Inside The Giver Language Analysis

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the Annex (including the Giver’s living space): The Annex is an extension of the Giver’s home. When anyone wishes to enter the Giver’s home, they must first enter the annex and state their business with the attendant. If the attendant condones the person’s entrance, they (currently she) will unlock the door to the Giver’s home. That door is the only (publicly known) locked door in the community, and is in place to “ensure the Giver’s privacy.” Inside the Giver's abode, one will find that it is similar to other dwellings, but more decorated, and every wall is covered in bookcases reaching the ceiling. Most (if not all) of the books in the Giver's abode have embossed titles (page 74). In addition to these abnormalities (the only other books…show more content…
One must ride a bridge over the river to get to the House of The Old or the Giver’s home. This section of the river seems violent because of the excerpt, “Now he was on the bridge, hunched over on the bicycle, pedaling steadily. He could see the dark, churning water far below” (163). This description may be exaggerated, though, because of the melancholy mood of the chapter. At one point, a Four named Caleb was lost in the river, and the community performed the Ceremony of Loss. Another child was named Caleb in replacement of them. In the Giver’s and Jonas’ plan to release Jonas’ memories upon the community (and ultimately provide them with the freedom of thought, choice, deep emotion, and individual experience), the community would be convinced that Jonas was lost in the River too. After Jonas actually did escape the community, he found a stream far away from the society. He caught 2fish in it with a net (after trying with his hands). This may be connected to the river, but it is unknown. In the movie, the river is connected to a large waterfall that Jonas and Gabriel fall down while fleeing searching…show more content…
He is invigorated by the experience, and is later given the memory of a family at Christmas, the room full of love and joy. The end of the book, Jonas climbs a steep hill, and finds a sled. He rides the sled down the other side of the hill, and the book ends vaguely describing “[the] joy that below, ahead, they were waiting for him” (178). This was intentionally vague, letting the reader have their own ending. This means that many ending are the canon ending at the same time, one of which is that the joy and people waiting for him were the people and emotions in the memory of Christmas. This is a “full circle” ending. Also, when Jonas recieves his first memory of a sled, and then his memory of love, it is like he is going through a gateway that lets him discover something wonderful, learn that the world is nothing like he thought it was, and grow as a person. At the end of the book, Jonas rides a sled down a hill, and (arguably) comes to great joy, and potential immense growth as a person, and intellectually (by discovering what is ahead, and reflecting on what he has been through and what he came to at the bottom of the hill (weather that is ceasing to exist, being reborn, going to another plane of existence (maybe Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory), having more extreme hardship immediately afterwards, meeting people who escaped from the societies, meeting others, etc.). In a nutshell, the
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