Analytical Essay On The Giver

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The giver by Lois Lowry- Analytical essay
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What if we lived in a world of peace and equality? What if we lived in a world with no differences? A world with no social classes and inequality. That sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it? In Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver that is the reality. The catch? The catch is freedom. There is no room for being different, no room for spontaneity, no room for experimentation and breaking the rules. If you break the rules you will be caught and their is no room for forgiveness. Also, if you are diagnosed with a disease, or just simply sick, you must likely will be released into the “elsewhere” world.

The Giver is a novel which belongs to the fiction genre. The novel is written by author Lois Lowry, and
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The story begins and ends “ in medias res”. “ Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo. “, “ It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened. No. Wrong word, Jonas thought. Frightened meant that deep, sickening feeling of something terrible about to happen. “ Lois Lowry chose to end the novel when we expected her to tell us what happened to Gabriel and Jonas. The ending was quite unexpected and unpredictable. By using an open-ended plot the author makes the reader reflect on the possible endings of the story.

One of the main themes in “The Giver” is the importance of individuality. The people in the community are not given any freedom to be individuals. They are not allowed to be different, and this creates less understanding of the world. This is why the community needs a receiver to understand these things for them. Without a receiver they would not be able to make the right choices. In our world however each individual has their own mind and can make the right choices for
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