Just think. Nobody has any knowledge of the past. You do not know what color is, you have no emotion, and everybody is the same. The world that you live in is colorless, emotionless, drab, even lifeless. This is the type of world that Jonas and The Giver live in.
Jonas states his feelings about not telling feelings ,“Sometimes I wish they'd ask for my wisdom more often-there are so many things I could tell them; things I wish they would change. But they don't want change. Life here is so orderly, so predictable-so painless. It's what they've chosen. ”(Noyce).
The Giver then told Jonas he would be glad to share that memory with him. He transmits the memory of a christmas morning, grandparents and love. Jonas liked the memory and wanted to be able to feel it all the time. When Jonas got home he asked his parents if they loved him, They were a little fluster about the word love and told him to pay attention to his precision of language. His father told Jonas that the word love is absolutely meaningless.
One of the main themes in “The Giver” is the importance of individuality. The people in the community are not given any freedom to be individuals. They are not allowed to be different, and this creates less understanding of the world. This is why the community needs a receiver to understand these things for them.
(TS): Throughout the entire book the one thing that Jonas wants is relationships, he goes through many different ones in the book, but in the end the reason for everything is based around Jonas 's desire to have somebody to be with. (MIP-1) Jonas is happy with his world because he believes that he has the relationships that he wants, so he listens to the government so he can keep these relationships. (MIP-2) Jonas begins to question the government and moves on to questioning his relationships. (MIP-3) Jonas is rejecting his world and abandoning his meaningless relationships in order to get
The memories that Jonas is exposed to cause him to wish to escape his “perfect” community that has been kept the same for years. Once Jonas experiences these true emotions, he realizes that the feelings expressed in his society are nowhere near the level of depth that true feelings possess, thus reinforcing the theme. “But now Jonas had experienced real sadness... He knew that there was no quick comfort for emotions like those. These were deeper and they did not need to be told.
Then he was still.” (140) This was the moment that Jonas witnessed the little twin’s death. This was a terrible moment in the book but it can be looked at in a good way. This is something that made Jonas leave the community and he probably wouldn 't have left if he didn’t see scenes like that. When he got the bad memories it seemed like there was no escape because he couldn’t be released.
The last extreme change is that we have emotions, feelings and we can see color, Jonas’s society is so much about equality that they don 't want anyone to be different or they fear that the people will have the power to chose what they want to do. Today 's society and Jonas’s have some similarities. Such as, in both children are given comfort objects to help them through rough times. Well just like in The Giver all children go to school in our country too.
Technology rules the 21st century. Phones and appliances are what this world is made up of, that’s where the money is. In the book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury shows how the government uses technology to censor their citizens. Like Mildred’s tvs or technology has always been there for her so she calls the parlor walls her family.
Furthermore, memories allow the community to gain wisdom from remembering experiences of the past. Moreover, the Giver disagrees with how the community runs things. He believes that memories should be experienced by everyone as well, because life is meaningless without memories. The Giver states: “There are so many things I could tell them; things I wish they would change. But they
The most important assignment in the community. He must receive memories from the current receiver. The chief elder made the decision to make only one person bear the burden of the memories. Everyone thinks the community is perfect, a utopia, but Jonas sees all the flaws .Jonas changes throughout The Giver and as a result, tries to change the community.
Jonas also found out what it means to starve. This was very hard for him, he now realized that all places are not like his community where everyone is all the same and had everything provided for them. If Jonas had had lots of innocence, he would not have been starving, he would of stayed in his community. This is shown in the following quote, “Jonas remembered, suddenly and grimly , the time in his childhood when he had been chastised for a misusing a word. The word had been “starving.”
In The Giver by, Lois Lowry, adventurous Jonas and curious Gabriel didn't make it to Elsewhere; the cold snow weakened both boys just before they closed their eyes and passed away. In the first place, on page 177, the author clearly states. “He was not warmer; if anything he felt more numb and more cold. He was not less exhausted; on the contrary, his steps were leaden, and he could barely move his freezing, tired legs.” From this statement it is proven that Jonas’s health conditions are extremely poor.
Literary Analysis: The Giver Imagine a world where everything seems perfect but truly it is not as pleasant as it appears. In The Giver by Lois Lowry shows us a community in the future with no feelings at all. Jonas a twelve year old boy knows his life as it is and one evening he learns the truth about the community. Jonas set’s off into a adventure to change it all. Character,conflict,and symbolism makes the reader see thru the eyes of a twelve year old in a place of slavery disguised without anyone knowing it.
What do you think about Jonas’s community is it a dystopia or a utopia. Jonas’s community has ups and downs. Jonas’s community has a weird society, There are camaras,rules,and rituals. There are lots of camaras all around Jonas’s community. You have no privacy,they are watching.