The Giver Equality

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Living in the place where things are the same is cruel, isn’t it? Our people made that choice, the choice to go to Sameness. Before my time, before the previous time, back and back and back. We relinquished color when we relinquished sunshine and did away with difference. We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others. (Lois Lowry 95) The central theme of the novel of Lois Lowry, The Giver, is that the humanity of each individuals are more precious and important than a world where things and people are the same. The fact that equality worth more than an emotion and individuality of a person portrays the Community in the novel. Thus, by holding the true pain and pleasure of life alone, The Giver and Jonas decided the future can be changed. As what they…show more content…
Moreover, it is important to share the memories out to everyone, but the Community do not want the pain. “The worst part of holding the memories is the loneliness of it. Memories need to be share” (Lois Lowry 154). In fact, the novel also argues that memories are a value in the collective knowledge of a generation (based on what The Giver said) whereby sharing it, knowledge will be passed on to others. Hence, memories are one of the most important value that makes human. Secondly, in The Giver, there are examples of both physical and emotional suffering. Regardless of that, The Giver and Jonas are being isolated from the rest of the Community to experience it themselves, which increases the pain of suffering; with no one to share the weight. The burden then becomes much greater as what The Giver said to Jonas, But why can 't everyone have the memories? I think it would seem a little easier if the memories were shared. You and I wouldn 't have to bear so much ourselves, if everyone took a
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