The Giver Essay

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Introduction What does it mean to have a perfect society? Is it the definition of having everything in balance? Having a void of so many things? Or Having everything around you in perfect order? Many books are being released nowadays that talks about a society detached and altered in the real society that we are in now. Some of them are utopian societies where everything is perfect and in order and there are dystopian ones where everything is in chaos, the very opposite of the former example. In this book, The Giver by Lois Lowry, it tackles about a utopian community where everything is perfect in every sense. The colors are void, people are disciplined, the authorities are thigh. In a nutshell, nothing is out of place. The Structure…show more content…
He is eleven-year-old. When the December Ceremony comes, he is selected to be the new Receiver of Memory. At that time, he turns twelve. In their community, the Receiver of Memory is the most honored and highest position. As a Receiver of Memory, it requires intelligence and courage. Before he begins his training as the new receiver in their community, he is non-caring, sensitive and intelligent. After he begins receiving the memories, he was change. He seems to become more intelligent. Jonas realizes that people gave up their freedoms for sameness, he becomes angry and frustrated. He does not accept the ways of the community as easily as he did in the past before he was the receiver. He becomes close to the Giver and Gabe. The Giver "“I love you, Jonas,” he said. “But I have another place to go. When my work here is finished, I want to be with my daughter.” ~The Giver (p162) He is an old man known as the current Receiver in their community. He held the community's collective memory for many years and uses his wisdom to help the Committee of Elders to make important decision. He suffers from the pain contained within the memories that he received. He carries the burden of the memories. He trains Jonas to become the next Receiver. He is wise and patient to Jonas, and grows to love Jonas as he loved his previous trainee. She is Rosemary, which is his daughter, but it is too late that he knew
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