In the end, Jonas decides to escape his conformist community to find the diversity for which he has been longing. When he travels beyond the boundaries of his community, he finds himself in pure wilderness. From lack of food and shelter, Jonas realizes he is “starving” and “weak,” words that are obsolete in his community. He can not help to think about how food has been delivered to his dwelling every single day. However, he realizes that if he had stayed, he would have been hungry for knowledge and freedom (172-173).
Never seen again” (Lowry 48). Consequently, Jonas’s father works at the nurturing center and he does some releases, but since he has no feelings he doesn’t know he is killing the people. After The Giver showed him the tape of the release, Jonas doesn’t want to go home “To his surprise his father began to very carefully direct the needle into the top of the new child’s forehead, puncturing the place where the fragile skin pulsed. The newborn squirmed, and wailed faintly” (Lowry 149). In Jonas’s society you have no choice of how you live, or how you die, whereas our society you die because of natural
by Lois Lowry, Jonas is selected to have the job of the Receiver of Memory where he finds out the true history of the world he lives in. While Jonas is training, he finds out some of the bad things about his society. Some of the bad aspects are when twins are born the lighter one is killed, everything was not always the same, and that the world once had more features. Killing a twin because it is lighter is not a good thing. In Jonas’ society the people called it release.
He realized that the baby that had temporarily been staying at their dwelling named Gabe, would be released in the morning. Jonas had become very attached to Gabe and he could not let him die so he took him on his journey to elsewhere. In their dwelling, Jonas’ father says “ It’s bye bye to you Gabe in the morning.” (165). Jonas and the Giver had discussed their plan and Jonas would have to leave at a certain point at night so he would not be caught. If he was caught, he would be released along with Gabe.
In the Giver there are many things missing in the peoples lives, things we would say make a human human. The people in Jonas’ community are emotionless; they are never angry, sad, in pain, or in love. Jonas’ community is afraid of pain therefore they took away all emotion and deprived the people of their own being. The people in Jonas’ community are also missing color. Everything is gray; there are no pretty pink flowers, there is no sparkling water, or anything beautiful in their lives.
Then he went limp. He head fell to the side, his eyes half open. Then he was still” (Lowry 150). This illustration of someone dying, very few people of the community understand, so it is a shocking picture when Jonas experiences it for the first time. “He killed it!
I won’t go home! You can’t make me!’ Jonas sobbed and shouted and pounded the bed with his fists’ ” (Lowry, 152). Jonas is consumed with rage after he sees the release of the newchild and he is so upset that he doesn’t want to return home. Jonas finally realizes that he has uncovered the dark and complex truth about his
(17.40)’ This again shows that Jonas is being isolated from his feelings and his friends and his love for them. This shows that the themes of rules and order and isolation are present throughout the story of 'The Giver'.This concludes my essay on the story of…'The Giver' Hudson
Even though Jonas from “The Giver” by Lois Lowry is the perfect example of a regular person, he is a hero as he demonstrates traits of bravery, selflessness, and integrity. By using examples of Jonas’ actions and how they positively affect the society he lives in, it will be shown that heroes are not the macho men we assume them to be, but they are common and everyday people. The Giver is about