Word choice can have a big impact on a reader due to the weight different words have. If in The Giver they used fired instead of the word released it would have less of an impact. It would also have less of an impact on the characters in the book since fired doesn’t really instill fear in people. The setting of The Giver seems to be a flawed system with a controlling government, they live in a dystopia. If the council wanted to they could massacre, torture, or use the community as their lab rats.
This message of the novel Giver, shows perfection is not necessary to have a good life. In the beginning of the novel, Giver, it shows how following the rules only makes perfection for other people. On page 77-78 it says, “Then he shivered. He realized that the touch of the hands felt, suddenly, cold. At the same instant, breathing in, he felt the air change, and his very breath was cold.
Suffering is everywhere, people have cancer, children are starving and others are drowning in poverty. Is it ever okay to help people end their suffering? In the book The Giver Lois Lowry conveys a world that is visualized as a utopia until Jonas, a twelve, who just got assigned his job and is now being trained by the Giver to be the next receiver of memory unravels the truth. The Giver and Jonas feel it is unjust that none of the citizens can feel emotions or see color as they do, so they make a plan to escape with an infant Gabriel, releasing all of the memories to the people. The novel is not promoting the idea of euthanasia, but rather showing the consequences of using it.
At the start of the novel, he is twelve years old and is given the position of “Receiver of Memories” at the Ceremony of Twelve, an initiation into adulthood which determines one’s career. As he receives information from the Giver of Memories, his mind is opened to the ability to feel and experience natural human emotions. However, in a highly censored world where all books are illegal except for three mandatory government books and “precision of language” is a highly valued virtue, he must be careful in how he shares his unique understanding. Many concerned parents and members of the community say The
In The Giver by Lois Lowry, the Giver shows Jonas many painful memories, thus, exposing him to many dark truths. In the text, it states, “The Giver looked away, as if he could not bear to see what he had done to Jonas. ‘Forgive me,’ he said.” (Lowry 15) This quote shows that the Giver understands how the memory of war and death devastated Jonas. His guilt-ridden reaction to Jonas helps the reader understand that Jonas is slowly starting to understand true cruelty that he couldn’t even imagine in the past. In the story, the author states, “Jonas did not want to go back.
The life without color, pain, or past.” (Lowry 165). In the book, The Giver by Lois Lowry, the protagonist’s life, Jonas lives in a orderly fashioned utopia that doesn’t allow crime, pain, feelings, love and memories. Though, when Jonas turns twelve, he receives a job along with the other twelves in the community, which is the Receiver of Memory. He is trained by the most respected one in the community, The Giver. When training with the Giver, he learns the world’s past, and the dark secrets beyond his community.
The protagonist, a twelve-year-old boy named Jonas, uncovers the truth about his community when he is assigned to be the Receiver of Memory, and acquires the memories from the past from an elder called the Giver. When Jonas experiences both painful and pleasurable memories, he becomes willing to accept pain and suffering in order to experience the fullness of life. He decides to leave, that he will no longer live within the constraints of his community, and that security is not worth the absence of freedom. The line between public safety and personal freedoms should be drawn where extreme harm can occur, and most freedoms are more essential than an orderly society. These freedoms include color and diversity, personal freedoms such as dress code, speech, and religion, and love and marriage.
Jonas, thé protagonist for thé Giver, is planning to escape from his community. But, there’s one problem. Thé Giver tells Jonas that he can’t go with him when he says “No. I have to stay here,” Thé Giver said firmly “I want to Jonas. If I go with you, and together we take away all their protection from thé memories, Jonas thé community will be left with no one to help them.
In The Giver, there are people assigned as birth mothers. The children they provide, are nurtured to be given to selected family units made up from a designated mother and father that are not in love because they are chosen. This cycle happens over and over. The cycle creates the population of the community. People are so used to this because they are told that life is created like this is natural and better for the success of the community.
In this essay I will discuss about a novel called The Giver.My first point is about how The Giver and how their beliefs compare to our world. My next point will be on how Jonas's community connects with many communities in the past and present to our world. The final statement I will make is how Nazi Germany and The committee of Elders worldviews compare.Jonas proves a true utopia is not possible.Rules are broken when Jonas thought he needed