The themes are importance of memories in or lives, following the rules of a community blindly and without interpretting the rules, and finally how an idividual is important to our world. First of all, one of the most recognizable theme in the Giver is the importance of the memories. The whole community is isolated from the memories and thet don 't even know what memories mean. Lowry has inspired to use this idea when her father got a disease and had gaps between his hort term memory. When her father had this issue, she wanted to create a fictional world where no one had any memories.
1. “‘The ancient teachers of this science,’ said he, ‘promised impossibilities, and performed nothing. The modern masters promise very little they know that metals cannot be transmuted, and that the elixir of life is a chimera. But these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles” (74). —The word “he” refers to M. Waldman, a man who the narrator refers to as “short” and his voice as “sweetest I ever heard”.
Comparing and contrasting 2081 to Harrison Bergeron Admit it, one time you were bored or sat down with nothing to do and couldn’t help but imagine how life would be if everyone was equal, don’t even try denying it, you’ve thought of that at least once in your life, but as any good writer would do, they’d write their thoughts down and turn it into a story, that’s exactly what Kurt Vonnegut did. Just imagine living a life where no one gets compared to others in any way. We all wish for a society like that, but Kurt showed us how equality can negatively affect our society. But that’s not the our main idea in this essay, our main idea is to highlight the comparisons and contrasts between the story “Harrison Bergeron” and the movie version “2081”. To begin with, Both the story and the movie had the same introduction/ Opening; “Everybody was finally equal.
Therefore, the immediate family structure was my mother, father and a triangle of his mother, at times. The generational triangle only began with my paternal grandmother. Bowen postulates addressing the continuing family pattern differentiation or the lack of patterns that evolve over successive generations. In my family of origin, there was/is a generational calmness in discussions in the event of a family conflict. Therefore, in conversations, individual ideas matter along with acknowledging and validating all family members’ feelings.
For instanced in the novel on page 145 it says , “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” Not to mention Jonas hasthe most “honored” assignment in the committee, he has to do it all alone with no help because no one else has to memories like he does, and no one else is old enough to become another receiver. Additionally, in the novel it also says, “So if I have a spouse, and maybe children , I will have to hide the books from them?” pg. 97 Moreover, when he gets a spouse and able to get children, he will not able to tell them about the books in the annex because of the rules, plus he won't be able to share his feelings at the dinner table.It’s easy to think that since some people might say this, “Very frightening.
Sadly, only few people know how to acknowledge the solutions and important information given. The breaking point for the popularity of King’s last speech was that he mentioned the keys of a well functioning society in the world back then as well as today; which are unity, nonviolence, achievements in a society and the importance of respect for human rights. For one to consider this truly in the present year, it is more than important to consider all the effects on other people and movement that the speech held. Apart from Edward Said, the “Mountaintop” play and the Stone Mountain Park Memorial there are countless other organisations and people plainly inspired by the inspirational and truthful words of Martin Luther King Jr. In the daily life and routines of an individual it is very important to consider these ideas and concepts as motivations for changing society and making earth a safer and more unified place.
Many people in today’s society are blind to their past, they are unaware of how the results of certain events affect them. They believe that the only proper solution to this figurative blindness is through finding out the truths of their past, thus leading to a more content life. Oedipus Rex is one of these people. In Oedipus the King, by Sophocles, Oedipus is portrayed as a man driven by knowledge of his fate, through the use of the blind prophet Tiresias. His fate includes the death of his father through his own hands and marrying his own mother, yet this knowledge does not stop him from doubting and ignoring the truth resulting in him being figuratively blind.
Pain, emotions, happiness , feelings of love, hesitation, anxiety, hatred is what makes us humans. It is important to influence and be influenced. It is shown through the novel by many examples that they had no feelings or emotions and thus not humanity, even the expression "love" is an empty ideal. For example, when Jonas asks his parents if they love him, his mother scolds him for using imprecise language. She says that "love" is "a very generalized word, so meaningless that it 's become almost absolute” (lowry
“[He] was able to escape the worst of [his] culture’s inheritance. And uneasy though [he is] about [his] new life, [he] cannot whine about it,” (253). The Hillbilly culture is full of poverty, however it explodes with family values and support from those who don’t battle with addiction. J.D. claims that, “the life [he] leads now was the stuff of fantasy during [his] childhood.
The author used the symbols of James Maxwell being the president and Gerald Adams to follow their dreams despite the warnings of failure. James chose to do the sensible thing in not following his dreams but he regretted in once her looked back and realized how boring her life was. No matter how many people say achieving goals are impossible, there is always a way. Gerald is proof of that. He got it live the dream life.