In Jonas’s society memories are held by one person, The Giver. The Giver is selected by The Committee of Elders after being observed very closely; The Giver is the one who holds all the pain so the people of the community don't have to feel them. According to the novel, the narrator states, “‘Jonas was identified as a possible Receiver many years ago. We have observed him meticulously. There were no dreams of uncertainty”’(Lowry 62).
Is a perfect society possible, or is it just the seed of a corrupt governments rise to total control, masquerading the truth from its community. In The Giver, by Lois Lowry, the protagonist named Jonas just happens to be one of the government’s pawns at the time. Throughout the book, Jonas learns that the ‘perfect’ society he’s been living in his life isn’t a utopia after all. It actually turns out to be a dystopian society, where there is no freedom to do the things that people take for granted in modern society. The dystopian society written about in The Giver has many distinct differences and some similarities whilst being held up to the light with modern society today.
Lois Lowry develops the conflict while revealing the theme that memories are meant to be shared. The author reveals them as she highlights the characters’ lack of knowledge, implicates their emotional deprivation, and describes the wisdom gained from memories. First, Lowry accentuates the characters’ absence of common knowledge. As the Giver introduces Jonas to memories, he begins imagining life if everyone felt what he could. When expressing this to the Giver, Jonas says, “But why can’t everyone have the memories?
He steps forward to see a luminous light yearning for his attention causing curiosity to overflow through the bones of his body. The feel of the radiating spark is exhilarating, rapidly rushing adrenaline through his veins. His soul fills with extraordinary hope and a newfound love for life, yet he is left with the pain and sorrow of what could have been. Jonas’s light in the novel, The Giver, is the opening of the real world outside of his rigid, cruel society and what it has to offer. Throughout The Giver, the sled was an extremely powerful motif that was crucial to the general theme of the book; time is the essence of change.
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.
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.
People often imagine that a dystopian society is vastly diverse from our modern day society, but in fact they are very similar. Sure there are a few differences not limited to, rules, family, and how the societies are governed. One prime example of a dystopian fiction is The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, which takes place in a town that is governed by a circle of people with no emotions or feelings. In our modern society we have multiple rule guides called the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. These rule guides were created and maintained by our government, which consists of three branches that make community decisions; they are kept in balance with a system called checks and balances so that one branch isn’t
What if there were no rules in a dystopian community? We live in a world without the overstated rules, without order, without having to be impeccable, but we have freedom an individuality. “Dystopia” is defined as a fictional world where people live under a highly controlled totalitarian system, where individual identity is suppressed and families no longer exist. Rules and orders are negatively portrayed in dystopian societies and are acclaimed to take away the freedom, choice, and individuality. Henceforth, to inhibit the control within the community, the rules should be restricted.
If there is no choice would the world be a better place? In the book The Giver Lois Lowry there is something called sameness giving citizens no choice for anything to keep everyone safe in the community. Jonas (protagonist) thought his world was perfect until he became a receiver and realized how corrupted his world truly was and how beautiful life long ago was with color and difference. The three main differences between Jonas’s society and reality are family, release, and memories. Family is one of the most cherished things life has to offer.
Literary Analysis: The Giver Imagine a world where everything seems perfect but truly it is not as pleasant as it appears. In The Giver by Lois Lowry shows us a community in the future with no feelings at all. Jonas a twelve year old boy knows his life as it is and one evening he learns the truth about the community. Jonas set’s off into a adventure to change it all. Character,conflict,and symbolism makes the reader see thru the eyes of a twelve year old in a place of slavery disguised without anyone knowing it.