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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 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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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Health Care Accessibility for the Homeless - According to a study conducted by the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, “Homelessness can be the cause as well as the result of poor health” (Wise, Emily, Debrody, Corey & Paniucki, Heather, 1999, p.445). This is a theme that has existed within the homeless population for decades. While progressive programs are being put in place all over the country to provide adequate medical services, many are still finding that health care needs of individuals as well as communities are not being met....   [tags: Health Care, Primary Care Giver] 2460 words
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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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Adult Language Influencing Young Adult Novels: An Analysis of the Parallels between The Giver and Brave New World - “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life” said Fernando Pessoa, During the twentieth century dystopian literature was born out of the utopian literature of the early 1900’s as a means for people to “escape” the world they lived in and enter a somewhat perfect world. Literary pieces such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley addressed an audience that an audience primarily comprised of adults that have a more definitive connection to the present societal conditions. However, a recent dystopian literature novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry, targets a different audience, young adults....   [tags: lois lowry, dystopian literature]
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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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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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Euthanasia is NOT Ethical or Moral - According to the Oxford Dictionary, euthanasia is a medically assisted death; painlessly killing a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease. Euthanasia usually allows the medical doctor to be in charge of giving the option of death to the patient or asking the patient’s relatives to euthanize the patient. Many victims of euthanasia involve the elderly or newborn infants. Euthanasia is unethical, impacting negatively the lives of many people. Euthanasia is still performed, even if the patient has chance to live....   [tags: Assisted Suicide, Right to Die]
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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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