The Giver Dystopian Analysis

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Would you like to live in a society where your life 's controlled and everything you’ve been told is a lie? In 1992, Lois Lowry went to Virginia to visit her father. Her father was losing his memory. There was a moment in his life when he had forgotten his daughter’s death. Lois asked herself how would it be like to live in a world where everything is perfect and painful memories were erased. This was the motive of her inspiration in writing “The Giver”. “The Giver” is a book set in a society where everything seems to be utopian, but then as it progresses it reveals that there is more secrets that makes it dystopian. The Giver is the previous receiver, now he transmits all the memories to Jonas, the new receiver. Is the society in “The Giver”…show more content…
Document D states, “ Jonas stared at the screen, waiting for something to happen. But nothing did. The little twin lay motionless. His father was putting things away. Folding the blanket. Closing the cupboard… He killed it! My father killed it! Jonas said to himself, stunned at what he was realizing. He continued to stare at the screen numbly…” In other words, this quote is saying that Jonas now knows what being released actually means and his father has to do with it. Since he helps to do the process of releasing someone. This quote is important because this is the moment Jonas realizes that his father is also at blame. The so called utopian community isn’t so perfect after all since they have dirty secrets that are covered up by pure lies. According to Document D, “The Giver turned to him. “Well, there you are, Jonas. You were wondering about release,” he said in a bitter voice.” Basically, this quote is saying how The Giver reveals and shows Jonas what actual release is. This quote is important because Jonas realizes that he has been lied to since the day he was born. He now has an idea as to how far the community goes to make the community “utopian”. The news leaves Jonas in shock because he didn’t comprehend how the community has the willpower to kill innocent humans. As one can see the community is very secretive to make sure the people from the community don’t find out what it means to be
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