Connor McBride’s Compare & Contrast Essay
English, Grade 7
17/3/2023 (Mar 17, 2023)
“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,” (Lowry 225)
This quote shows how The Giver book by Lois Lowry is more powerful than the movie counterpart. The book is about a life and a community without love, diversity, and memories. It is about sameness, where life is bland and there is no true emotion. It tells the sadness of this concept and how Jonas has to live with it, and how he plans to change it. But in the movie, it is merely Jonas’s short and backgroundless adventure to bring the memories back, the actionized version …show more content…
For instance, in the book, Jonas slowly gains the ability to see color as he sees more and more memories with color, like it was a skill that he had to drag up from the bottom of his being with lots of time and practice. “Days went by, and weeks. Jonas learned, through the memories, the names of colors; and now he began to see them all, in his ordinary life (though he knew it was ordinary no longer, and would never be again). But they didn't last. There would be a glimpse of green — the landscaped lawn around the Central Plaza; a bush on the riverbank. The bright orange of pumpkins being trucked in from the agricultural fields beyond the community boundary — seen in an instant, the flash of brilliant color, but gone again, returning to their flat and hueless shade. The Giver told him that it would be a very long time before he had the colors to keep.” (Lowry 122) However, in the movie, he can instantly see color after one memory - as soon as he saw the sled the rest of the movie is in color. This makes the written story better because it helps us better understand the way the colors were taken away - gradually and slowly, and if you can get them back right away just by seeing one memory, than that doesn’t really bring out the importance of the colors having to be
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He has to hold these memories by himself and he sits in this room with a bunch of books that he has to read by himself In the novel it also say, “So if I have a spouse, and maybe children , I will have to hide the books from them?” pg. 97 If Jonas were able to get a family, he would have to hide things from them.
The novels Code Talker and The Giver contain main characters that have a share in their similarities and differences. At a glance we see the characters as different in every way possible, but when you look deeper and think harder you start to notice that they are similar. Jonas from The Giver stands out among the dark eyed people because of his light eyes, and Ned Begay from Code Talker stands out because of his heritage. Learning to be different shows the readers that being original is good, but being unique is outstanding.
Mikey Xhudo Mrs. Gazzara and Ruggiero LAT Essay LA, Pd 2 3/1/2023 Have there ever been people around you that would not speak up or try to fix a terrible thing? In the Lottery by Shirley Jackson, Mrs. Hutchins wanted to fix the lottery and stop the terrible tradition, which is the lottery and when you win it you get stoned to death, but it didn't work that easy. In the Giver by Lois Lowry, Jonas wanted to know more about the mysterious community, but instead he found out some dark truths about the Community’s traditions. In Both books, Lowry and Jackson reveal that people need to speak up and question the terrible traditions in order to make a change.
(...) Now he could see all the colors; and he could keep them, too, so that the grass and trees and bushes stayed green in his vision.” After Jonas stops taking the pills, he can feel emotions and see colors that no one else in the community, except for the Giver, can see and feel. The pills stop them from feeling emotions, one of the things that make us human.
Compare and contrast essay By: Gabrielle Kurtz The giver society and today are similar and different. The giver is uniform, routine, planned out, and all the same. The giver society and today are very different in some ways and similar in others. In a world where color and emotion dont exist.
As the novel evolves Jonas discovers emotions and gets the chance to change his and everyone else’s lives. Jonas’ world is a dystopia set in the future trying to control what can be controlled. It focuses on an ideal ‘perfect’ and ‘sameness’ although when Jonas gains wisdom he challenges this idea. Consequently, his character is presented in multiple ways which are accentuated as the novel develops. Jonas is presented as
Zoe Cook Compare/Contrast Essay - The Giver Chadwell February 14, 2023 The Giver Life in the Giver’s community is described in a very positive manner. Everything is set out for you. Everyone living in The Giver’s society, “the community,” is given the same opportunities. You are taught the acceptable and proper emotions and you’ll be given everything you need.
PL.1 Embedded Assessment 2.1 The Giver VS Modern Society How is the society of The Giver really that different from being a modern day society? When people try to create perfect societies, it creates mayhem! Our modern day society is far from a perfect society in the novel The Giver. While appearing perfect, Jonas’ society has many rules and laws under the surface that make it much more dangerous than modern day society.
The Giver Compare/Contrast Essay When some people hear the words ‘perfect society’ what do they think of? Take a look at our society, then take a look at Jonas’s society, between our two societies there are some comparisons and a vast amount of differences. For instance, the rules are different, as well as their family units and their individuality. While our society is more on the modern side, Jonas’s society is plainer. When it comes to the rules in our society, we don’t normally think of rules that are very extreme.
The giver by Lois Lowry- Analytical essay ________________________________________________________ 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?
The Giver by Lois Lowry is a science fiction novel about a boy named Jonas who discovers the flaws of his community. He becomes a receiver of memory and with the help of his memories and emotions he finds that his community isn't so great after all and decides to leave. Jonas’s community is very flawed and a failed utopia. One reason the community is a dystopia is the way they repress their citizens' emotions. The text states, “It was the way the society was structured, the way things had always been.
The Giver Compare and Contrast By: Nick R “I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.” (Lowe) This is true because no place is perfect and that is why The Giver is a dystopian novel and not like our world. Although The Giver our modern-day society are different, they have many similarities, such as Climate/Weather, Birthdays, jobs, and Families, color.
He is under sameness and the influence of the community. Jonas is chosen to receive feelings, colors, and emotions from memories. As time goes by Jonas sees the community not as a utopia but a horrible place. Jonas wants to change
Imagine living in a world with no freedom, choice, individuality, and color. Would you want to live in a world like this? Most of you would have said no, but a boy named Jonas has no choice, but to adhere to his community’s rules. In the book and the movie, “The Giver”, by Louis Lowery, Jonas finds it difficult to accept his community’s way of life. However, after he becomes the receiver of memory, he challenges the community after discovering what the world used to be like before sameness.
Theme: The Giver The Giver teaches us that love is essential to life. For instance, Jonas rescues Gabe from being released, out of love. Jonas was just leaving his dwelling when “He thought of the rules he had broken so far: enough that he were caught, now, he would be condemned. ... Third, he had stolen his father’s bicycle. ...