Dystopia In Lois Lowry's 'The Giver'

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Utopia...Yeah Right Lois Lowry's, The Giver uses a dystopian society as a metaphor to show how he lives without pain and lacks knowledge of other places in order to give the reader a warning that the society will never be perfect. The difference between a utopian and a dystopian is often used for the difference of how a society wants it to be, and how it actually is. The Giver is dystopian because they get their memories erased, they are all equal, and they get assigned jobs when they are 12. In The Giver, they erase their memories of anything like snow, hills, and color. The Giver explains the color red to Jonas, stating, “you’re beginning to see the color red” (94). The only reason Jonas is able to see red is because he receives the

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