Literary Analysis: The Giver Imagine a world where everything seems perfect but truly it is not as pleasant as it appears. In The Giver by Lois Lowry shows us a community in the future with no feelings at all. Jonas a twelve year old boy knows his life as it is and one evening he learns the truth about the community. Jonas set’s off into a adventure to change it all. Character,conflict,and symbolism makes the reader see thru the eyes of a twelve year old in a place of slavery disguised without anyone knowing it.
In Lois Lowry’s novel, The Giver, Jonas is the hero and the protagonist. Jonas is an eleven year old boy who Ii different from everyone else. Jonas is a sensitive and intelligent boy who grew up in a community where nothing is different. He has a strange ability that no one has. Jonas looks just like an ordinary boy who is not different from others, but he has a strange ability where he could see colors.
In The Giver by Lois Lowry, the main character, Jonas, can undoubtedly be considered a hero. Jonas’ actions throughout The Giver are a quality example of the archetypal pattern of the Hero’s journey, and to depict this I used a variety of text, illustration, and color throughout my graphic novel.
The last extreme change is that we have emotions, feelings and we can see color, Jonas’s society is so much about equality that they don 't want anyone to be different or they fear that the people will have the power to chose what they want to do. Today 's society and Jonas’s have some similarities. Such as, in both children are given comfort objects to help them through rough times. Well just like in The Giver all children go to school in our country too.
Stop, think about this for a moment. You are in a community that cannot see color, has no feelings, no choices to be made on your own, and no diversity between each other. How would you feel? Jonas, a twelve year old boy and the Giver have to live in this community knowing all this. As they live in this futuristic dystopian community they share memories of the past and what is elsewhere.
The final and most pressing reason Jonas needed to leave is for love, for color. Everyone in the community was leading dull emotionless lives and they did not realize it. Jonas realized the importance of these things, the beauty of color, the amazingness of love. He and the Giver knew the misery of living without it. "
“When you receive the memories, You have the capacity to see beyond.” said The Giver when he explained the job of being the receiver to Jonas, in Lois Lowry’s The Giver. In the novel The Giver, the main character Jonas lives in a bland, boring community where everyone is the same. When he receives the assignment of being the receiver he realizes how disappointing the life he is living is once he gets memories from The Giver, of how life used to be. He lives in a society that is very different from ours in many different ways. Three main differences between Jonas’s society and society today are family, rules/consequences and colors.
Jonas realizes that his “utopian” community isn’t as great as he previously thought, so he runs to “elsewhere” in search of a better place to live. Jonas decides that he needs to leave because he realizes that memories define our sense of self and because his community does not have memories like his than they really have no sense of self. Experiences help form personality. If you can’t experience anything important than you don’t really have a personality. This is shown clearly in The Giver because only Jonas and the Giver have memories from
Jonas first sees the color red when he is throwing an apple with Asher his best friend, and he pays attention a lot in school. A quote that shows that Jonas has the power to see beyond when “‘You're beginning to see the color red’[The Giver said]”(Lowry 89).The quote shows that Jonas is starting to see the color red. A quote that shows that Jonas is very observative when “‘We are all aware that Jonas has been a top student throughout his school days.[The Chief Elder said](Lowry 59).This shows that Jonas is a very observative young man. The problems in the this story are that Jonas is apprehensive about his ceremony of 12,and he also sees a baby get released.
Jonas thought that after they received their assignments, him and Asher, his best friend, he thought that they would grow apart and no longer be friends. Throughout the beginning of the book, Jonas kept worrying about how they might grow apart from each other. In the book Jonas thought to himself “...but what would become of me and Asher and the assignments we received”. Jonas did not want them to grow apart because they have been best friends since they were little. This was hard for him because he didn't know what would become of them and what would become of them.
(TS): Throughout the entire book the one thing that Jonas wants is relationships, he goes through many different ones in the book, but in the end the reason for everything is based around Jonas 's desire to have somebody to be with. (MIP-1) Jonas is happy with his world because he believes that he has the relationships that he wants, so he listens to the government so he can keep these relationships. (MIP-2) Jonas begins to question the government and moves on to questioning his relationships. (MIP-3) Jonas is rejecting his world and abandoning his meaningless relationships in order to get
In The Giver, Lois Lowry shows her readers what it is like to live in a society with no diversity, no color, and no freedom. In this society, there is a twelve-year old boy, named Jonas, who finds the truth about life outside of his community. He does not have the option of choice, and he is stuck in a futuristic world of “sameness”. Jonas’ world is dull, and he wants to change it because it does not have the amazing features and opportunities that he learns about. In this story, Lois Lowry is warning her readers that too much conformity can lead to no freedom and no true happiness.
Lea Vilna-Santos Mrs. English, 7th September 1st, 2015 The Giver, by: Lois Lowry Log Entry 5: Chapters 9-10: Question 7: In chapters 9-10, Jonas realizes from reading the last rule in his list that allows him to lie, that what if what people say isn’t the truth, despite what everyone in his community learns about the importance of telling the truth. He was even chastised when he exaggerated as a Four. He said that he was starving, but he was only hungry. His teachers made sure he understood that even though it was an unintentional lie, it was still a lie because as long as he lives in their community he will never be starving so they didn’t want him to ever say anything like that again.