The Giver Dystopia Essay

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The Typical Dystopia

Everyone fears to live in a dystopian world. A dystopia is an imperfect world where everything is unfortunate and disastrous. Many people argue that the community in the book The Giver by Lois Lowry is an example of a utopia, which is a perfect world. But all of those people don’t seem to see all the negative things that the society of The Giver includes. Looking at the correct side of the argument it is very clear that the community is a dystopia. Characters aren’t allowed to feel emotions, they have no freedom, and they aren’t treated fairly. Characters are not allowed to feel emotions. In The Giver all the characters that are part of the community get Stirrings. Stirrings are kind of like puberty they are a feeling of wanting that usually starts with a dream (Lowry 47). When a character gets Stirrings they are forced to take pills as treatment to prevent them from feeling any emotions. “He remembered that there was a reference to the Stirrings in the Book of Rules, though he didn’t remember what it said. And now and then the Speaker mentioned it. ATTENTION. A REMINDER THAT STIRRINGS MUST BE REPORTED IN ORDER FOR
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It is a rule in the story that all characters have to take pills as a treatment to prevent anyone from feeling emotions. Which doesn’t follow the human right about believing what you want. Characters in this community do not have freedom in making their own choices. This goes against three human rights. People in this society are not treated fairly since a lot of characters get killed for no good reason. Which means that those characters are not getting the right to life. A lot of people don’t seem to notice all of the harmful things in the society of The Giver. Though taking a closer look it is very obvious that this community is definitely a dystopia. It is very scary to live in a
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