World Hunger In The Giver Essay

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In the story The Giver by Lois Lowry, a utopian society emphasizes sameness in all aspects of life. Citizens obey rules that eliminate everything from their feelings to their choice of their devoted spouses whom they must spend the entire rest of their life with. These rules were created to eradicate the power of choice and world problems such as discrimination, poverty, and world hunger. The World’s most prominent problem today is world hunger, representing 12.9% of the world’s population. I believe, the source of all this is overpopulation.. To overcome the overcoming problem of overpopulation, the government must create a law allowing each family to consists only a maximum of three children. Lack of authority is one of the many roots of…show more content…
Sameness was created to eliminate differences and choices where everything and everyone was the same. In our current world, there are about seven-hundred-and ninety-five million people of the seven billion people in the world, were suffering from chronic undernourishment. World hunger is dealt in The Giver by limiting the amount of children born into the society each year to fifty, and there are Birth Givers assigned to prevent couples in the community from exceeding the limit. “Each Birth Giver is only allowed to give birth to three children each year, and if there are any twins, triplets, etc. born, they are weighed and released.” However, they don’t just only release new children born into the world, but also the elders that reach their fulfilled age. I believe this solution is ethical because it helps end so many problems, but some believe releasing people is wrong. Just like Jonas, as stated in the book, “Jonas felt a ripping sensation inside himself, the feeling of terrible pain clawing its way forward to emerge in a cry.” With that being said, I believe this solution will greatly help world hunger. This can be solved if there are new laws enforced. The government could adopt China’s idea of one child per family, but maximize it to three kids per household at
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