Study Guide

The Remains of the Day Characters

By Kazuo Ishiguro

Mr. Stevens

Mr. Stevens is a robot overlord wearing a butler costume. Analysis done.Oh, we jest. This is what...

Miss Kenton

Everything that Stevens isn't, Miss Kenton is. He acts robotic and she acts like a...

Lord Darlington

"A gentleman through and through," is how Stevens describes his former employer, Lord Darlington...

Mr. Farraday

Mr. Farraday is a crazy-rich American who buys Darlington Hall after Lord Darlington kicks the...

Mr. William Stevens (Senior)

Stevens's father arrives to work at Darlington Hall at the same time as Miss Kenton. Obviously...

Mr. Graham

Mr. Graham is perhaps Stevens's most significant butler friend, and Stevens remembers their...

Mr. Lewis

Mr. Lewis is an American senator, a seasoned diplomat who views Lord Darlington's attempts at...

Mr. Reginald Cardinal

Mr. Cardinal is Lord Darlington's godson, the son of his friend Sir Cardinal. A regular guest at...