Diversity In The Giver

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The Giver Essay How would you feel if you lived in a community whare thare was no diversity, no choice, and no memories? Well that's how it is for Jonas. Jonas lives in a community with his Mother, Father, little sister, and Gabriel a baby his father has taken in. Jonas thinks his world is perfect that is until he turns 12 and is selected to be the next giver and receiver special training from the Giver. With the memories comes great pain. Diversity, choice, and memories in the community would have made the community more positive. If diversity was in the giver the community would have been more positive. One example to support the answer would be “...weather made transportation almost impossible at times. It wasn't a practical thing, so it became obsolete when we went to sameness.”pg.84 Having diversity would have made the giver community more positive because then the community would have been able to experience snow, rain, and sun and all of those…show more content…
One example to support this answer would be “He put out his tongue again, and caught one of the dots of cold upon it. It disappeared from his awareness instantly; but he caught another and another. The sensation made him smile.” pg.81 Having the memories would have made the Giver community more positive because if everyone had the memory of snow than everyone would be happier because snow is fun to play with and even made Jonas smile. Another example to support the answer would be “From the distance, Jonas could hear the thud of cannons. Overwhelmed by the pain, he lie there in the fearsome stretch for hours, listened to the men and animals die, and learned what warfare meant.”pg.120 If the community had memories they would feel empathetic for those at war and would probably never go to war. Not only would that save many lives but that would also save many people lots of pain and people would celebrate and be happy that they don't have to go to
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