Flawed Setting In The Giver

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“Someone who can’t sacrifice anything, can’t change anything.” (Whisper.sh). Jonas sacrificed everything to change his community, other communities, and the world. Lois Lowry creates a flawed and controlled setting in chapters 1 and 2 of The Giver using specific words and phrases. The first setting Lowry creates through careful wording is flawed. A quote that proves this is, “but the commission would never bother The Receiver with a question about bicycles; they would simply fret and argue about it themselves for years until citizens forgot that it had ever gone to them for study,” (pg.18). This creates a flawed setting because there is no way to make laws without help from The Receiver. The problem with this is, The Receiver is seen as too important to troubled about many laws and nothing ever gets changed. If something happens where The Receiver can’t come nothing will change. If they argue for years about something as simple as bicycles why are they in charge? They don’t seem fit to make or change laws if they have proven that they can’t. Another quote that proves this is, “but father had already gone to the self and taken down the stuffed elephant which was kept there. Many of the comfort objects, like Lily’s were soft, stuffed, imaginary …show more content…

Word choice can have a big impact on a reader due to the weight different words have. If in The Giver they used fired instead of the word released it would have less of an impact. It would also have less of an impact on the characters in the book since fired doesn’t really instill fear in people. The setting of The Giver seems to be a flawed system with a controlling government, they live in a dystopia. If the council wanted to they could massacre, torture, or use the community as their lab rats. So the main setting in the giver (putting flawed and controlled together) is a dystopian

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