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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

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    Essay On Maniac Magee

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    published in the year 1990. It follows the story of an orphan boy searching for a home in the fictional town of Two Mills Pennsylvania. The book also focuses on themes of racism and homelessness. It has also won many awards, including the John Newbery Medal. Jeffrey “Maniac” Magee was a normal and average boy until the age of 3, when his parents tragically died on a car crash and he was forced to live with his Aunt Doc and Uncle Dan, who hated each other and wanted to share everything. Then

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    Mengs Gebremedhin karriersenteret Opus Hadeland The Hunger Games The Hunger Games is one of the three book series written by Suzan Collins. Its first publication was made in 2008. It was followed by Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010). The first part of the book, The Hunger Games (2011 edition), has about 458 pages which took me almost two weeks to finish it. The book is a scientific fiction and adventure in its writing style. Suzan Collins has clearly conveyed the message

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    Class Is presented from the beginning you are born till the end. During the period of your life you can either change your social class or stay the same as society defines you. Jane Eyre is a english novel that explores social class that hold no boundaries that could be crossed. Charlotte Bronte focuses on status flexibility and how Jane the protagonist in the story deals with other characters and evaluates their personalities and how the economic shifts have changed them for the better or for the

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    Conformity is something that humans have been doing for a long time. Such conformity has lead to negative outcomes. This idea is explored through “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut and “The Unknown Citizen” by W.H. Auden. In these two texts conformity eliminates individuality and causes the society to be weakened. In “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut conformity is present in society and individuality is eliminated throughout society which weakens society. First Vonnegut proves the citizens are

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    Holes by Louis Sachar is a story about a guy named Stanly who was at the wrong place at the wrong time and got himself stuck in a camp called camp Green Lake. Camp Green Lake was in the middle of no were, it was nothing but dirt for miles and miles. He made some friends and had to dig holes everyday but one day he escaped and went on an adventure with one friend who escaped before him. The one thing a learned from Stanly in this book was to always be honest. Stanly was walking along in the city one

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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

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    The Giver Narrative Essay

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    Imagine living in a community where one person is chosen to hold all of the world´s memories. Being alone, afraid and separate. Jonas has been through all of these emotions as the Receiver. Jonas's assignment to be the Receiver of Memory is a punishment. Jonas has to receive painful and harsh memories from the Giver, that no one else has to have. Jonas feels different from his friends, and realizes that he is not the same as everyone else. Jonas is learning more things about what the world is really

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    In life, people face the pressures of conformity in their everyday lives from school, to just going shopping for clothing. Throughout literature, protagonists face the pressures of conformity in their lives no matter the age of the character. Both The Giver by Lois Lowry and Number Twelve looks just like You by John Tomerlin deal with pressures of conformity, but they do so in different ways. Both texts are similar because both protagonists want or try to escape the conformity that is within their

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    Could the pursuit of knowledge lead to unknown dangers? Learning about new ideas leads to future advancements, but some 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

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    “Why would anyone go to Camp Green Lake? Most campers weren’t given a choice. Camp Green Lake is a camp for bad boys” (Sachar 5). Have you done something bad? Come to Camp Green Lake! As you think, there’s a lake. Wrong. All you’ll be seeing, is a dry, shriveled up, used to be lake and town with much land where a shovel is waiting for you. A friend is truly needed to survive here at Camp Green Lake, they’ll be the only people who you can rely on. In the novel, Holes, by the award winning author

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    Steve Jobs was fired from his own company, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison, Steven Spielberg was rejected from USC of Cinematic Arts, twice, and Stanley Yelnats overcame a curse, and made a good friend who shaped him as a bold, loyal, and stronger person/friend. I get that you are probably wondering what do all of those people have in common. Well they all have overcame a challenge/failure, by trying to keep their heads up all of the time and stay faithful. During their journey, their attitudes

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    In Lois Lowry 's The Giver Lowry explores the idea of sameness. In the community of The Giver anything different is deemed rude. This type of utopia ensures that there is no hierarchy, no poverty, and no “bad” decisions. Utopia like this can often turn into a kingdom, but in the community of The Giver the system that is in place makes sure that this never happens works very well. In the community of The Giver there is no hierarchy, this makes everything the same for everyone, and because everything

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    Megan Morecraft Honors English II Mrs. Drake September 28, 2016 Equality’s True Motive Similar to The Giver by Lois Lowry, the society (in The Giver) is built upon rules that restrict the motives and individualities of the people that live within the community. For example, in The Giver the Elders of the society took away the ability to see color and feel love for one another by making the people resort to sameness. The protagonist, Jonas, was special like Equality in Anthem, because both of the

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    #10 Name Kaila The Westing Game Chapter Summaries Chapters 1-2: Sunset Towers, which is on Lake Michigan, faces east (away from the sunset), is empty and ready to be populated. The building has great views, service, air conditioning, and is in a great neighborhood. The letters say there are only a few units left, and that the tenants should call right away. There's also space in the building for a doctor's office, coffee shop, and restaurant. The letters are delivered by a strange, 62-year-old

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    Matched Vs. The Giver

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    Matched vs The Giver Dystopian worlds are illusions of a perfect world, they trick the citizens to believe. “Matched” by Ally Condie is a dystopian society novel with a heavily controlled society, in which the government matches you with another citizen and are to be bounded together for life. After Cassia is matched, but, she reveals stronger, unwanted feelings for someone else. Throughout the novel, Cassia divulges information about the government of how they watch her and treat the one she truly

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    The dystopian society in The Giver was created so no one would have to keep memories of pain or love. The citizens did not have any feelings or emotions. In this society, the citizens cannot ask rude or personal questions. They also must do community service when they reach a certain age. Their activities and interests will help the community of elders determine what their assignment, or job, will be. They do not get to choose their job or their spouse. When you want a child you must apply for one

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    The Giver Research Paper

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    The Giver essay The Giver is a 1993 American young-adult fiction-Dystopian novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which first appears as a utopian society, but then it becomes a dystopia. A utopian society is a “perfect world”. A dystopia is a “horrible world”. Is It worth trading freedom for happiness, security, and comfort? In my opinion I would not trade my freedom, because while having freedom you can have happiness, security, and comfort. Even though you do not have a perfect world, I

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    The setting in the Giver is a community placed in a utopian society in futuristic time. In this society, there are many rules, communities around Jonas’s community, and that there is a river running past this community. This river plays a part throughout the story. Many rules control this society like, no color, the elders pick your jobs, and you can apply for a release(death). This community is perfect because everything is under control. In the book it states that there is a river running right

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    Perfection is not necessary to have a good life. In the novel The Giver, the author, Lois Lowry, uses Jonas to show this message. Jonas lives with his family unit, with a set or rules that Jonas did not like. Until he met the giver, and everything changes Jonas´s life. This message of the novel Giver, shows perfection is not necessary to have a good life. In the beginning of the novel, Giver, it shows how following the rules only makes perfection for other people. On page 77-78 it says, “Then he

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