Memories are an important aspect in our everyday lives, and the loss or lack of them, could be detrimental. Some people don 't get the chance to remember or make new memories. An example of this is Alzheimer 's disease, or the progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age. It is caused by the degeneration of the brain and is the most common cause of premature senility. This disease is similar to the book "The Giver" in many ways. The collective absence of memory in the Giver is similar to that of Alzheimer 's victims because they have no imagination, it causes problems within their families, and no one gets to know their true personalities.
Those who suffer from Alzheimer 's disease have no imagination. Many lose the ability to imagine themselves in a different context. They cannot do things like imagine a dream vacation or a fun day at the beach. Alzheimer 's victims also can 't use their minds to conjure possible consequences. When they lie, even if they don 't know that they are, they don 't know that a mystics outcome may …show more content…
There are also many problems within the relationship between Alzheimer 's victims and their families. It is quite common for the families of Alzheimer 's victims to feel guilty. They may feel guilty for being embarrassed to be seen with their loved one, or even because they don 't have to suffer themselves instead. Another feeling within an Alzheimer 's victims family is grief and loss. They are forced with eh loss of a loved one and the loss of a relationship. The most common problem within these relationships is anger. It is natural for families to feel frustrated and angry. Whether it 's because you have to be the caregiver, you lost the future you planned together or because there is nothing you can do to lift them from this burden. Anger is repeatedly present in the Giver, and is a strong feeling that Jonas has. It starts off as a minor wish for memory, but it later turns into a
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People often imagine that a dystopian society is vastly diverse from our modern day society, but in fact they are very similar. Sure there are a few differences not limited to, rules, family, and how the societies are governed. One prime example of a dystopian fiction is The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, which takes place in a town that is governed by a circle of people with no emotions or feelings. In our modern society we have multiple rule guides called the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.
Lea Vilna Santos Mrs. English, 7th September 1st, 2015 The Giver, by: Lois Lowry Log Entry 4: Chapters 7-8: Question 2: In chapters 7 and 8, Jonas is assigned the job of Receiver of Memory and although the Chief Elder calls it the greatest honor,it might give him more hardship and pain than fortune. She explains that the selection is rare and his role is very important because there is only one Receiver and it takes integrity, intelligence, courage, wisdom, and the capacity to see beyond to be that person. At first he wants to tell he has no idea what she means and that he doesn’t have it until he notices a change in the crowd that was quick but he knows that he isn’t dreaming because it’s happened before but to his apple. Then he realizes
Jonas knows things and he can't tell anyone about them. Jonas has to deal with the pain that comes from the memories. According to the novel “The Giver”on page 104 it says, “Limping, Jonas walked home, pushing his bicycle , the evening. The sunburn pain had been so small, in comparison, and had not stayed with him. But this ache lingered.
In the Giver, the writer, Lois Lowry reveals the theme through talking about an old profession in being the receiver of memory.. The theme of tradition is reinforced in the Giver through the character development of Jonas, a young boy chosen to do the job of the receiver. Jonas is chosen to be the receiver of memory a job in which he is given memories from, “Before the previous receiver and generations before him,”(77). This quote reveals how even having a receiver of memory is a very old tradition as it is said that they have been there for generations.
Forgetting is one of the most complex words to understand and use properly. So many people have a different definition of this word that it’s nearly impossible to use; but people still throw it into the wind and use it for anything they can think of. Some people believe that it’s a sign of someone not caring, others use it for an excuse when they don’t complete a task, and others take it as a sign of betrayal. Believing is another thing that could be as simple as agreeing with someone, or it could be the difference between life and death. Elie Wiesel’s
Lea Vilna-Santos Mrs. English, 7th September 1st, 2015 The Giver, by: Lois Lowry Log Entry 5: Chapters 9-10: Question 7: In chapters 9-10, Jonas realizes from reading the last rule in his list that allows him to lie, that what if what people say isn’t the truth, despite what everyone in his community learns about the importance of telling the truth. He was even chastised when he exaggerated as a Four. He said that he was starving, but he was only hungry. His teachers made sure he understood that even though it was an unintentional lie, it was still a lie because as long as he lives in their community he will never be starving so they didn’t want him to ever say anything like that again.
Outline Is it a honor or a punishment to be a receiver of memory. In a world where life is perfect and everyone and everything is also perfect. What happens when a twelve year old child in an utopia like society gets chosen for his most traumatic experience of his life yet. He has has to suffer physical pain from the Giver, no more time to do anything with his life, and can not apply for a release even if he does not want to. Jonas has the receiver of memory and it is a punishment to be a receiver of memory
Memories are one of the most important parts of life, there is no true happiness without the reminiscence of pain or love. This concept is portrayed in "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. The story tells of a 12-year old Jonas, who lives in a “utopian” society, where all bad memories are destroyed to avoid the feeling of pain. Jonas becomes the receiver, someone who receives good and bad memories, and he is transmitted memories of pain and pleasure from The Giver and is taught to keep the secret to himself. The author shows one should cherish memories, whether it be good or bad, as they are all of what is left of the past, and we should learn from it as to better ourselves in the future.
One of the main themes in “The Giver” is the importance of individuality. The people in the community are not given any freedom to be individuals. They are not allowed to be different, and this creates less understanding of the world. This is why the community needs a receiver to understand these things for them.
The government in The Giver is based on keeping information from the members of the Community and using deception to control the society. Jonas is exposed to the truth through receiving the memories from The Giver. The government relies on The Giver and The Receiver to keep the secrets of the old ways and prevent the members of the Community from rebelling. The Elders do not allow the members of the Community to know the truth of the releasings because it would cause the Community to know too much and have too much power. The leaders of the Community trick the members of the Community into thinking that they are able to make decisions, when in reality they are living a life void of free will.
Jonas felt anger for his father and the pain he feels for the baby twin. On page 168 in the giver,Jonas realized that they been playing a game of war ( Lowry). Jonas feel sad and misunderstood for the boy in war. Jonas sadly understood that no one know what he is feeling. These are like real life because some careless people don 't think about others and think that everything is just a joke.
The most important assignment in the community. He must receive memories from the current receiver. The chief elder made the decision to make only one person bear the burden of the memories. Everyone thinks the community is perfect, a utopia, but Jonas sees all the flaws .Jonas changes throughout The Giver and as a result, tries to change the community.
The Giver then told Jonas he would be glad to share that memory with him. He transmits the memory of a christmas morning, grandparents and love. Jonas liked the memory and wanted to be able to feel it all the time. When Jonas got home he asked his parents if they loved him, They were a little fluster about the word love and told him to pay attention to his precision of language. His father told Jonas that the word love is absolutely meaningless.
Memories help you remember the important parts of the past. Without memories, you forget things like war and violence. On page 125 of The Giver it says, “He could hear noises: the sharp crack of weapons. He perceived the word guns.” Without the memory of guns he would not know what a gun was and what he could do.
When I was only a couple of months old my mom and I were stuck in an airport due to delayed flights. The only luggage we had was my diaper bag and a backpack full of baby toys. I was miserable and cranky the whole entire time which didn’t make my mom feel better. At the time I had no idea what was going on but now that will be stamped in my memories forever.