How Does The Giver's Perception Of The Community Change

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“Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel.” --Maxwell Maltz. This quote means that you need to follow your path of what is in your own eyes. In the novel The Giver, by Lois Lowry, a boy named Jonas is chosen to be the next receiver of memories that they keep away from the people of the community. In Lois Lowry’s The Giver, Jonas’s perception of the community changed because, in the beginning, he viewed the community as being safe, in the middle he felt unsure about the community, and in the end, he realized there is more to life than what’s in the community.

At the beginning of the novel, Jonas feels safe in the …show more content…

Jonas is finding out that not everyone in the community can see color or know about the past at all: “‘But I want them!’ Jonasretortedy. ‘It isn't fair that nothing has color.’ ‘Not fair?’ The Giver looked at Jonas' curiosity ‘Explain what you mean’ ‘Well Jonas had to stop and think it through. ‘If everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things! A blue tunic, or a red one?” (Lowry 122). After the Giver transmits Jonas the memory of sunshine Jonas is now starting to get angry at the fact that the other people in the community can't see color or make their own choices. So now he is starting to feel unsure about the community because the community decided to go to the Sameness and took that right away from them and he is not happy with …show more content…

Jonas is starting to realize that he has saved everyone by giving the people in the community the memories he had: “He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo” (Lowry 225). Jonas just got to the top of the mountain with Gabe and is starting to hear people singing. Jonas is starting to realize that there is more than what is just in the community. Jonas is also starting to realize that he can save the people from Sameness by releasing the memories back to

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