Analysis Of The Giver By Lois Lowry

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How you ever considered how lucky you are to be human, knowing about the past, your amazing gift to express emotions and how you feel? In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry, the community is made up of people, but they are not truly human; they do not show emotions or any other human traits. All but one, Jonas, are people who do not understand their world, do not know about their past, do not show emotions or take risks, and they do not have memories. Because Jonas takes risks, he is able to grow in his humanness. Jonas begins to love Gabe, and he grows in his understanding of love and sacrifice. For example, Jonas receives many memories from the Giver and, he starts loving Gabe, even when he cries out in the night; “Once more [at dawn], the new child woke and cried out; again Jonas went to him; this time he quite deliberately placed his hand on Gabriel 's back and released the rest of the calming day on the lake; …show more content…

(147) This shows Jonas is beginning to show affection for the new child, Gabe, which begins the growth of his emotions, which in the end, leads to the strength of his human characteristics. This is important because the whole point of the book is Jonas growing in his emotions, who no one in the community never truly have, which makes them not entirely human, unlike Jonas and the Giver. In addition, Jonas’s final strides in growing in humanness and emotions of love and sacrifice are when Gabe was to be “released” and Jonas took action, “whether he could comfortably ride the larger bike when he was so accustomed to

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