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A Conformist Community on The Giver - Dream of a world that has only one culture. Since there is only one culture, nothing is different. This would be a splendid way to live life. There would be no issues between people of different cultures. Everyone has their own point of view for things, so it is natural that one race’s views might clash with another’s. All cultures have their own special rituals that might interrupt or annoy people of another culture. For example, an Indian person might wake up early in the morning and play loud spiritual music to pray to his or her gods....   [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 t...   [tags: The Giver]
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - The Giver takes place in this futuristic society where the government controls all. The elders are the head of the society. Their society does not have a name but they call other neighboring societies elsewhere. There society is on some planet which is probably earth. The elders assign each person a job when they turn twelve years old. There are no birthdays and everyone proceeds to the next age on the same day every year. This community is actually very bad because they don’t let their people have memories....   [tags: jonas, the giver, memories] 1545 words
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The Giver Book Analysis - Memories are one of the largest equalizers among the human race. Memories of completely wonderful, tingling sensation causing moments or just plain awful instants, everyone has them. If taken from us, the assumption would be that we would be incapacitated to the point of not even knowing ourselves let alone the world around us. However, The Giver depicts this kind of society as a robotic community; only knowing what is taught and rid of those who wonder in thought. When I first picked up this book, I read the back cover summary and was instantly intrigued....   [tags: memories, the giver, lois lowry] 656 words
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Louis Lowry’s The Giver: Dystopia or Utopia? - Louis Lowry’s The Giver uses a dystopian society as a metaphor to show how one lives without pain and lacks knowledge of other places in order to give the reader a warring that society will never be perfect. “The Giver offers experiences that enhance readers levels of inquiry and reflection.” (Friedman & Cataldo pp102-112) At First glance the novel's setting seems to be a utopia, where all possible steps are taken to eliminate pain and anguish. Often the difference between a Utopia and a Dystopia is the author’s point of view....   [tags: The Giver Essays]
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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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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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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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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 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 t...   [tags: Giver Louis Lowry Utopia] 1492 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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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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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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Themes in The Giver - ... Memories are very essential to life in many ways. One of those ways is learning from one’s mistakes and misfortunes. People make mistakes. Without the memory of mistakes made, one cannot learn from them and make decisions about the future (Shmoop). Memory does involve pain and sadness though. According to Jessica Turcotte, “In order to truly experience happiness, we must first experience at least some pain, instead of being neutral for the rest of our lives.” Turcotte also says that nobody knows pain if they have never felt it....   [tags: Lois Lowry novel analysis] 1213 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 - Life is a very valuable asset, but when lived on someone else’s terms its nothing but a compromise. The seemingly perfect image of Utopia which combines happiness and honesty with purity, very often leads in forming a dystopian environment. The shrewd discrepancy of Utopia is presented in both the novel ‘The Giver’ by Lois Lowry and the film ‘The Truman Show’ directed by Peter Weir. Both stories depict a perfect community, perfect people, perfect life, perfect world, and a perfect lie. These perfect worlds may appear to shield its inhabitants from evil and on the other hand appear to give individuals no rights of their own....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Society in The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... The Giver is the one who trains Jonas and gives him the memories. He’s the old Receiver of Memory. 2. “The Giver” starts out when Jonas is at the river thinking about how it's almost December and he’s trying to think of the right word to use for how he feels about the ceremony coming up. He turns a Twelve and he doesn’t have a clue what assignment the Elders would choose for him. Jonas decided he was apprehensive about this special December. At dinner Jonas talked to his parents about how he was feeling about the ceremony of Twelve and they talked to him about how the Elders made sure to watch everyone very carefully so they made the right choice at picking out the assignments for each i...   [tags: futuristic, job, society] 1152 words
