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A Conformist Community on The Giver - ... . without the memories it’s all meaningless” (Lowry 105). The community is missing out on some knowledge from memories. The Giver believes that memories are a source of real intelligence. In fact, these memories are used to make important decisions in the future. For example, they were going to raise the number of births, but the Giver advised them not to because of a memory of starvation. Without Sameness, there would be no Receiver of Memory and nobody would be burdened with all of the memories....   [tags: The Giver] 1754 words
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The Perception of Jonas in Lois Lowry's The Giver - Set in a community with no climate, emotions, choices, or memories Lois Lowry tells the tale of Jonas in The Giver. Jonas is selected to be the receiver of memory, which means the memories of generations past, before the community was created, will all be transferred to him to hold. As Jonas receives memories his concept of the world around him drastically changes. Jonas starts out as twelve-year-old boy with perceptions different from those around him, he then begins to see the community for what it really is, and he makes a plan to change it....   [tags: The Giver] 1252 words
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Perfection in Lois Lowry’s The Giver - Perfection: Step to Dictatorship. No world can be perfect, for the only way to have an ideal world is not to have a world at all. The reader soon discovers this in Lois Lowry’s publication The Giver. In this book, a boy named Jonas is taken through a journey in which he shapes his destiny through decisions he makes and trials he face in a supposed ideal world. One, by reading the book, uncovers the fact that this supposedly perfect world, because of its’ hold on an individuals emotion, the elders recanting people’s unalienable rights to privacy, the government employing an unrestrained grip of control, and the community’s over obsessive view on order, is actually an example of perfection taking a bad turn....   [tags: The Giver]
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The Giver’s Compassion for Jonas - The Giver’s Compassion for Jonas Jonas’ community is ordered and ruled. Everything is same: their clothes, houses and lives. People follow the rules until they die. They know nothing about the true human life. The receiver of memory, the giver, is the only person who is able to the true pleasure of life. When Jonas is elected as the receiver of memory by the community and meets the Giver, his life is changed. Everything he believes in was controlled and hidden the real human life by the community....   [tags: The Giver Essays] 673 words
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The Strange Utopia of The Giver - The Strange Utopia of The Giver Imagine living in a world where you can't choose your job, where at the age of twelve you are assigned an occupation by some group of elders. Imagine a world in which you can't choose that special person to be your wife or husband, a world where nobody is special. Visualize a place where you can't have your own children, where you have to take care of somebody else's children. In The Giver by Louis Lowry, this place exists every day. It's a perfect world, a utopia....   [tags: Giver Essays] 1127 words
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Essay on Loss of Freedom in The Giver - Loss of Freedom in The Giver The Giver, a book written by Lois Lowry, questioned my ideas, thoughts and beliefs. The novel describes an ideal society, in which everything is supposed to be perfect, with all life’s problems solved. It is all about being happy with what the people have and not questioning their life styles because they did not know the difference between good and bad. The people are denied of their preferable way of life without their knowledge of how the real world is supposed to be....   [tags: The Giver Essays] 864 words
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Lois Lowry's The Giver - Lois Lowry's The Giver There is a lot of controversy on why the book "The Giver" was named "The Giver". Many different views are expressed in the piece which gives many different reasons for the name. The book was entitled The Giver because this person is the one who transmits memories to the Receiver-in-training so that the memories can be passed on to the generations....   [tags: Louis Lowry Giver] 970 words
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What is a Ring-giver? - What is a Ring-giver. Those who’ve been asked for the definition of a ring-giver have answered with a dumbfounded facial expression, “Does it have anything to do with the movie Lord of the Rings?" Or others might simply think that the word "ring-giver" basically means a person who gives out rings. This word can be considered a vague term because it might sound like it has one implication, but in fact, it actually has a deeper meaning. During the Anglo-Saxon period, the word "ring-giver" is also labeled as a kenning, which is an extended metaphor....   [tags: Definition Ring Giver Essays] 587 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - The giver is written from the point of view of Jonas, an eleven-year-old boy living in a futuristic society that has eliminated all pain, fear, war, and hatred. There is no prejudice, since everyone looks and acts basically the same, and there is very little competition. Everyone is unfailingly polite. The society has also eliminated choice: at age twelve every member of the community is assigned a job based on his or her abilities and interests. Citizens can apply for and be assigned compatible spouses, and each couple is assigned exactly two children each....   [tags: Lois Lowry Giver] 1105 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - In many works of literature, a character has a significant influence on another character. Lois Lowry demonstrated this concept in The Giver. When one of the main characters in the novel passed on a positive influence to another character. In this work, the people lived in a community that was designed to be nearly flawless. No person could see color, feel neither hatred nor love; no one had a choice in either occupation or education. In this novel, children were assigned to a family when they were young and were raised by two parents....   [tags: Lois Lowry Giver] 902 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - Imagine a world without fear, pain, warfare, poverty, hunger, or terror. It sounds like a perfect world, a utopia but as you read farther into the book you realize that to accomplish all of these things you have to take away some fundamental elements of life such as feelings, love, diversity, choices, and even the ability to see colors. For a community to take away all those aspects of life I don’t think there is a utopia in fact it’s the exact opposite. Life is all about perception of events and if you take away the feeling that u get when you see a girl u like for the first time, the vivid colors as you walk threw a meadow of wild flowers, or the pain of someone close to you dying you go through life without feeling anything just living and doing what you are told without any feeling towards anything....   [tags: Giver Louis Lowry Utopia] 1492 words
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Censorship of Lois Lowry’s The Giver - Censorship of Lois Lowry’s The Giver Every year Kansas students in grades three through eight vote on their favorite of a list of literary works nominated for the William Allen White Award. This award, founded in 1952 honors "one of the state's most distinguished citizens" and journalists (Bogan). A selection committee comprised of representatives of several Kansas educational organizations such as the Department of Education and Association of Teachers of English pool nominations and eventually narrow them to a "master list" of about twenty books....   [tags: Lowry Giver Essays] 2060 words
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Lois Lowry's The Giver Should Not be Censored - Lois Lowry's The Giver Should Not be Censored       Parents in modern society routinely attempt to shield their children from what they view as evils of the world. Adults censor television they watch, conversations they have, and books they read. In so doing, parents feel that they are guarding their children from knowledge that they may not be emotionally capable of handling. However, it also is imperative in the highly competitive atmosphere of modern society for youth to become prepared for the pressures of adulthood....   [tags: Lois Lowry Giver Essays]
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Pain is Worth it to Control Your Own Life: The Giver by Lois Lowry - The Giver a Lois Lowry book has an exceptional life style which questioned my ideas, and beliefs. The novel describes an ideal society, in which everything is supposed to be perfect, with all life’s problems solved. It is all about being happy with what the people have and not questioning their life styles because they did not know the difference between good and bad. The people are denied of their preferable way of life without their knowledge of how the real world is supposed to be. The main character Jonas finds him self gaining access to memories of everyone, when he’s appointed the assignment as a receiver of memory....   [tags: The Giver, Lois Lowry, memory,] 617 words
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The Giver - The Giver The Giver is about a boy named Jonas who lives in the future in an almost perfect community. Jonas is chosen to be the person who carries all the memories of the past, given to him by the giver. It is by Lois Lowry. There are many good and bad things in the Giver. Some good things are that hardly anyone gets hurt. When people do get hurt they take a pill and the pain goes right away. No one ever breaks bones or anything. There are no criminals, and there are no locks on any homes or buildings....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1234 words
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The Giver - Summary The Giver This book is about a boy names Jonas. Jonas lives in a futuristic society where there is no pain, fear, war, and hatred. There is also no prejudice, since everyone looks and acts basically the same, there is very little competition. They have also eliminated choice. You have to apply for a spouse. You cannot just chose who you want and marry them, the community does it for you. His dad works as a Nurturer of new children, and his mom works at the Department of Justice. He also has a little sister named Lilly....   [tags: essays research papers] 559 words
