“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.
The life without color, pain, or past.” (Lowry 165). In the book, The Giver by Lois Lowry, the protagonist’s life, Jonas lives in a orderly fashioned utopia that doesn’t allow crime, pain, feelings, love and memories. Though, when Jonas turns twelve, he receives a job along with the other twelves in the community, which is the Receiver of Memory. He is trained by the most respected one in the community, The Giver. When training with the Giver, he learns the world’s past, and the dark secrets beyond his community.
MAIN CHARACTERS JONAS: Jonas is the main character in the book. Everything that happens in the book happens from Jonas’s point on view, you get to know how he feels, his thoughts and all the minor characters. Jonas is an ‘’11’’ which means he is eleven years old. In December he turns twelve, same as all the other children born on the same year as him. From the start of the book you get to know that being a ‘’12’’ is very important because you get to know what you’re going to do your whole life, basically your career.
Perfection is not necessary to have a good life. In the novel The Giver, the author, Lois Lowry, uses Jonas to show this message. Jonas lives with his family unit, with a set or rules that Jonas did not like. Until he met the giver, and everything changes Jonas´s life. This message of the novel Giver, shows perfection is not necessary to have a good life.
Jonas thought that after they received their assignments, him and Asher, his best friend, he thought that they would grow apart and no longer be friends. Throughout the beginning of the book, Jonas kept worrying about how they might grow apart from each other. In the book Jonas thought to himself “...but what would become of me and Asher and the assignments we received”. Jonas did not want them to grow apart because they have been best friends since they were little. This was hard for him because he didn't know what would become of them and what would become of them.
Imagine a society without colors, where everything is the same everyday. In her book, The Giver, Lois Lowry demonstrates that through diversity can create chaos, it makes the world a more beautiful and creative place. Lowry shows this in many ways. For example, from a young age children learn to conform to society’s expectations. Furthermore, the community is free of color and weather.
In the story, the author states, “Jonas did not want to go back. He didn 't want the memories, didn 't want the honor, didn 't want the wisdom, didn 't want the pain. He wanted his childhood again, his scraped knees and ball games.”This quote demonstrates that Jonas understands that he is losing his innocence because of the memories he receives, especially the painful ones. Jonas himself admits that he doesn’t like being exposed
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.
Suffering is everywhere, people have cancer, children are starving and others are drowning in poverty. Is it ever okay to help people end their suffering? In the book The Giver Lois Lowry conveys a world that is visualized as a utopia until Jonas, a twelve, who just got assigned his job and is now being trained by the Giver to be the next receiver of memory unravels the truth. The Giver and Jonas feel it is unjust that none of the citizens can feel emotions or see color as they do, so they make a plan to escape with an infant Gabriel, releasing all of the memories to the people. The novel is not promoting the idea of euthanasia, but rather showing the consequences of using it.
Literary Devices 1. The hook in the giver is how there is a lot of mysteries like how you don't know what happens to people when they get released and why the apple was acting weird in Jonas’s hand. There is a lot of things you don't know yet like what jonas’s assignment is, Things like that is what draws people into the novel and makes them want to read more. 2. The cliffhanger In chapter two was that jonas was unsure of what his assignment would be and had a long talk with his parents.