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. Choice, diversity, and feelings could change the Giver community and make it a more positive place.
Jonas feels different from his friends, and realizes that he is not the same as everyone else. Jonas is learning more things about what the world is really like, and is realizing that his training will be more painful than what he thought. Jonas has to receive painful and harsh memories from the Giver, that no one else has to have. ¨Then, the first wave of pain. He gasped.
As the Receiver, Jonas experiences the memories passed on by the Giver and soon learns what the world without Sameness is like. This changes his perspective on his community and he soon realizes the lack of choice, feeling, and color his community has. As his perspective on things become different, so does he. He becomes confused, overwhelmed and unhappy about the deficiency of color, feeling, and choices opened to his community. After Jonas watches the release of the newchild, he finally understands that it is actually a killing and reacts by saying, “ ‘I won’t!
In the novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry, the community takes away all memories and gives them to The Giver and Jonas. The community also took away pain, personal rights, and memories. Jonas was assigned for his job as the The Receiver. The Giver gave all of the past memories to Jonas and Jonas does not think that his community should live without these happy and traumatic memories. One person should not hold all the memories because people can learn from past mistakes, personal happiness, and diversity within the community.
Is Jonas’s society different than ours? Utopian (N) an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The key word there is ‘imagined’ as we haved learned in The Giver that not everything can be perfect; it 's just limiting the being of a human. By having such limitations, the people can’t hold their memories, can’t see color, and the government chooses their family. Jonas’s society is vastly different than ours in various ways.
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. No one in his community could see colors because of sameness. Because of his ability to see colors, he was chosen to be the next receiver. In Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver, the main character, Jonas, is a dynamic and round character whose purpose is to be the hero in the story.
What would the world be without color? In The Giver they lived their lives without color and it was only black and white. The characters in The Giver were Jonas and The Giver living in The Giver community in the future where everything is very controlling. What would have made The Giver community more positive are diversity, honesty, and empathy. Diversity would have been important to make The Giver community more positive.
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
Would you give up love and true happiness for a life without pain? In the dystopian novel The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, strong emotion is sacrificed for a peaceful environment. The depicted community at first appears to be a utopia, where hate and discrimination are abolished, but the emotionless society is quickly revealed to be dystopian as the story continues. They live in a world of sameness; there is no hunger, suffering, or war, but also no color, diversity, or sensuality. The protagonist, a twelve-year-old boy named Jonas, uncovers the truth about his community when he is assigned to be the Receiver of Memory, and acquires the memories from the past from an elder called the Giver. When Jonas experiences both painful and pleasurable memories, he becomes willing to accept pain and suffering in order to experience the fullness of life. He decides to leave, that he will no longer live within the constraints of his community, and that security is not worth the absence of freedom. The line between public safety and personal freedoms should be drawn where extreme harm can occur, and most freedoms are more essential than an orderly society. These freedoms include color and diversity, personal freedoms such as dress code, speech, and religion, and love and marriage.
Imagine living in a perfect society. No pain, everyone is equal, and perfect laws that every person follows. Now imagine being exactly like every other person with all your daily choices being made by someone else for you. In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry, this is exactly how they are living. The author writes about how Jonas’ perfect society is not so perfect after all.
The Giver is a novel that is set in a society that strives to be a utopia. A utopia is essentially a is “a place where no one has to make a decision, feel pain or even have a negative thought or a bad memory” (Goepfert). In The Giver their community focuses so intensely on this concept of a peace that they make many sacrifices in their pursuit to obtain it. This includes the loss of emotion, lack of individuality, deceit of the public, and a great burden on a small few. Ultimately the cost of this utopia is too high for this society.
They asked Jonas if he understands, Jonas say yes but does mean it. He didn't understand why that didn't feel that way toward him, the way he did for them. The Giver explains that the people of the community don’t feel emotion and feelings the way the two of them did because of sameness. (chapter
Furthermore without memories, you can not make responsible decisions. On page 130 of The Giver explained that the Committee of Elders comes to him for advice because he has memories. Jonas asks if they ask for advice often and the Giver says, “Rarely. Only when they are faced with something they have not experienced before.” Without memories, Jonas can not make decisions because he has very little experience.
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.
“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.