Lois Lowry Essays

  • Analysis Of The Giver By Lois Lowry

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    How you ever considered how lucky you are to be human, knowing about the past, your amazing gift to express emotions and how you feel? In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry, the community is made up of people, but they are not truly human; they do not show emotions or any other human traits. All but one, Jonas, are people who do not understand their world, do not know about their past, do not show emotions or take risks, and they do not have memories. Because Jonas takes risks, he is able to grow in

  • Book Report On The Giver By Lois Lowry

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    The Giver Lois Lowry Hey, do you use your rights? The Giver by Lois Lowry is a book about a boy in a futuristic society who learns what his world was really like. When people think about the Giver they think of a very bad book because critics say that this book is bad and inappropriate but it 's really not. This book has a lot of very amazing moments that anyone can connect to. It has a moral lesson about that no one can keep any man or woman in a world with no pain or feelings because it 's not

  • Literary Analysis: The Giver By Lois Lowry

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    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

  • The Importance Of Color In The Giver By Lois Lowry

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    Let’s just take a moment to imagine no color,no feeling,no memories of anyone or anything outside of your town,and no freedom to choose what you want to do. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry is all those things I just described and so much more. It’s a utopian society with a deeper reality than said. Our society and “The Givers” society are almost completely reversed , yet they have some run of the mill similarities. Don’t be startled by what I am about to inform you about…. In “The Giver” they cannot

  • Lois Lowry Number The Stars Analysis

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    Number the Stars: A Critique of Fiction Europe and the rest of the world were turned upside down during World War II and the German occupation. Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars, published in 1989 by Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston, focuses on the perspective of the people of Denmark at the beginnings of the Holocaust. Annemarie, a young Danish girl, discovers what it means to be brave when she finds herself and her family must come to the aid of a group of Jews fleeing German persecution, most notably

  • Examples Of Sameness In The Giver By Lois Lowry

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    What if everyone in your world was the same? In the book the Giver by Lois Lowry the community he’s created everyone is the same except for the reciever who holds all the memories of the world. I will be explaining why sameness is good, bad, and what sameness is to Jonas. Sameness is good because everyone is the same and nobody can be better than someone else. Nobody can see color or feel things in the commnity which means no one can see more or less than someone else and no one can be angry

  • The Giver By Lois Lowry: Character Analysis

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    surprisingly, no fear, nor any regret at leaving the community behind. But he felt a very deep sadness that he had left his closest friend behind.” (page 153). If Jonas’ community was a utopian society, why would he have left? In the novel The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Jonas lives in a world without color, love, individuality, memories, and pain. As captivating as it sounds, a world without these qualities seems flavorless to me. Restricted to the extent that they isolate a single person to bear all the memories

  • Differences In The Giver Novel By Lois Lowry

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    is what makes people unique. If everyone was the same the world would not be interesting and everyone and everything would be boring. The same things happen over and over again. Nothing changes or nothing interesting happens. The Giver novel by Lois Lowry shows that with sameness, no ones life has many good advantages but shows to us the readers, many disadvantages. "We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others." If sameness ruled the world then we wouldn 't have any choice

  • 'The Giver' By Lois Lowry: Character Analysis

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    All characters in books have a multifarious of traits. However, their true traits are shown when they are trying to survive. In the books The Giver by Lois Lowry and Enclave by Anne Aguirre the main characters have different traits, but when they are trying to survive they reveal who they truly are. Deuce from Enclave and Jonas from The Giver have totally different lives. Deuce used to live in the tunnels with the rest of her community fighting of dangerous freaks(monster-like humans with large claws)

  • The Giver By Lois Lowry Essay

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    answer to one question: what is the meaning of life? In Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver, the community and the Elders who run it have their own answer-- to be a part of society and keep the community “perfect”. However, by getting rid of the aspects of life that cause problems, they are eliminating the purpose of living. Without choice, complex emotions, or individuality, life would not be special or have any meaning, something that the community in Lois Lowry’s novel does not understand. The ability to