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The Giver: The Importance of Individuality - ... Most of the significant characters and events that occur in this novel have at least a bit of symbolism. The text on the page in this novel is solely a cover for the true symbolism that hides beneath the surface. In this novel, foreshadowing is a crucial literary element that Lois Lowry uses to give the reader hints about what is going to happen later on in the book. Foreshadowing gives the reader an idea of the main character's personality, introduces the conflicts that are yet to happen, and discreetly proposes the main theme: the importance of being an individual....   [tags: society, symbolism, foreshadowing]
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - In a utopia where the inhabitants thrive on the simple idea of sameness, the truth of the unspoken of past, was entrusted in the unexpecting young mind of a boy named Jonas. The Giver, by Lois Lowry, created an entire community which carries out each day full of bliss while completely ignorant about what they are lacking. When Jonas was selected to carry out the heavy and draining job of receiving the memories of things such as colors, feelings, and music, he was finally able to comprehend that a utopia without these, is not a utopia at all....   [tags: utopia, controlled, regulated] 579 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... They are transmitted by the Giver putting his hand son Jonas’s bare back. When he is given the memories he starts to understand how horrible their life really is with out any emotions or feelings. During his training to become Recover of Memory his family unit is keep a newborn with them because he has difficult sleeping at night. Jonas, by mistake, begins transmitting happy, warm memories to him at night to sooth him and help him sleep. The Giver and Jonas begin to form a bond, like a grandfather and grandchild, and they devise a plan to end the terrible reality that is The Community....   [tags: book review and story analysis] 945 words
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A Doll's House and The Giver - ... People will lack the free will of choosing for themselves. Both Nora and Jonas live in corrupt societies, but with a different setting. Jonas lives in a world where everything and everyone is the same, whereas Nora’s society is not of sameness, but of difference, the difference of the rights of woman. Jonas is frustrated in the sameness of his community and the corruption of not having a choice. His perspective changes when he realizes what it’s like to have choices. Jonas’s change of perspective is incompatible with the sameness of the community (Chappell)....   [tags: awareness in society, character analysis]
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - In Lois Lowry’s, The Giver, Jonas comes to find who he is through struggles he faces with his family, friends, and the Giver. This novel is complex and surprising (Lord). Zaidman states,” In The Giver, Lowry explores new territory. This fantasy's seemingly perfect society (without pain, disorder, or overpopulation) is actually a frightening dystopia (without love, colors, or sense of the past). (Zaidman)” This novel is fighting a struggle of being on a school reading ban list. The Giver is often challenged because of the adult subject matter (Lord)....   [tags: literary analysis, Jonas]
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... Also, due to the fact that he is a receiver in training, he wants to know whether his training is worthwhile. As quoted in the book by Jonas,” Do you love me?” (127) Jonas is showing that he did not know what love really is before he is given the memory from the Giver. This event also proves that does not know much about the pastimes of his community. Although Jonas was curious, he also was very thin-skinned. After Jonas stopped taking the stirrings pills, he felt a mixture of different emotions, one of them being sympathy....   [tags: story and character analysis] 687 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... An additional example of Jonas’s curiosity is when he receives the first memory from the Giver, a foreign memory of sleds and hills. Jonas asks, “‘Why don’t we have snow, and sleds, and hills?’” (83). This proves Jonas’s curiosity because he wants to know; he likes knowing things. Through the painful discoveries from his own curiosity, Jonas uses his most oblivious yet necessary character trait: bravery. Using bravery, Jonas overcomes the biggest obstacle that comes with memories - pain. At first small pains, then harsh emotional pain....   [tags: dystopian novel analysis]
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The Giver, by Lois Lowry - Dystopian literature brings warning to the modern world and allows the audience to experience a new perception of life. The 1993 novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, fits into the dystopian genre because it makes judgment about modern society. She inscribed her novel “For all the children to whom we entrust the future”, which serves as a hope for a better future (Franklin). She targets the younger generation because they are the future. In Lowry’s novel, The Giver, Lowry’s perspective on modern society is that it tends to stay within its comfort zone, which creates limitations in life....   [tags: Dystopian Literature]
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Change in The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... This shows that he has changed from a naive person to a wise man. Usually , in our generation, everyone can see color. everyone know s what happens.But, he also changes into a kid that never lied to a teenager who lied to his parents. Jonas changed from a kid who never lied before to a teenager who lies to his parents. When Jonas read his manual rules for his training for training, it said that he may permit to lie and he thought “He had never, within his memory, been tempted to lie.” (71) He had never lied to his parents before and he is shocked when he sees that rule in his rules book....   [tags: community, wise, naive, lied, rebel]