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The Giver - The Giver: Book Report The story starts as Jonas, a twelve- year-old boy, who is waiting for his life assignment. When he is given his assignment, he is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory. As the Receiver he has to get every memory from all over the world from the old Receiver he calls The Giver. The Giver: The Giver is the man who is the old Receiver. He is also the one who gives Jonas the memories. In the community were Jonas lives is everything is controlled, even people's memory. The Giver is the only one who is not controlled....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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The Giver - Book Report - The Giver The Giver by Louis Lowry was published in 1993. I did not choose this book it was recommended to me I classify this book as an inner adventure. As in Jonas goes through an emotional metamorphosis (if you will) Jonas lives in a community where pain, rudeness, and war are non-existent. All children undergoes a ceremony in December every year until they reach twelve years of age, at which point they receive their Assignments, the jobs they will perform as adults. A committee of Elders carefully watches each child in order to determine which adult occupation best suits his or her talents and interests....   [tags: essays research papers] 1057 words
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The Giver - The book The Giver by Louis Lowry is a very interesting book that everyone should take time to read. This book takes you through a community of people where everything has to be perfect. The story line is based around a boy named Jonas. Everyone in the community is assigned a job when they turn twelve and its Jonas turn to step up and get his job. This book is interesting because everything has to be perfect, Jonas gets the best job, and the adventure Jonas has to go through to save a new born child named Gabriel....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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The Giver - The Giver Essay Have you ever felt like starting all over again. Many people would like to have the opportunity to make a new beginning. In the book, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Jonas is making a new beginning by making an end. Jonas is making an end by leaving the community. He leaves with Gabriel because he wants to experience true things outside the community. He was very hurt in the community because he could not share his feelings. He wanted to be able to share and experience his feelings with other people....   [tags: essays research papers] 383 words
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The Giver - He was a peaceful looking man, with a large round belly and rosy red cheeks. Jonas couldn’t help but smile as he stared at the gentle looking figure. The man looked down at the freezing pair. He noticed Jonas’ trembling blue lips and the tiny shaking bundle of blanket that was Gabriel. The man immediately invited Jonas into his home and screamed for his wife to grab blankets and hot chocolate. Jonas sat shyly bundled in blankets as all of the strangers around him whispered to each other about him and Gabe....   [tags: essays research papers] 806 words
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The Truman Show vs. the Giver - ... Truman was told that he lived in a city called Seahaven, but in reality he lived inside a film set which was in the shape of a dome designed by Christof. Whereas, Jonas lived in an open community which even though seemed to be free, notwithstanding, still restricted his rights by not allowing him or anyone to willingly depart from the community. A Utopian world seems pleasant to the readers and viewers, but the hazy image of reality that it pictures makes it appear perfectly bogus. Both the film and the novel distinctly seize the pleasures of their perfect Utopian societies by turning them into a dystopian one....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Dystopian Literature: "The Giver" - ... Children in modern society have the freedom to do whatever they please as child; they can fully live out their childhoods and mature at the appropriate time. People in modern society can choose what they want in life and some do no fully appreciate this freedom. The concept of memory as portrayed in Lowry’s novel plays a key role in what life has to offer to modern society. The community in the novel has no memory of past events; only the Giver and the Receiver of memories can bestow this ability....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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Comparison of "The Giver" and "Brave New World" - What one may think of as being a Utopia could be a dystopia to another. Lowis Lowry’s 1993 novel “The Giver” may seem like a remake of the 1932 “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley given their similar plot lines, but these two novels also have their differences. Jonas and Bernard, the protagonists of the novels, both have an intelligence that wants to know more, that wants to know what is outside of this Utopian place they live in. Both Lowry and Huxley have very different family situations. Lastly, both these societies live in their own definitions of Utopia, but the roots of their government have a resemblance to Plato’s Republic....   [tags: Literature Review] 693 words
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The Giver: Analysis of Jonas - The Giver: Analysis of Jonas On the surface, Jonas is like any other eleven-year-old boy living in his community. He seems more intelligent and perceptive than many of his peers, and he thinks more seriously than they do about life, worrying about his own future as well as his friend Asher’s. He enjoys learning and experiencing new things: he chooses to volunteer at a variety of different centers rather than focusing on one, because he enjoys the freedom of choice that volunteer hours provide. He also enjoys learning about and connecting with other people, and he craves more warmth and human contact than his society permits or encourages....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 501 words
