However, The Giver has a memory of the past, color, and emotions. The Giver transmits these memories to Jonas, and the two of them are the only people in their community with this knowledge. In the novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry, the author proves that knowledge has the power to change a person's opinions, likes, and dislikes through the memories that The Giver bestowes upon Jonas. Once The Giver had given Jonas memories of the community's past, Jonas's opinions of how everyday life in the community should be changed. After The Giver had transmitted the memory of hills, sleds, and snow, Jonas immediately wanted to be able to get rid of Sameness.
Pale Eyes When daily life is controlled, it is possible some people wouldn’t have the ability to see color and most parents wouldn’t love their children just due to the fact that it was not the way they were “programmed”. It may get a little frustrating after awhile... if someone even noticed that something was off. In the science fiction novel The Giver by Lois Lowry, there is a twelve-year-old boy named Jonas. He is named the new Receiver which is a very respected and high-end job in his community. This job also introduces him to a man that he calls the Giver.
The Giver - Think About What You've Read Write at least five sentences for each one! 1. Somehow, you come upon Jonas’s Community…a group of people living peacefully, with no poverty, no suffering, no pain, and no war. Should you tell them about pain and war and all those bad things, or not? List the arguments for telling them, and then list the arguments for not telling them.
If there were to be one book I would preserve for the future, it would be The Giver by Lois Lowry. This book shows many examples of what could go wrong in a Utopian society, and the importance of feelings and memories. The Giver is closely related to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, regarding the background of the story. I chose The Giver because it shows how Utopian societies can easily fall apart, how little details in life such as the color of nature, and how if someone has no pain or feelings they are not living a well quality life. The Giver shows that memories and small details in your life are more important than you thought they were.
While a dystopian society may seem perfect, the novel represents the limitations and expectations of an ideal community. The Giver displays the similarities and differences of our modern world versus the “flawless” model of a perfect society. In a perfect society, everyone must be the same. To make sure of synchronization in the community, there must be discipline.
In The Giver, Lois Lowry shows her readers what it is like to live in a society with no diversity, no color, and no freedom. In this society, there is a twelve-year old boy, named Jonas, who finds the truth about life outside of his community. He does not have the option of choice, and he is stuck in a futuristic world of “sameness”. Jonas’ world is dull, and he wants to change it because it does not have the amazing features and opportunities that he learns about. In this story, Lois Lowry is warning her readers that too much conformity can lead to no freedom and no true happiness.
One of the primary examples of functionalism appears the occupations the citizens hold. Jonas's mothers hold an exceptionally important role in society. His mother works for the department of justice in the community. Her job duty consists of punishing individuals who break the rules. At dinner, she explains to her family that she feels "disappointment."
The Giver was the only one who could relate with Jonas and understand his pain and also his happiness as he received each memory. Wihout The Giver, Jonas would have not been able to complete his task. Although it was The Givers job to give relate painful memories to Jonas he also tried to give Jonas happy memories even giving him his favorite memory of grandparents and
Imagine living in a world with no freedom, choice, individuality, and color. Would you want to live in a world like this? Most of you would have said no, but a boy named Jonas has no choice, but to adhere to his community’s rules. In the book and the movie, “The Giver”, by Louis Lowery, Jonas finds it difficult to accept his community’s way of life. However, after he becomes the receiver of memory, he challenges the community after discovering what the world used to be like before sameness.
What choices are most important in your life?What would happen if someone took those choices away from you?Control,people taking over. This seems very strict ,so Welcome to Jonas’s life. In the novel “The giver” shows what a perfect life could be. In our society holidays,climate control,and family life is different from their society.
In life, people face the pressures of conformity in their everyday lives from school, to just going shopping for clothing. Throughout literature, protagonists face the pressures of conformity in their lives no matter the age of the character. Both The Giver by Lois Lowry and Number Twelve looks just like You by John Tomerlin deal with pressures of conformity, but they do so in different ways. Both texts are similar because both protagonists want or try to escape the conformity that is within their communities. “In Number Twelve looks just like You”, Marilyn knows that conformity in her community is wrong.
“We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others” (Lowry). In other words, this means that to get what you want, you have to get rid of other things you have. Although there are many similarities between The Giver and our society, there are a lot more differences like families, rules, and personal freedoms. For starters there are many differences with families between their society and our society.
His mindless hours of playing ball, or riding his bike along the river? Those had been happy and vital time for him. Were they to be completely taken from him, now?”Jonas has to give up his own freedoms for the community which does not even have and cule of these memories. He was only allowed to train and then go home and he was not allowed to do anything else besides those steps. He was not allowed to hang out with his friends either.
As the great activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Wales once said, "We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless." Within this quote lies the sacrifices we have made in order to live the life we have today, because freedom is a right we should never take for granted. If I were asked what freedom meant to me, I would have to think and wonder. I would think about its impact and the mark it has left in our nation and its people.