Examples Of Utopian Society In The Giver

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The society Lowry depicts in The Giver is a utopian society; a perfect world as envisioned by its creators. It has removed fear, pain, famine, illness, conflict, and hatred, all things that most of people would like to eliminate in today’s society. In this utopian community, major problems are rare, only minor problems such as scraping your knee would happen. Even when this would happen there would be medications sent to them. In Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel, The Giver, Jonas’s society is considered to be utopian because the society has an overall sense of sameness, organization, and minimal problems. To begin, the society is utopian because of sameness. In Lois Lowry 's, The Giver, Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memories and he comes to learn that when his community decided to go to sameness they were getting rid of color, emotion, and choice. At first the Giver tells him it 's to "protect" them from making the wrong choices. As stated in the text “Our people made that choice the choice to go to sameness”.(Lois Lowry pg 95) This proves that the society changed to sameness. He told him how differences and emotions played a role in the creation of a war. The people of the community do not miss the freedom of choice because they have not yet experienced it so if they do experience this freedom they can make wrong decisions and lead to deaths, war and lies. In this society there is sameness so there is no love as well as sadness so the people
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