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The Giver, by Lois Lowry - “The Giver” a novel by Lois Lowry (1993), is an, engaging science fiction tale that provides the reader with examples of thought provoking ethical and moral quandaries. It is a novel geared to the young teenage reader but also kept me riveted. Assigning this novel as a class assignment would provide many opportunities for teachers and students to discuss values and morals. The Plot The main protagonist is a young boy named Jonas, living in a utopian community, which, at first glance, seems like an ideal place to live....   [tags: literary analysis, Lois Lowry]
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... Then, when he has had a choice, he had made the wrong one: the choice to leave. And now he was starving" (174). As shown here, Jonas thinks that he has made the wrong choice, but if he had stayed, he would’ve had a colorless, emotionless, life without choices. Lowry talks about how people should be free to do what they want, and she stresses about the importance of choices. People should be able to have a mind of their own and have the right to stand up for what should be done. Moreover Lowry shows that safety deletes all deep emotions within the community....   [tags: story analysis]
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... The people in Jonas's Community share their feelings with family members each evening. However, the feelings they share are merely outer emotions that they have in their day to day routines and are superficial in the means of “true” feelings. For example, when Lily expressed anger from the incident at the park with the boy from a different community who broke the rules, it was not genuine anger. Jonas realized, instead, she felt “exasperation and impatience” , and her feelings were relieved instantly after sharing them with her family....   [tags: literary analysis] 553 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... Jonas found out that his father was going to kill his stepbrother, Gabe and he was furious. His father doesn’t even know what the word kill means. His father honestly thought he was helping Gabe by releasing him, just because he didn’t sleep soundly through the night. If he knew the emotions of love, empathy and hope he might have known that release is a bad thing. But they chose to not have feelings because they were afraid of heartbreaks, Lockwood2 the feeling of loss, hate and envy....   [tags: story analysis] 631 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... As the story progresses and Jonas’s grow as a person and receives the memories from the Giver. He realized that differences are good things, something to have to be celebrated and use of, not ignored completely. "No one mentioned such things; it was not a rule, but was considered rude to call attention to things that were unsettling or different about individuals" (20). In the book also recall identical twins, in this case the community cannot have two identical persons in the community. “I’m the next on the list....   [tags: story analysis] 827 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... Instead, there are birthmothers who give birth to the children and those children are then assigned to a family once the children and that family are ready. This is really different compared to our society because we do not assign children to their families and there is certainly no rule making it illegal for moms to give birth to their children. Therefore, in terms of the family unit, our family units and Jonas’ are very different – one can consist of more than two children while the other can only have 2 children....   [tags: society, family unit] 862 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - Safety and comfort is a choice that most people prefer. However, sometimes familiarity isn’t always the best selection. There are times where having to break through comfort zone is a better choice. Freedom is an element that is essential to life. Personal choice is so significant, a plethora of individuals actually surrender many things to receive it. For example, take a look at Lois Lowry’s Newberry Award winningbook, The Giver. In this adventurous story, a young boy named Jonas makes a life-changing decision....   [tags: safety, comfort, freedom]
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Analysis and Summary of The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... They have no choice to pick and choose; what they choose for you it’s what you have to do. If you don’t comply, they will expel you from the community forever. So, when that time came for Jonas, he was very excited but scared at the same time. He didn’t know what kind of job they will pick for him. Each of his friends were given the job they liked. They were been called by numbers and when Jonas number was not mentioned he became worried. Finally, at the end of the event his number was called....   [tags: plot, setting, title, time, characters] 607 words
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Jonas' New Found Feelings in The Giver - ... Since Jonas has never truly felt feelings, he is unable to know what it feels like to be truly frightened. This shows that he is shallow, because he is isolated from all emotions; he has never experienced real feelings, only what he thinks to be real feelings. Overall, Jonas is shallow before receiving memories, but, he becomes more compassionate after receiving memories from the Giver. After Jonas receives memories from the Giver, he becomes more compassionate, and he displays his compassion through his new ability to truly feel feelings and his determination to save Gabriel....   [tags: Lois Lowry novel, character analysis] 722 words
