The Giver Diversity

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The Giver What would life be like without empathy, diversity and memories? Life would be much like The Giver Community. The Giver is about a boy named Jonas who lives in a community that takes place in the future. This community believes in Sameness. Sameness has taken away values such as empathy, diversity, and memories for a peaceful, stable community. This community selected Jonas and the Giver to make decisions based on the memories of the past, before Sameness. Now no one but the Giver and Jonas know true values and emotions such as empathy, diversity, and memories but Jonas is determined to change that.Empathy, diversity and memories would have been important to create a positive community. Empathy would have been important in the community to make it positive . One example to support the answer is on page 110, it states “They have never known pain, he thought.” This supports the answer because Jonas feels alone, and that no one knows what he does. If the community had empathy they could know how he is feeling and try to help him. Another example is on page 112, it…show more content…
One detail to support the answer is on page 125, it states, “ I certainly liked the memory though. I can see why it’s your favorite. I couldn’t quite get the word for the whole feeling of it, the feeling that was so strong in the room. Love,” This supports the answer because the memories showed him an emotion he had never known before and has been long since it was used, Love. Another detail to support my answer on page 94 is, “Once, back in the time of memories, everything had a shape and size, the way things still do, but they also had a quality called color.” This detail supports the answer because those memories gave him the ability to see all the wonderful colors that only the Giver could see and really experience what it was like before Sameness. This proves that to make a community positive there must be
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