Jonas's Idea Of The Community In 'The Giver'

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Ever wonder what it would be like to not have to worry about getting up and doing your hair and make up? Have you ever thought about what it would be like to not have to worry about losing your job or even getting a divorce? That is why The Giver community is a utopia.

For example, in The Giver world they never have to worry about getting a job or losing a job.
The people of the community are assigned a job they would be best fitted for them. “They’ll find exactly the right Assignment for him.” (Page 17). Says Jonas’ mom while they are talking about what Asher’s job will be. By that quote you can tell that they get jobs for what would work best for them.

They don’t have to worry about being poor or starving. In The Giver community they have people who deliver food to them so they never go hungry. They always feel perfect and don’t have to worry about putting food on the table for their family. “The word had been “starving.” You have never been starving, he had been told. You will never be starving. Now he was. If he had stayed in the community, he would not be. It was as simple as that. Once he had yearned for choice. Then, when he had had a choice, he had made the wrong one: the choice to leave. And now he was starving.” (Page 173-174). In that quote Jonas says that in the community they told him he would never be …show more content…

Emotional or physical. In The Giver world they don’t experience pain. I think this is why it was so hard for Jonas to experience pain for the first time. “Then the first wave of pain. He gasped. It was as if a hatchet lay lodged in his leg, slicing through each nerve with a hot blade. In his agony he perceived the word “fire” and felt flames licking at the torn bone and flesh. He tried to move, and could not. The pain grew. He screamed. There was no answer. Sobbing, he tuned his head and vomited onto the frozen snow.” (Page 109). Jonas explained the feeling like a hatchet lay lodged in his

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