Cambridge AS/A Level/ IB/ Edexcel

Personal Accountability; a Theme in Ishaguro’s “An Artist of the Floating World”

Personal responsibility is a central theme in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, “An Artist of the Floating World.” Through the protagonist, Masuji Ono, Ishiguro explores the concept of personal accountability and the consequences of one’s actions. Ono’s journey serves as a poignant examination of the weight of guilt, the complexities of reconciling past choices, and the transformative