Theme Analysis: Analysis Of 'The Giver'

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Analysis of The Giver
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English 82
Ms. Yiğitoğlu
05.17.2015
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Ms.Yiğitoğlu

Theme Analysis
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to their past or present are certain to miss the future." once said John F. Kennedy. Change is one of the fundamental and crucial part of life. It can determine our future and the time would already be gone after we realised what happened to us. Just like in The Giver, a book written by Lois Lowry emphasizes this point in her book. The book is about a boy who is different then all of his community members and realizes how much much he was missing out on real life. Thus Lois Lowry makes us realize how important some themes are. The themes are importance of memories in or lives, following the rules of a community blindly and without interpretting the rules, and finally how an idividual is important to our world.
First of all, one of the most recognizable theme in the Giver is the importance of the memories. The whole community is isolated from the memories and thet don 't even know what memories mean. Lowry has inspired to use this idea when her father got a disease and had gaps between his hort term memory. When her father had this issue, she wanted to create a fictional world where no one had any memories. She came to a conclusion that having no memories causes no pain. That 's one of the reason why the community doesn 't recognize any
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