  • Analysis Of The Giver By Lois Lowry: Summary

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    Love, fear, anger, happiness, and sadness are all emotions that make our life interesting and complete. But imagine for a second a world without love, anger, or even pain, what kind of world would this be? In the book, The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, you plunge into a utopian society that has no feelings or pain, and is overwhelmed with sameness, and the main character, Jonas, disembarks on a quest to fix his oh-so-perfect community. Throughout the book, Jonas progresses as a dynamic character

  • Character Analysis Of Jonas In The Giver By Lois Lowry

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    Imagine a place where everything is the same, there is no color, and you can 't make decisions for yourself. Jonas thinks that he lives in a utopia, but really he lives in a place like this. Jonas is the main character in The Giver by Lois Lowry. Jonas is an eleven year old, soon to be twelve. He feels apprehensive about being twelve. In the Book The Giver each child goes through a ceremony that determines what their assignment (or job) will be the age of twelve. Jonas changes throughout The Giver

  • Character Analysis Of Jonas In The Giver, By Lois Lowry

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    a world where you had no choice. No choice of a job, not even a choice of a mate! Everything was decided for you already. If you knew there was a better way of life would you fight for it? Well that 's what Jonas did in the book “The Giver”( by Lois lowry) . Jonas is the protagonist in the book, and there are many things he 's unsure about in his society. Jonas (protagonist) challenges his society by , disagreeing with the ‘release’ of the elderly and imperfect babies, disagreeing with color blindness

  • Jonas In The Giver By Lois Lowry: Seeking Perfection Or Utopia

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    Giver by Lois Lowry, Jonas learns those who never take risks never grow, without memories, knowledge is useless, and that those who do not feel sorrow, cannot know joy. One of the first things Jonas learns is those who never take risks, never grow. He learns this in many situations, but one of the ways he learns is the hardest. For example, Jonas took a risk in the book, by accepting his assignment of Receiver. “He certainly didn’t want to be late for his first day of training either” (Lowry 92). Jonas

  • Differences Between Jonas's Society And Reality In The Giver By Lois Lowry

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    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

  • Examples Of Utopian Society In The Giver

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    The Perfect Place The society Lowry depicts in The Giver is a utopian society; a perfect world as envisioned by its creators. It has removed fear, pain, famine, illness, conflict, and hatred, all things that most of people would like to eliminate in today’s society. In this utopian community, major problems are rare, only minor problems such as scraping your knee would happen. Even when this would happen there would be medications sent to them. In Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel, The Giver, Jonas’s

  • Pursuit Of Knowledge Dangerous

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    situations may not go as planned and will lead to a variety of dangers. Examples of science fiction works that explore the idea of the dangers that could be caused by the strive for knowledge are Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, The Giver by Lois Lowry , and Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, a man with an intellectual disability, Charlie Gordon, is involved in an experiment where he gets the chance to become intelligent. He is gradually

  • The Giver Color Analysis

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    was gone. What if you never saw color again? What if no one could see color? Could humanity bear such a cold, dreary world? In Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver all citizens are unable to see color; however, these citizens do not understand or know what color is. They are simply never given the opportunity to see color.

  • Matched Vs. The Giver

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    to take pills to stay alive, to calm the mind, and to forget. Lois Lowry’s, “The Giver” is a novel that first seems like a utopian society, but as more information is gathered, morphs into a dystopian society. Soon to be a place for which, Jonas,the main character, has an impulse to escape the society. In The Giver’s society, the citizens are always watched, forced to take pills to prevent “stirrings”. In Ally Condie’s “Matched” and Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” reveals dehumanization, surveillance over

  • Courage In The Giver

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    overcoming adversity. As an example, Jonas, the main character in Lois Lowry’s The Giver has to show courage to create change in his community. Furthermore, in Todd Strasser’s The Wave, Laurie, the protagonist, must display courage to stand up against a school of people so she can fight for her beliefs. Granted that, at times courage might be difficult to possess, a person’s courage can be shown from his or her actions. In The Giver by Lois Lowry, Jonas, the protagonist, possesses courage. For example,