The Giver In Lois Lowry's Red Scarf Girl

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When I was 10 years old I looked up communism, and it meant ‘a society where property was public, and everyone would be helped according to needs.’ This confused me because I had always heard of communism in a negative context. Such a society would mean that, everyone would have food, water, shelter, an education and job. This is the ideal society. So why was it talked about with disgust and horror? Until reading Red Scarf Girl, I believed in that the ideal society could, no, would someday exist. But now I have been convinced otherwise. The youth of China believed that Mao’s purpose of the cultural revolution was to unify and strengthen their country. While this was later discovered to be untrue, they tried to accomplish that by bringing…show more content…
There are many instances in the the dystopian genre, particularly The Giver by Lois Lowry. The Giver is a truly equal society, because every single person has the same food and shelter, same allowance of freedom and individuality, everything is so same, they call it Sameness in the book! Everything is regulated by a the committee of ‘Elder’, “Even the Matching of Spouses was given such weighty consideration that sometimes an adult who applied to receive a spouse waited months or even years before a Match was approved and announced” (40). “Two children – one male, one female – to each family unit. It was written very clearly in the rules” (7). By getting rid of everything that makes us human, there is no prejudice, differences and discrimination. Everyone has equal food, housing, opportunities, and hair color. The Giver is a perfect society. Another utopia that actually exists is the American prison system. Every aspect of their lives is regulated. Prisoners are all equal in the eyes of the warden when they walk in. This is communism at its finest. So while you can have an utopia, do The Giver and the American justice system really qualify as a life worth
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