Examples Of Courage In The Giver By Lois Lowry

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The Giver by Lois Lowry is a novel about a boy, Jonas who becomes the new receiver of memory. While he is the receiver, he experiences color and emotions, which the community did not have, they had sameness. The people there didn’t have emotions and couldn’t see color, only black and white and shades of grey. Jonas and the Giver wanted to give the memories to the people without Jonas dying. The Giver and Jonas both figure out a way for him to go somewhere else outside the community where there is color, animals and different weather. Jonas as a character shows bravery or courage throughout the story in many different ways.
To begin, he shows bravery and courage because he was told that he was able to take on what no one else in the Community could. Lois Lowry states in the novel, “‘But you will be faced, now,’ she explained gently, with pain of a magnitude that none of us here could comprehend because it is beyond our experience”(63).Lois also wrote, “‘But we feel certain that you are brave,’ she said to him”(63). These quotes are saying that they think that he is brave enough to face the pain of a magnitude or extent that only he and the Giver could understand because they in the Givers case was the receiver or in Jonas’s case is the …show more content…

In chapter 14 Lowry wrote, “Sideways, spinning, the sled hit a bump in the hill and Jonas was jarred loose and thrown violently into the air. He fell with his leg twisted under him, and could hear the crack of a bone”(108). One time when he experienced mental pain was, “Overwhelmed by pain, he lay there in the fearsome stench for hours, listened to the men and animals die, and learned what warfare meant”(120). This is extremely brave and courageous of him because he is only 12 and he is going through these dreadful things that not even adults in the community knew what the words meant let alone experience

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