Love In The Giver

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Imagine a world without love. Jonas, the protagonist, in The Giver in in such world until had to until he ran away. Comparing Jonas’s society to ours reveals that society his society is a dystopia. While Jonas’s society has no emotional connection, no individuality, and has sameness, our society (on the other hand) has love, singularity, and . In the book The Giver, they don’t know what love is like we do so Jonas asked his parents if they love him, he asked them if they do because earlier that day he experienced a memory about family and love with the giver, his father then responded by saying: “Jonas. you, of all people. Precision of language, please!” “What do you mean?” Jonas asked. Amusement was not at all what he had anticipated.…show more content…
Later on he states that if he had stayed in the society that he would have been hungry for feelings, color, and love. This obviously means that they think love is fictional, that it has no meaning, and that they don’t understand what it is and that how it feels to love someone or something. Another paragraph in the novel asserts “ -Now he understood about animals; and in the moment that the horse turned from the stream and nudged Jonas’s shoulder affectionately with its head, he perceived the bonds between animal and human. he had walked through the woods, and sat at night beside a campfire…” (Lowry 153). This is another passage that supports the fact that in jonas’s society they don’t experience love in any type of way. Not through emotional connections with animals or through each other. Now, our society, does experience love, maybe not all people but at least some do. To us, love is a variety of different feelings , states, and attitudes that range from interpersonal affection (for example when you tell your girlfriend/boyfriend, wife/husband, parents, siblings, children, family that you love them you most likely mean it) to pleasure (“I loved that meal”). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and
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