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Selfish and Selfless in the Giver by Lois Lowry - ... Jonas is willing to risk the unknown for the idea of finding Elsewhere for himself. He knows how much he does not fit in with the community and wants to be able to be himself, to love, and to share the memories without being chastised. “He felt, surprisingly, no fear, nor any regret at leaving the community behind” (Lowry 164). Jonas was ready for what was ahead of him; even if he didn’t know what that was. He knows that leaving the community is the best option for him and the people of the community, because they need to know about the world’s past and Jonas wants to be able to experience life to the fullest....   [tags: community, modern society] 716 words
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Jonas' Confusion in The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... He doesn’t have a single idea about what occupation he wants to take up his time with, although he enjoys volunteering at a variety of different jobs. Though he is a well-behaved citizen and a good student, Jonas is different: he has pale eyes, while most people in his community have dark eyes, and he has “unusual powers of perception”. Sometimes objects “change” when he looks at them. He does not know it yet, but he alone in his community with can perceive flashes of color, unlike everyone else seeing in only black or white....   [tags: futuristic civilization, abolished choices, memory]
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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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Analysis of The Giver Book by Lois Lowry - The Giver starts off as the ordinary story of an eleven-year-old boy named Jonas. When we meet the protagonist, he is apprehensive about the Ceremony of Twelve, at which he will be assigned his job. Although he has no clue as to what job he might be assigned, he is astonished when he is selected to be the Receiver of Memory. He learns that it is a job of the highest honor, one that requires him to bear physical pain of a magnitude beyond anyone’s experience. As the story progresses, we realise that the society in it is not as ordinary as it seems....   [tags: Pre-teen, Memory, Novel]
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A Clueless Community in The Giver by Mrs. Lowry - ... Kids here cannot even have individuality because kids are just a number. Another reason Jonas can notice that his family doesn’t love him is because they don’t really care about his emotions. Jonas experienced stirrings and had to tell his parents. Jonas’ mom explained to Jonas “No, no,” “It’s just the pills. You’re ready for the pills, that’s all.”(37) In this community, stirrings are not allowed. As soon as a teenager or kid has them, they immediately have to report it to their parents....   [tags: jonas, privacy and individuality] 609 words
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The Giver, Equilibrium and Modern Day Society - In our modern world, many would classify this current generation as disappointing and sometimes even, pathetic. We often categorize ourself as greed, trying to take more than we need. Many believe that our society is corrupted and can not be fixed although some sit back and just watch, much like, in both the book and the film. In 'The Giver', the elders gave an appearance of a perfect society with no violence, no problems and no pain but hid valuable information to many. They simply dismissed all of their wrong-doings for the better of their perfect world which in many cases is exactly like real life....   [tags: false security, information, wrong doings]
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1984 versusThe Giver - ... Meaningless. He had never before felt anything as meaningful as the memory.” ( Lowry 130). His society and its form of leadership have restricted many things, including some emotions that he has never felt before. This clearly shows how much control the governments in these two societies must obtain and keep. This way, no one steps out of line, and everyone follows the rules. By having an upper hand in even the smallest aspects of their daily lives, it gives them all the control they need. Winston has always known the problem with his society, and Jonas eventually sees it as he advances in knowledge that had been kept from him....   [tags: Geroge Orwell, Lois Lowry novel comparison]
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Freedom and Individuality in The Giver by Lois Lowry - “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are… You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first (Morrison).” Individuality defines the purpose of living on planet Earth; it is what sets humans apart from robots, how who we are inspires our actions and the motivation behind them. Some novels hope to instill this belief through the use of a dystopian society....   [tags: utopia, thomas more]
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Immorality of Euthenasia in The Giver by Lowis Lowery - ... “Then he picked up a small carton… and lifted the body into it. He laced the lid on tightly… he opened a door in the wall…it was the same sort of chute that trash was deposited into” (150). His dad’s lack of a negative reaction shows how well the community has taken feeling from people. His dad has no reaction whatsoever as if this is just another day at the office. This is the immorality of euthanasia. Next, I will talk about euthanasia of the old. In The Giver there are no grandparents. When Jonas gets the memory about Christmas he says that with grandparents it felt a “little more complete” (126)....   [tags: immoral, rescue, infants, kill, old] 676 words
