The last way that the setting impacts the story is through sameness. In the beginning of the story Jonas realizes that
Throughout the novel, Lowery tries to spot lights on the psychological aspects within a utopic society, which forces the reader unintentionally to compare it to a normal society. A reader can conclude that human nature is the same no matter how different a society is. The debate of man’s will versus fate is introduced since the beginning of creation until this moment. Jonas was orbiting the loop of determining his future job and this made him different and uncategorized unlike his friends. Jonas’s destiny was unclear for him, but because of his different mentality and realization, he was chosen to be the Receiver of memories in the Community. In The Giver, destiny is not always a vague thing among citizens due to the systemized rules and routines.
One of the major differences is that we can pick our husband/wife and where we live. We can also have your own kids and raise them where we want and not have the government give us kids from birth mothers. Another big difference is that we can die naturally, but in The Giver they can 't they have to be ‘released to Elsewhere’, which we learned means that they get injected with poison to kill them.”They haven 't eliminated murder they just call it by different name”Jonas told the giver. He 's trying to say it’s wrong for the elders to be put to death and not be able to die naturally. 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.
Would you give up love and true happiness for a life without pain? In the dystopian novel The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, strong emotion is sacrificed for a peaceful environment. The depicted community at first appears to be a utopia, where hate and discrimination are abolished, but the emotionless society is quickly revealed to be dystopian as the story continues. They live in a world of sameness; there is no hunger, suffering, or war, but also no color, diversity, or sensuality. The protagonist, a twelve-year-old boy named Jonas, uncovers the truth about his community when he is assigned to be the Receiver of Memory, and acquires the memories from the past from an elder called the Giver. When Jonas experiences both painful and pleasurable memories, he becomes willing to accept pain and suffering in order to experience the fullness of life. He decides to leave, that he will no longer live within the constraints of his community, and that security is not worth the absence of freedom. The line between public safety and personal freedoms should be drawn where extreme harm can occur, and most freedoms are more essential than an orderly society. These freedoms include color and diversity, personal freedoms such as dress code, speech, and religion, and love and marriage.
Imagine living in a world with no freedom, choice, individuality, and color. Would you want to live in a world like this? Most of you would have said no, but a boy named Jonas has no choice, but to adhere to his community’s rules. In the book and the movie, “The Giver”, by Louis Lowery, Jonas finds it difficult to accept his community’s way of life. However, after he becomes the receiver of memory, he challenges the community after discovering what the world used to be like before sameness. In order to truly know what the movie or the novel did well or awful on, we must first consider the following criteria, characters, plot, and the setting.
“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose and to do it courageously.” This quote by Dr. Steve Maraboli states that life has a purpose that you have to reach out to. The objects in life are growth and the discovery of new things, and that can’t happen unless you push your limitations. The main character, Jonas, in Lois Lowry’s The Giver goes through a similar encounter when he is specially selected as the Receiver of Memories for his community. With his assignment as the Receiver, Jonas begins to see his community differently and its absence in color, feeling, and choices. In order to live your life, you have to uncover new things, and when that happens, it will open a door for more things to discover.
Finally, Jonas’s world is different from ours because differences are not tolerated. They have a way of dealing with differences called release.
When some people hear the words ‘perfect society’ what do they think of? Take a look at our society, then take a look at Jonas’s society, between our two societies there are some comparisons and a vast amount of differences. For instance, the rules are different, as well as their family units and their individuality.While our society is more on the modern side, Jonas’s society is plainer.
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.
Stop, think about this for a moment. You are in a community that cannot see color, has no feelings, no choices to be made on your own, and no diversity between each other. How would you feel? Jonas, a twelve year old boy and the Giver have to live in this community knowing all this. As they live in this futuristic dystopian community they share memories of the past and what is elsewhere. Choice, diversity, and feelings could change the Giver community and make it a more positive place.
“When you receive the memories, You have the capacity to see beyond.” said The Giver when he explained the job of being the receiver to Jonas, in Lois Lowry’s The Giver. In the novel The Giver, the main character Jonas lives in a bland, boring community where everyone is the same. When he receives the assignment of being the receiver he realizes how disappointing the life he is living is once he gets memories from The Giver, of how life used to be. He lives in a society that is very different from ours in many different ways. Three main differences between Jonas’s society and society today are family, rules/consequences and colors.
The final and most pressing reason Jonas needed to leave is for love, for color. Everyone in the community was leading dull emotionless lives and they did not realize it. Jonas realized the importance of these things, the beauty of color, the amazingness of love. He and the Giver knew the misery of living without it. "Do you know that I no longer see colors? Jonas 's heart broke." This shows how amazing colors are and how hard Jonas knows it would be to lose them. The concept of love confuses Jonas greatly. He states his confusion when he says "what if they were allowed to choose their own mate? And choose wrong?" Then Jonas continues to laugh about the prospect of being allowed to choose other things in life. This shows that even with feelings, they are still hard to comprehend, after spending so many years without them. Since Jonas left the community, he gave the future generation chance to experience the feelings that other
In the Giver people are not allowed to make decisions, the author does this to
(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.
Imagine living in a perfect society. No pain, everyone is equal, and perfect laws that every person follows. Now imagine being exactly like every other person with all your daily choices being made by someone else for you. In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry, this is exactly how they are living. The author writes about how Jonas’ perfect society is not so perfect after all. There is no troubles, pain and inequality but there is also no love, choice or individuality. Everyone is the exact same person. People need there differences to be who they are, otherwise what is the point in living if it means nothing special? Although an utopian society seems perfect with equality and peace, everything has its faults even in if considered perfect such as loss of individuality and choice as in societal ideas like birthday celebrations, being assigned a family and having others choose your time of death.