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The Giver Compared to Silent Running - The Giver Compared to Silent Running The movie Silent Running produced by Douglas Trumbull is very comparable to the book, The Giver, written by Lois Lowry. Throughout the movie many things can be related to the book. The two main characters are very similar to one another. This raises many related actions among the two of them. However the book was easier to follow than the movie was the movie was very hard to understand, many times it left the viewer questioning what the message of the movie was....   [tags: Papers] 401 words
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Theme of Utopia in The Giver - Throughout history, people had made numerous futile attempts to create an Utopian society. The term "Utopia" depicts on an imaginary ideal state. Such a state is describe in The Giver. In The Giver, Jonas's community believes in the renunciation of personal properties, rights, one's unique characteristics and of binding personal relationships (such as marriage). This society is believed to be perfect, free of pain and sorrow; everything is under control and "same". This serene society greatly contradict with the one we live in....   [tags: Lois Lowry] 808 words
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The Community in The Giver is Not a Better Alternative to Contemporary Australian Society - The Giver, by Lois Lowry, was published in 1993, and caused worldwide controversy over its views on conformity, communism, and euthanasia. It is about a character named Jonas, who lives in a conformist community where there is no colour, emotions, love, weather and most importantly, choice. This community is inferior to the modern day Australian community. The community in The Giver, which is led by a committee of Elders, does not allow for any choice, as in their eyes, choice is a risky, unnecessary concept....   [tags: Lois Lowry, Australia] 887 words
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The Giver Vs. Brave New World - The Giver by Lois Lowry and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley have many similarities. They both take place in futuristic utopias where happiness is the overall goal. Jonas and Bernard, the major characters in the novels, are both restless individuals who want change. Despite the close similarities, there are many contrasts in the two novels. The childhood, family, and professions arrangements are differently portrayed in the similar novels The Giver and Brave New World. The similarities in the two novels are few despite of the similar concept the novels have....   [tags: essays research papers] 657 words
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Comparing In Our World and the World of The Giver - Parallels In Our World and the World of The Giver     The story in The Giver by Lois Lowry takes place in a community that is not normal. People cannot see color, it is an offense for somebody to touch others, and the community assigns people jobs and children. This unnamed community shown through Jonas’ eye, the main character in this novel, is a perfect society. There is no war, crime, and hunger. Most readers might take it for granted that the community in The Giver differs from the real society....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 800 words
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Comparing Lois Lowry’s The Giver and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 - ... Confession in Fahrenheit 451 facilitates the administration of societal control. People would go as far as betraying their friends so they would not break any laws. For example, Montag’s wife, Millie, sacrifices her own house by confessing to the firemen that her husband is secretly hiding books in their home. The power structures in both novels, The Giver and Fahrenheit 451, are able to maintain their control of the society through social discipline. In order for the societies to be highly disciplined, the power structures must enforce an effective amount of punishment....   [tags: Compare Contrast]
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Essay Comparing Brave New World and The Giver - Comparing Brave New World and The Giver When one examines the similarities between Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and The Giver by Lois Lowry, they may be baffled. They may think that Lowry just did a run off of Huxley's highly successful masterpiece. The similarities are extraordinary, but so are their differences. Many aspects of these novels are almost identical while others are completely foreign to each other. Both of these novels feature structured societies, but the societies are not the same....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 859 words
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Comparing Dystopian Distress in Brave New World, Player Piano, and The Giver - Dystopian Distress in Brave New World, Player Piano, and The Giver       Novels of the same subject matter may have decidedly unique ways of expressing the authors' ideas. Yet, dystopian narratives such as "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley, "Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut, and "The Giver" by Lois Lowry share many similarities in how the novels end. Throughout the genre of dystopian literature, each story has common ambiguous patterns that leave the reader unsure as to specific details at the conclusion....   [tags: comparison compare contrast]
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Health Care Accessibility for the Homeless - ... A large percent of homeless people visit emergency departments for all their medical needs, typically due to a lack of a regular primary care provider (Oppenheimer, Sarah, Judge, Christine & Taube, Robert, 2010, p.1402). Dr. Robert Taube (2010) remarks that “those who live on the streets and assiduously avoid shelters, are among the highest utilizers of emergency department and hospital services” (p.1402). In a study done in 2007, it was discovered that when a person became homeless almost twenty-five percent first sought help through a medical emergency department....   [tags: Health Care, Primary Care Giver] 2460 words