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Societies Maintaining Control in The Allegory of the Cave and The Giver - ... The societies in “The Allegory of the Cave” and “The Giver,” maintain control in similar ways too. In “The Allegory of the Cave” and “The Giver,” the “controllers” both limit the range of experience of the members in the community. “Thus they stay in the same place so that there is only one thing for them to look at: whatever they encounter in front of their faces.” Because of the shackles the puppeteers gave them, they cannot move their heads and see other wonders so, they only experience what is put in front of them....   [tags: puppets, prison, freedom]
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The Giver, by Lois Lowry: Decisions and Personal Empowerment - Lois Lowry’s The Giver considers something the world takes for granted: personal empowerment. These simple day-to-day decisions create what the world is. Without self-empowerment and right to believe in a personal decision, what is the human race. The world can only imagine, as Lois Lowry does in The Giver. She asks: What if everything in life was decided by others. What if spouses, children, the weather, education, and careers were chosen based upon the subjects’ personality. What if it didn’t matter what the subject thought....   [tags: Irony, Symbolism, Foreshadowing] 986 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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Language and Three words in Lois Lowry’s The Giver - ... If the general public knew the true action of release, it would cause confusion. This is shown on pages 150 and 151 of “The Giver” when Jonas sees what being released actually is. He describes his feelings as “a ripping sensation inside himself, the feeling of terrible pain clawing its way forward.” If everyone in the community knew what being released was and everyone agreed with Jonas, they would want to leave the community. Therefore masking the true meaning of release does affect people’s behavior because people think that being released when you are old is an amazing thing....   [tags: Release, Assignment, Stirrings] 802 words
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Lois Lowry's Use of Allusion Throughout The Giver - ... The community is a utopian society which as the Garden of Eden was and all was made an idea of perfection. Lowry uses these names to give an indepted background and all these figures and charcters have a similar role in their society. “...discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives,” (Lowry,4). A utopian society is to be though of perfect or idealistic. The charcters in the book have no feelings, no choices, and no memories other thhan their own life. The Giver and Jonas are the only two with memories since their job is to be the holder of them and Jonas stops taking his medication to no longer interfearing with his body that gives him feelings....   [tags: biblical, choice, memory]
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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: Free Essays] 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 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: Free Essay Writer] 501 words
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A Story of a Boy in a Dystopian Society in The Giver By Lois Lowry - ... society. Through Jonas's point of view, we can see just how much Jonas starts to despise his community. This hatred builds up in Jonas and explodes in the theme man vs. society. Jonas lives in a dystopian society (Hanson). This community is strictly made up of rules and rituals (Hanson). Also the fact that the people are colorblind shows just how strict Jonas's community really is about sameness (Hanson). "Jonas mimicked in a cruel, sarcastic voice. 'I will kill people, sir. Old people. Small newborn people....   [tags: symbolism, brainwash, community]
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The Giver and The Hunger Games: Novels that Exemplify a Totalitarian System - ... He is part of the Committee of Elders, however he is isolated from them because he bears the memories ot the Community. These should give him wisdom so that he can be questioned by the committee when new and difficult problems occur. A parallel between both novels is the close supervision the leaders have on their citizens. In The Giver we can see that they are monitored via speakers and that “[a]ll private ceremonies are recorded” . In The Hunger Games we learn about the supervision in the secound book, Catching Fire, when Snow pressures and thretens Katniss by knowing everything about her life, also about the kiss with Gale ....   [tags: Government, Community]
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With Happiness Comes Pain in Lois Lowry's The Giver - ... Jonas has to escape the community, to elsewhere, in order to be happy. Symbolism also plays a big role in the theme that one cannot have happiness without pain. The author uses symbolism to show what some of the objects mean. An example that brings out the literary element symbolism is the sled. In the book the sled symbolizes escape from the community to elsewhere. Another example of symbolism is the speaker. The speaker represents authority and power. In the book the people of the community always obeyed the speaker....   [tags: foreshadowing, symbolism, imagery]
