Mr Stevens and doctor Carlisle



 

 

 

Doctor Richard Carlisle takes Stevens to the car, helps him fill the fuel tank and after hearing his story about lord Darlington he seems intrigued and asks Stevens a question: “If a mistake was to be made, wouldn’t you rather have made your own?”

Carlisle is a fringe figure in the film, who Stevens meets on his way to the appointment with Miss Kenton but his words make Stevens aware that he made a mistake that he intends to remedy.

Doctor Carlisle and Mr Stevens – The remains of the day
If a mistake was to be made wouldn’t you rather have made your own?