The Giver Book Comparison Essay

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“The Giver” and “The Outsiders” are both very good novels. I chose to compare these two books because both showed a great amount of courage in the main characters. Both of these books were very interesting and I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I loved reading them. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry and “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton have many similarities and many differences. For starters both books were written by women. “The Giver” was published in 1993 and “The Outsiders” was published in 1967. As you can tell there is a difference in the years which is why the settings of the two books are very different. “The Giver” is set in the future where there is no color or emotion. “The Outsiders” is set in 1965, Tulsa Oklahoma. Both novels are man vs. society stories. So now that you have heard a bit about the authors and settings let me tell you about the main characters. In “The Giver” the main characters name is Jonas and in “The Outsiders” the main characters name is Ponyboy. Jonas is 12 years old and Ponyboy is 14 years old. Both characters go against a…show more content…
Both characters see the importance of courage. Jonas and Ponyboy made a lot of sacrifices to benefit the society. I think that both were very fearless for doing that. Jonas even escaped from the society to return memories to the citizens in his community. Because of him being so daring the people of the community will finally know the truth of the outside world and freedom of choice. Pony boy risked his life to save kids that were in a burning church. He also went to fight in a rumble although he was not feeling well, but he knew his friends needed him so he stood by them and stayed loyal to his friends. In conclusion Jonas and Ponyboy are heroes to their community. Comparing these two novels was very fascinating because I didn 't realize until now how much the books are alike. Whoever has not read these books should definitely check them out because I know they will love
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