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Role at Hailsham
'were all pretty scared of her'
Intimidating character who commands respect
Presented as strict
Lectures the student on how they must be careful
Started Hailsham as an experiment
Wanted to raise the profile of clones
Show the world they deserved more humane treatment
She controlled what the students were taught
She wanted to protect the students from the realities of their lives
She repeatedly lies to the students but says she does it to
Ishiguro uses a range of verbs to justify the decision of lying to the students
How does she feel about the students?
She wants to change the way clones are treated but it is clear she is uncomfortable around them
Sometimes she would
'look down at [the students] ... and feel such revulsion'
The cause of Hailsham closing isn't due to the lack of her commitment
Suggesting she has given everything to the cause
Says that Kathy and Tommy should be grateful
She calls them
Accepts that nothing will change despite her hard work
Pities Kathy and Tommy, but can do nothing to help them
Offers no apology for her actions