Examples Of Perfection In The Giver

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Perfection is not necessary to have a good life. In the novel The Giver, the author, Lois Lowry, uses Jonas to show this message. Jonas lives with his family unit, with a set or rules that Jonas did not like. Until he met the giver, and everything changes Jonas´s life. This message of the novel Giver, shows perfection is not necessary to have a good life. In the beginning of the novel, Giver, it shows how following the rules only makes perfection for other people. On page 77-78 it says, “Then he shivered. He realized that the touch of the hands felt, suddenly, cold. At the same instant, breathing in, he felt the air change, and his very breath was cold. He licked his lips, and in doing so, his tongue touched the suddenly chilled air.” It also…show more content…
On chapter 18, page 143, the giver tells Jonas about the previous receiver, it says that , “Rosemary left here that day, left this room and did not go back to her dwelling. I was notified by the speaker that she had gone directly to the chief elder and asked to be released.” the Giver told Jonas that once Rosemary got released, and the memories were released too. So Jonas thought that if Rosemary released the memories, he thought that he could too, to make the memories go back to the people, so he asked the giver. On chapter 21, page 163, it says that, “ That night, Jonas was forced to fee. He left the dwelling shortly after the sky became dark and the community still.” So on chapter 23, page 180, when Jonas when to the boundaries it says, “ Downward, downward, faster and faster. Suddenly he was aware with certainty and joy that below, ahead, they were waiting for him. Behind him, vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left. He thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was an echo.” and he accomplished his wanting to save his community. He did this to have a good life and not
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