The Importance Of Memory In The Giver

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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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