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The Elusive Term - The Elusive Term The word "ring-giver" is slippery because it does not stick to its logical meaning. Once researched and defined, it is known that a ring-giver is a king or overlord. Not just a king can be called a ring-giver. A person in an administrative position can be referred to as a ring-giver. The thanes who received this award of arm-ring or neck-ring proved their battle-worthiness and were held in high respect by their kinsmen. Therefore the warriors kept close watch of their rewards. After research, one also finds the term "ring-giver" is a kenning; or Anglo - Saxon metaphor....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Dystopia or Utopia - ... Memory’s allows you to feel pain and it allows you to also have emotion, which is not present in The Giver. “ None of the members of the community besides Jonas really understand the nature of releases or even question the practice.”(Chaston p118) “The lack of individual and collective memory found in the novels prominent motif which is found in most Dystopian and Utopian literature.” (Hanson p45) “As much as the novel focuses on recovering the past as a means to achieve civil humanity. Lowry also shows that memory is the primary Dystopia tool for opening up the future.” (Hanson pg 45) Lowry uses no imagination, as a metaphor in order to give the reader a warring that society will never be perfect....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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A Comparison of Utopian Societies - Ever since the worlds first nation state was created, the number one goal of its citizens has been to create the “perfect” society. To a majority of people in the novels Brave New World (c.1932) by Aldous Huxley and The Giver (c.1993) by Lois Lowry, a utopia and “perfect” society has been accomplished. But at a second glance, the world that Huxley creates and Lowry’s community are actually totalitarian dystopias with many secrets. The similarities of both novels are evident and some readers may make the conclusion that Lowry simply wrote a spinoff of Huxley’s novel....   [tags: Literary Comparison] 878 words
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Gold: The Unsung Hero - Gold is the hero. Gold is the representation of an Anglo-Saxon hero, as portrayed by Beowulf. Within the epic poem, gold, along with other treasures represents the idealized values of generosity, the pursuit of glory, and the strong desire to leave a legacy. Gold represents generosity through the practice of giving gold to followers and the kenning, “ring giver.” Gold’s role in rewarding loyal soldiers is crucial to understanding the system of comitatus that unites Anglo-Saxon culture. When Beowulf rewards one of his men for guarding the boat, the soldier’s new gold “brought him honor” (1903), and when Beowulf returns to Geatland, he “had brought his king / Horses and treasure – as a man must, / Not weaving nets of malice for his comrades…” (2165-2167)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Themes of Mental, Emotional and Genealogical Equality in Fahrenheit 451 - Literature and media have constantly contemplated the idea of a singular, united mindset and sometimes even genealogy in a group or nation of people. Examples of this idea or plot would be Lois Lowry’s The Giver, the movie Equilibrium, or even Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta. These three examples give three completely altering views on human equality and likeness presented in different ways. In The Giver, it presents a world without color or choices: mental equality. In the movie Equilibrium, it ponders a world where people cannot feel: emotional equality....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451] 935 words
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Attachment Theories: Are Early Attachments Really Necessary? - Attachment theory concerns the psychological, evolutionary and ethological ideas that help us understand relationships between people. Theorists believe that a child has a need to form attachments with an adult care giver to ensure adequate growth and social and emotional development. This ‘bond’ has to be maintained by the care giver and mostly uninterrupted to ensure a child grows into a happy and confident, adapted adult. Freud’s psychoanalytic theory has heavily influenced research into attachment, underpinning the importance of the mother/child bond on future child development....   [tags: early childhood education, psychology] 2413 words
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Teamwork: Dealing with Personalities - Personalities differ with one person to another. Dealing with other people according to their personality will make the team stronger. Knowing personality type can help me to understand myself better and to improve on my weaknesses. Personality defines individuals’ inner characters and who they are as a person. Their behavior patterns are consistent around other people as well by themselves. Even though people hide their true personality in social settings, eventually their inner nature comes out....   [tags: Personalities, teamwork, ] 750 words
