Examples Of Dystopian Society In The Giver

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The Giver: A Dystopian Society The Giver is said to be about a utopian society, but is it really? The Giver is a book about a society where everything is “perfect”. It was created by Lois Lowry influenced by her own personal life specifically her father. He was someone who was beginning to lose his memory and one day he was shown a picture of Lois’s sister but surprisingly he knew nothing about her as in who she was. That made Lois think about how life would be where all painful memories were to be erased and gained inspiration to create The Giver. Is The Giver a society where everything is perfect or the exact opposite where everything is a mess? The Giver may seem like it contains a utopian society but I believe it’s more of a dystopian…show more content…
An example would be stated on document E titled, Wrong Choices which states, “if everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!” This implies that not only colors but other things could be how we decide things and without colors we’d have no choices for example what to eat, what to buy, or what to wear. On the same document it also says, “But later it does matter, doesn’t it? We don’t dare to let people make choices on their own.” This meaning that there can be some dangers when it comes to making choices though not all because a small simple choice wouldn’t affect anything but a decision that could change your future either in a good or bad way. Though there could be some bad things about making choices it doesn’t hurt to be able to experience making choices especially ones that can make your life interesting and a lot less simpler. Therefore, a society that doesn’t let the people make choices isn’t utopian. In conclusion, The Giver is more of a dystopian society that contains things a normal society wouldn’t. It’d be a dystopian society where people would not have access to memories, innocent people would get released, and no one would get to make their own

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