Lying helps us to protect the well-being of family and friends. Deception and secrecy are two major themes of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. While being dishonest is against the rules in The Giver, the survival of the community is dependent on deception and secrecy. Lying is written into the daily lives of the people of the community, and used so commonly that people are not aware
In The Giver people are assigned jobs, which allows no mistakes to be made (Lowry). It sounds horrible to say that the choices are made for someone else, but it actually makes their community more desirable when everyone does their part. In Haiti many of the children and adults have to make choices for themselves when there is a massive destruction because everyone can not help everyone else all the time (Brown & Smith). They have to decide between what food they need because of their loss of money, what ideas are possible to do, and many more difficult decisions. When this happens, it is difficult to control the decisions of making right and wrong choices.
Then we see him stand up and walk towards the house and the movie ends just as he reaches the house. The Giver movie is less powerful than the book because of the book’s storyline, characterization, and ending. From looking at both the novel and the film, filmmakers might consider following the plot of the book better and adding more details to the
According to the novel, The Giver stated, “‘It was chaos,” he stated. “They really suffered for a while. Finally, it subsided as the memories were assimilated. But it certainly made them aware of how they need a Receiver to contain all that pain”(Lowry 104). This quote shows that there is a Giver.
I wanted to explore what society might become after a catastrophic world event. Only at the end did I realize I could make it connect to ‘The Giver’, Lois Lowry explained in an interview with Scholastic. “The Giver” is about Jonas, who poses as the protagonist of the story, that lives in a society that deems themselves as perfect. All the while, Jonas starts questioning the way his community lives and makes an effort to change it. In comparison to “The Giver”, “Gathering Blue” takes place in a dystopian future like setting that’s meant to take place after the fall of a once existing society.
In The Giver it is very apparent that the rules are numerous and air tight. Interestingly, we can also see this in our own society through laws, that make our world run more smoothly. We can see strict rules in the giver on page 74, “He had never known that other books existed.”(Lowry 74). This shows the rules of the society are so oppressive to the point that the people are uninformed of things. In our society, thankfully, we have freedom to information and can find a book on almost every topic.
In her fictional novel The Giver, Lois Lowry introduces a similar conflict. In this novel, the protagonist, Jonas, lives in what they believe is the perfect world. This supposed utopia is called the Community. The main conflict is that the Elders, the Community’s leaders, are depriving people of meaningful lives. Lois Lowry develops the conflict while revealing the theme that memories are meant to be shared.
In The Giver, everyone is separtated into family units with only two children. There is also a control on the population. Couples in Uglies are encouraged to have one child every ten years and couples in The Giver have two children. Another rule they have is that everything went to sameness. There aren’t any differences between people; people get an operation in Uglies to be pretty and there aren’t any racial diferences in The Giver.
The movie didn’t really show some details from the book that would help the viewer understand more clearly. With more detail, I feel the movie would have been a much better one than it is now. Also, the increase of age for most of the characters didn’t really work out in the movie. The actors didn’t really fit into the story of The Giver. So, some of the the emotions Jonas was feeling in the book, you couldn’t really see that in the movie, because of the age difference.
The main character in The Giver is Jonas. Jonas gets the job as a receiver and so every day he gets a glimpse of something new. Everytime he gets a new memory he tries to show and tell his friends about what he's seeing. He soon figures out there is a border that if he crosses it the border will shut down and the memories will be let into all the citizens. In this movie it shows how the people of the city have no right to choose how they live life they have to follow the rules made to keep them “safe.” “When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong.” The quote states that if people get to choose they don't choose the right things.