Examples Of Sameness In The Giver

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Would you want someone to take the freedom you deserve away from you? Most likely not, but because of the rules made in some places, people have no idea what the real world is like. A real world would have freedom and equality for everybody. People only get to experience a limited amount of what really is in the real world. In the science fiction novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Jonas tries to find Elsewhere, because he is tired of living in a community with so many restrictions. During his journey, he faces many difficulties and experiences many problems he did not know existed. Sameness is atrocious because it requires people to follow the rules, even when they believe they are not right, and because people don’t get a choice in the decisions. Sameness is a disadvantage because people always have to follow rules, even when they do not believe it is ethical. The narrator states, “He [Jonas] knew he had to tell it all, that it was not only all right but necessary to tell all of a dream. So he forced himself to relate the part that made him uneasy” (Lowry 34). As described above Jonas does not feel comfortable telling his dream to his parents because he felt anxious in doing so. Consequently, some people believe it is a better idea to keep the dream to themselves until they are ready to share it with their family. However, Sameness does not let people make the choice to share the dreams they get. Some people believe they cannot tolerate exposing their private thoughts to
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