Sameness In The Giver

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by Lois Lowry, Jonas is selected to have the job of the Receiver of Memory where he finds out the true history of the world he lives in. While Jonas is training, he finds out some of the bad things about his society. Some of the bad aspects are when twins are born the lighter one is killed, everything was not always the same, and that the world once had more features. Killing a twin because it is lighter is not a good thing. In Jonas’ society the people called it release. Jonas later finds out that release is actually a lethal injection. In the giver Jonas explains to the giver the facts his father tells him about the times he has to release twins . “He has to select one and release the other one, they do it by weight,"(Lowry, 146). This is not a good thing…show more content…
Jonas already know that his society created somethings called sameness. Later he learns that there used to be different colors everywhere when the giver tells him:" There was a time, actually, you'll see this in the memories later, when flesh was many different colors. That was before we went to sameness,”(Lowery, 94). Sameness is not a good things because it makes everyone and everything the same. There is no color, no flavor, and no feelings. In the story Jonas learns that everyone used to see colors and wondered why they went away and the giver told him, “Our people made that choice, the choice to go to Sameness. Before my time, before the previous time, back and back and back,”(Lowery,95). Because of this no one can have favorite colors or foods or anything else. This also limits the way that people can express themselves because nothing can be unique. If nothing can be unique than people can not express themselves through art or the way they act. That is bad because then people will be suppressed and not want to try new things or have fun they will just do the same thing over and over again because there is nothing special in there
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