls how she went about “courting” Henry: she told him once, when they were alone, that she wanted to have sex with... (full context)