Rules And Punishments In The Giver By Lois Lowry

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The Giver Would you like to have all of your decisions made for you? In Lois Lowry’s book The Giver Jonas lives in a society where there are a number of crazy rules and punishments. I strongly believe that most of the rules and punishments are unnecessary and I could not imagine a world with them. Other times these rules and punishments are needed in some circumstances. The rules and punishments of Jonas’ society have many affects, benefits, and drawbacks. In Jonas’ community there are a number of rules. For instance, everyone, no matter how old they are, has to take daily injections to prevent them from seeing colors and also to prevent them from having feelings. When they get to a certain point you have to take a pill every day. This pill averts them from having stirrings(page 47). Stirrings are emotions you get when you are about 12. The…show more content…
The people do not get to have the best memories in the world. They are stripped of having the feeling. They miss out on all the fun. To me, that sounds like a group of people are dictating everything you do. Their society has taken all of the feelings and all of the love out of there life and stuck it in one person. That is not fair to the people whom have rights. That one person is called the receiver who is the most important elder (page 17). Jonas is becoming the receiver and the old receiver is now the giver. That is not fair to the people whom have rights. The drawbacks go on and on, but these few are the most important.
In Jonas’ society people have to follow crazy rules. They get punished if they disobey the rules. The rules and punishments have drawback and benefits. Most of the time they have drawbacks, but other times they have benefits. Would you like to follow all of these insane rules and get punished by the dictators? The rules and punishments of Jonas’ society have many affects, benefits, and
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