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A Lack of Memories Affect Society in The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... They would not question the methods as it would seem normal to them. The book also talks about how different memories can change someone. Jonas reacted strongly when he realised how much he would prefer a life where he could make his own choices, using past memories and experiences to make the right decisions. Another situation involving Jonas was when the Giver had transmitted a memory of love to Jonas. He went back home and ask his parents ‘‘Do you love me?’’ (Lowry 162). His father was amused and asked for precision of language from Jonas, and his mother explained the word ‘‘love’’ was obsolete and meaningless....   [tags: community, restictions, killing]
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The Altercation Between the Parallel Universe in The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... Another example written by Lowry, “But now that I can see colors, at least sometimes I was thinking. What if we could hold up things that were bright red, or bright yellow and we could choose. Instead of sameness?” (93). In addition, their government even control their right to see colors, how many other right do they even control too. In order to establish trust and honesty in the society, citizens should express their own though and feelings not just keep obeying whatever their government order....   [tags: government, family, freedom]
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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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How Generosity Helps Make A Good Human - ... Yet, a noteworthy characteristic we often overlook and minimally discuss is generosity. However, what defines generosity. A generous individual can be described as one who grants to others in need, however is only concerned with the condition of the collector and not of their own contraction. By definition, authentic generosity requires one to comprise a degree of contentment. One must acknowledge the reality that granting rightfully owned assets to another individual means one will possess less....   [tags: kindness, giver, satisfaction] 673 words
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Lowry Illustrates a Futursitic Society Through Her Experiences in Japan in the Giver - ... A final memory Lowry recalls was that in her small college dormitory of fourteen girls, one of them was quite different from all the other girls, so instead of teasing her they all would just ignore her. Lowry continues by explaining that by ignoring the girl it almost made her invisible; like she was not there at all. That instilled a sense of comfort or safeness (Telgen 169). By shutting out the “different” in her college dormitory all of the other girls felt a sense of comfort or safeness....   [tags: community, culture, memory] 1033 words
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Seeking Perfection and Utopia - Jonas gradually stepped outside his house. He turned left and right and saw Eights beginning to ride their bicycles and Twelves who were excited to be getting their job assignments. As he strapped on his helmet and edged his way onto his bicycle, he saw an apple his friend was throwing around change. It was instantaneous. There one second, gone the next. His friend threw a confused expression on his face when Jonas asked if he saw the change. Maybe it had been a hallucination. What had it been....   [tags: The Giver, Modern Day Society] 1295 words
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Comparing Lois Lowry’s The Giver and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 - The novels The Giver by Lois Lowry and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury are both very similar and take place in futuristic dystopian societies. In The Giver, the 12- year old protagonist, Jonas, is given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve. Jonas becomes the Receiver of Memory, shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives. Likewise, in Fahrenheit 451 the main character Guy Montag recognizes how awful and empty his community is....   [tags: Compare Contrast]
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Controversial Conflicts in Award-Winning Novel The Giver by Lois Lowry - “The books that the world call immoral are the books that show the world its own shame,” famous author Oscar Wilde once said. In Lois Lowry’s controversial young adult novel The Giver, twelve-year-old protagonist Jonas lives in a dystopian world in which citizens in the Community have their career, spouse, and children picked for them by the Elders. The Community is dominated by the concept of Sameness where individuality, emotion, and color do not exist. In fact, everyone is assigned the same birthday....   [tags: inmoral, shame, oscar wilde]
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The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, and Logan's Run, by William F. Nolan - Utopia seems like a wonderful idea where everything is perfect and no one suffers. Three stories address this topic and show how even the best ideas have their downside. The Giver tells of a society where everything is the same and no one has to worry about making a wrong decision. Fahrenheit 451 tells of a society that bans book in the interest of preventing unhappiness. The society in Logan's Run is full of pleasure but only for 30 years. In practice though, these utopias present each of the protagonists with a problem where they question how perfect their perfect worlds really is....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Dystopian Genre] 748 words
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