Just think. Nobody has any knowledge of the past. You do not know what color is, you have no emotion, and everybody is the same. The world that you live in is colorless, emotionless, drab, even lifeless. This is the type of world that Jonas and The Giver live in.
For this assignment I have been presented a short story and a poem to analyze and compare. I enjoyed both of them. The poem and the story are different and very similar at the same time. The poem is about an Asian girl who is being raised in America and is just like every other American. Though she is treated differently because of her heritage.
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.
Everyone has a birthday, that’s the way it is. Some might not know when theirs is, but they have one. Every year on the same day, you turn a new age, but don’t you still feel like you’re still that previous age? That is how Rachel feels in the short story “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros uses figurative language, repetition and imagery to characterize Rachel as a young child who wishes to grow up and be stronger.
When you decide that success is something you want out of life, there should be an expectation of sacrifice, as well age is no exception. Annie John is a 17 year old from Barbados, she's the main character in the story, “A Walk to the Jetty” by Jamaica Kincaid. Marita is a 12 year old from the Bronx, NY, and is the main character in the essay, “Marita's Bargain” by Malcolm Gladwell. These two girls are completely different but oddly enough the same as well. In this essay I will be justifying and or explaining why this is so.
Age: the length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed. In the short story“Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. Talks about Rachel the main character on here eleventh birthday. Cisneros uses this to her advantage to characterize using details, specific language, and figurative language to explain her day.
The author, Sandra Cisneros, uses literary techniques in “Eleven” to characterize Rachel by using metaphors, comparisons, and repetition. In the beginning of Sandra Cisneros’s short story, she states that when a person becomes an age older they will not feel a difference. The character Rachel explains that in different situations, for example, “Like some days you might say something stupid, and [you will feel ten]” a person might feel different from their actual age. She then competes growing old to layers of an onion, rings of a tree, wooden dolls that fit inside each other because, according to her, “that’s how being eleven years old is”.
This personification revealed how there no longer is a limitation to the hours that women and children have. Instead, they are expected to work all night long. New Jersey’s present to the boys and girls who had just turn 14 is that they need to work
PL.1 Embedded Assessment 2.1 The Giver VS Modern Society How is the society of The Giver really that different from being a modern day society? When people try to create perfect societies, it creates mayhem! Our modern day society is far from a perfect society in the novel The Giver. While appearing perfect, Jonas’ society has many rules and laws under the surface that make it much more dangerous than modern day society.
Furthermore, age is relative—some women may look and feel younger than their years, or they might seem a lot older than they actually are. This does not mean that just because they have celebrated a certain number of birthdays, they can act beyond their age or be “pre-mature”. Coleman's story discusses the relationships between three
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.
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.
3. Joey makes a big deal of having fallen in love with John in 20 minutes--practically love at first sight. Is this significant in light of how long it takes other people to make other decisions in this film? I don’t believe that it is significant to other people to make decisions quickly since other people like John and Joey’s parents demanded for more time to think about their decision. For example, Mr. Drayton asked for more time to approve their marriage to both John and Joey.