The Giver, By Lois Lowry: An Analysis

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Is it better to have liberty or being sheltered. It’s better to have liberty because, with having liberty you 're allowed to have your own ideas and thoughts. To where being sheltered you 're only allowed to think what they want you to think and live how they want you to live. I have three examples in: The Giver, Civil Rights Movement, and the American Revolution these components demonstrates why, it 's better to have liberty than to being sheltered. In the book, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, a boy named Jonas lives in a sheltered community. It is ran where liberty is non-existent. Structured marriages, jobs already determined. On the ceremony of twelve or everyone twelve year old birthday, Jonas receives his job as the receiver of memories. As the receiver he attains all the memories of past and contains them so the rest of the community doesn’t have to experience them. As time passes and Jonas experiences plenty of memories from: joy, pain, love, and sadness. After finding out that nobody in the community can experience the memories but, him unless he escapes the community. He plans and escapes the community and the memories begins to seep back into the community. Jonas…show more content…
1765-1783 was the time during the American Revolution. Prime example of Liberty or being sheltered. Settlers of Britain had came to this new land and made many new settlements for Britain. After years of being sheltered by the British the settlers had felt they had the right to be independent. Then with King George hitting the settlers with random new taxes and rules, Tea Tax and the Homestead act, the settlers had enough and revolted against King George tyranny. “GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH” was a phrase during the war. Those men and women felt with their liberty they could attain they would achieve better then they are now. They absolutely did achieve better those settlers achieve creating one of the greatest countries in the world. They did that with have their own
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