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Discussing the Different Types of Learning Styles and Personality Types - Your learning style is your mind’s own unique way of taking in and processing information for you to obtain. No one learns and communicates in the same way. When working with different people we have to make sure we think about the fact that there are different learning styles as well as different personality types. The only way for a small group of individuals to communicate effectively, we need to identify each member’s learning style and personality types from the start so that the team can function in a timely and well-respected manner....   [tags: Education, teaching] 845 words
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Three Types of Friends - There are many types of people in the world and many types of friends. Knowing that, it becomes all the more important to select the right people so that one might have the correct friends, but which types of friends are required. There are ten different types of friends that everybody should have, each fitting into one of three categories: the occasional friends, the benefactors and the greats. The first category, the occasional friends, encompasses three friend types. The first one is the grenade....   [tags: Classification Essay, Friendship] 499 words
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Reciprocity In All Its Forms - Reciprocity In All Its Forms Reciprocity is symbolic of creating, maintaining, or strengthening social relationships as well as satisfying the material needs and wants of someone in need. It refers to the exchange of objects without the use of money or other media of exchange. It can take the form of sharing, hospitality, gifts, or bartering. Anthropologists identify three forms of reciprocity. One form is generalized reciprocity, which is the giving of goods without expectation of a return of equal value at any definite future time....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1251 words
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Criticism - Criticism Criticism can be negative or positive; the way it is said may be good or bad. Why do most of us want to avoid giving or receiving criticism. The purpose of criticism is to encourage positive outcomes (what the giver wants). Ideally, it brings balance into our lives, provides us with a basis of comparison, and brings truth, honesty, and intimacy. Hopefully, it gives us honest feedback—a balance of praise and criticism. Do most of us want to know how we are doing. Why do successful business people actually seek out criticism from people they respect....   [tags: essays research papers] 1089 words
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Summer Reading - Over the course of this summer I read four books. The books I read were Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry again. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling was the first book I read this summer and I really liked it. I decided to read the 5th Harry Potter book because I had it and I never really got a chance to read it. The book begins were it had left you of in the 4th book when Harry is just about to enter his 5th year at Hogwarts....   [tags: essays research papers] 768 words
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Dystopian Societies in Literature - The arena that is reality is a house of balance. With gain comes inherent loss. As the world is imperfect, so too are its inhabitants. With this imperfection, however, comes the meaning of life. The gift of choice granted to man is the trait separating him from the instinctual animal. The belief that choice composes the essence of man is common to many traditions. Through the ability to be flawed, springs man's perfection and his greatest triumph of all: the capacity to elect good over evil, love over hatred....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 848 words
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Policies and Procedures in Nursing Practice - ... The giver identified the patient and explained the procedure to the patient before starting the procedure. Hospital stays can be confusing and stressful for patients and it’s very important to explain the plan of care and to educate patient to alleviate this stress. Patient should have a clear understanding of the procedure and have agreement and cooperation with the care giver. While this writer was watching the procedure, the caregiver forgot to wash her hands thoroughly before starting the procedure....   [tags: Nursing ]
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The Diversity of Learning Styles - The life of a functioning adult in today’s world consists mostly of communicating with people and groups that have different personalities and learning styles. So, it is vitally important that we learn to communicate in diverse ways so that our message(s) get across in the most effective and through way(s) possible. One of the learning styles that is hardest for me relate with is musical learning. While I enjoy listening to music and occasionally creating music, I simply do not absorb and process information that way....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers] 570 words
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Lives on the Boundary - The Giver Jonas, an eleven year old boy , was very intellegent and outstanding. In fact he surpassed the other kid’s intelligence. He grew up with her sister Lily and a special visitor named Gabriel very well educated by his parents . He was almost a perfect son, he was friendly and good hearted. In fact he fell in love with a girl named Fiona.. He learned very quickly all about his community, a community where all the people lived happy and peaceful lives. Jonas life was perfect, even the community were he was living seemed to be perfect....   [tags: essays research papers] 1180 words
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