Dystopian Society In The Giver By Lois Lowry

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Is a perfect society possible, or is it just the seed of a corrupt governments rise to total control, masquerading the truth from its community. In The Giver, by Lois Lowry, the protagonist named Jonas just happens to be one of the government’s pawns at the time. Throughout the book, Jonas learns that the ‘perfect’ society he’s been living in his life isn’t a utopia after all. It actually turns out to be a dystopian society, where there is no freedom to do the things that people take for granted in modern society. The dystopian society written about in The Giver has many distinct differences and some similarities whilst being held up to the light with modern society today. The rules, laws and regulations that are strictly enforced in Jonas’s society are much more abstract than in today’s society. For example, some of the strongest enforced laws in Jonas’s society are precision of language, dream telling, and to never lie. If children do not use precision of language they would get smacked by the discipline wand. For they believe precision of language is one of the most important things a child could learn. “The punishment used for small children was a regulated system of smacks with the discipline wand: a thin, flexible weapon that stung painfully when it was …show more content…

Jonas’s society is a dystopia, but the government tries to mask it as a ‘perfect’ society only to be later revealed as corrupt. A perfect society can never be achieved, and trying to reach it like the Elders did in The Giver will always result as a dystopia. That’s what Lois Lowry was trying to show her readers through the book, if they keep trying to make their society as perfect as possible this will be the inevitable result. So, will modern society result in a dystopia, or will there be actions taken to prevent such

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