'The Giver' By Lois Lowry: Character Analysis

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All characters in books have a multifarious of traits. However, their true traits are shown when they are trying to survive. In the books The Giver by Lois Lowry and Enclave by Anne Aguirre the main characters have different traits, but when they are trying to survive they reveal who they truly are. Deuce from Enclave and Jonas from The Giver have totally different lives. Deuce used to live in the tunnels with the rest of her community fighting of dangerous freaks(monster-like humans with large claws) until she got exiled and got moved to topside. Now she has to face even more dangers in order to survive. On the other hand, Jonas lives in a community where the government controls their daily lives and takes away their freedoms such as their emotions, memories, and all their colors. Even though they both have different lives and many differences, they both have…show more content…
Jonas’s determination and Deuce’s selflessness is what makes them strive when they are trying to survive. To begin, on the surface, Jonas from Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver, seems like any other 12 year old boy, but what really separates him from other kids, is his determination during survival. At first, Jonas follows rules like any other kid in the community. He obeys them but really doesn’t understand them. When he got selected to become the receiver, Jonas finds out about emotions, colors, pain, and love under the tutelage of the giver. When he realized the community has kept all those a secret, he got frustrated and angry. He was determined and zeal to change the society he lives in. He wanted everyone to know about color and emotions. He knew that the society and him wouldn’t survive if they didn’t know about color and emotions. Throughout the story, you notice that during survival his determination is strong and that it is his main trait throughout survival. For instance, every time he hangs out with his family or friends, he is determined

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