How Does The Giver Change Throughout The Novel

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The Giver is a Newbery Award winner about what society without choices would be like, however, the people are just brainwashed with no memories of the past and have no genuine feelings. Written by American author Lois Lowry, The Giver is a third-person perspective about Jonas, a boy living in a world of the book in a community. I will discuss Jonas's character development and how he views the community after he has received real feelings and memories, how he wants to rebel, and how he has changed throughout the book. Here is my response to this essay's topic. By gaining feelings, Jonas’s opinion of his community changes to wanting to rebel and change the entire community's way of viewing and doing things. He also transforms himself into a brave …show more content…

He has to select one and release the other one. I wished they wouldn't do that, they can't have two identical people think how confusing it will be,” (P.182). This shows how Jonas views release when discussing the topic with the giver since he doesn't know what it truly is, this changes as the giver shows JOnas a recorded video of Jonas's father releasing a new child, “Once again he saw the face of the light-haired bloodied soldier as life left his eyes. The memory came back-he killed it, my father killed it!” (P.188). This shows what release truly is, because of Jonas's expression at the end of the quote it is clear that Jonas is now in shock at what has happened, this marks the point when Jonas starts to shift his opinion of his community-the next part will focus on how he acts to this by simply …show more content…

Here Jonas discusses with the Giver about memories and how they need to share, this then starts a new discussion about sharing those memories, which makes the Giver discuss starting a rebellion against the community to change it forever with Jonas, “SO if you escape once you are gone-you know you can never return Jonas; if you get away it will mean the community will bear the burden themselves,” (P.194). This shows Jonas’s sacrifice to change the community, however, if he does the plan it will be a success. But this is up to Jonas if he is brave enough himself, the final part will be discussing the peak of Jonas's character development throughout the book and how he has changed as a

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