The Giver Personal Response

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English written assignment Rationale Lois Lowry’s The Giver is an American young adult dystopian novel describing a perfect and functional world has no memories. The task is written at a point 3 days after Jonas, a boy who was one of the two people with memories in the community decided to escape from the community as he couldn’t handle the distress from the memories . All of the memories will be released to the community once he left the community. I will write a soliloquy describing his reaction to the return of memories. Jonas’s father is a caring man who understand “release” as leaving. After the return of memories, he realises he has actually been killing infants for years as a nurturer. He feels guilty and shame, and decides to…show more content…
For example, he struggles about whether he should commit suicide. His reaction can show the negative impact of the Jonas leaving the community. Although Jonas’s leaving allow people understand the truth of their lives, the realisation is too much for them. This can indirectly show how immature decision Jonas has made, and the terrible price of knowledge. Task (Walking to the nurture center) I now understand why the elders are so concern that Jonas has run away. The last 3 days have been terrible, because I am starting to understand that beneath our wonderful society, there are dreadful secrets. Over the last few days, I have been experiencing all the pain and emotions flooding into me. This is my first time experiencing joy, love, colour…. but also the first time feeling sad, lonely, and unspeakable pain. And I can’t stop it. Jonas escaped, with Gabriel. He didn’t obey the rule in the community. He was getting blamed harshly, by everyone who have been suffering over these 3 days. But at the same time, I started to understand why he makes this shocking decision, he deserves more compassion from the

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