The Giver Theme Analysis

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Themes in the Giver Imagine there is a world with no emotion. Lois Lowry shows us in The Giver, a world without feeling. Jonas has recently been chosen as a new receiver of memories. When he receives the memories he realizes that his utopia is far from perfect. As he gets memories from the Giver, he starts to see what the community is lacking; for example, in his society they don’t see color or feel love or hate. As Jonas realizes this, he wants to fix the problem. He leaves the community and discovers his power to take risks, and learns that sharing memories with others can help overcome the bad and knows deeply in his heart that love and family is the most important thing. In Jonas’ community no one takes risks, but in the book Jonas starts to take risks to help fix the utopia he lives in. For example, when Jonas is comforting Gabe, he gives Gabe a memory “He was not aware of giving the memory; but suddenly he realized that it was becoming dimmer.”(Lowry 146). Jonas decides to take a risk when giving the memory to Gabe.…show more content…
For example, when the Giver gives Jonas good memories the Giver feels good sharing them with Jonas “even transmitting that tiny memory to you, I think it lighted me just a little bit” (Lowry 104). When giving memories to others it brightens your spirit, that’s what the Giver feels and what Jonas feels when he gives memories to others. Later on in the story Jonas wanted to share a memory with Lily. Therefore, while he was sharing, Jonas “ tried to give each of them a piece of the memory…. of the being of the elephant” (Lowry 127). Jonas wanted to share the memory of an elephant. He wanted to share the being of the elephant to show that they were really real and not just a made up animal. He was disappointed that he wasn’t able to share this memory with
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