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The Giver by Lois Lowry

In the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry, the receivers are the only people who have feelings and memories. The elders are the people who choose what the best is for their people in the community and sometimes they go to the receiver for help on making the right decisions. The people from the community do not see color, or have freedom on making a decision for them. There is no love, feelings, and grandparents. Jonas is assigned to be the next receiver of the community; He was trained by the giver, who transfers memories of the pain and pleasures of life, who also shows him the truth and reality that is hidden to the community. Jonas’s community does not represent the ideal of society because there are no choices or distinctions between men and women. This people from the community are assigned to a role in the community, where they do it until they are old and sent to the House of the old and wait for their release.
There is one positive thing about Jonas’s community. The community is the people from the community are given the basics need for their survival. “He watched while Mother tidied the remains of the morning meal and places the tray by the front door for the collection crew” (36-37). This statement had given us the idea that the whole community is being feed. The elder of the community, gives each family unit the same things so they all could have equal conditions, and evict social classes in the community.
In Jonas's community, there is no distinctions between man and women since they are born they are given numbers, and until they are assign to their parents they are given a name. Jonas was taught to ignore the differences between people. Even was not one of the rules by the elders and considered by the people in the com...

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... all aspects of life were controlled, and all things were equal. In the community, there is not freedom of choices at all except for choosing where to do their community help; all decisions are made by the elders.
It has been discussed how Jonas’s community do not represent a perfect or ideal society. One of the main reasons given that if a citizen in the community does not do what they elders tell them to do; they are going to be release, meaning kill them. Some of the other things mentioned are the types of things that they do not have freedom of choice. Jonas’s society was to believe to be the ideal of society having given the basics things for their survive, but at the end it reveals that the people in the community are not being told the truth about the things the elders do, or knew for examples the colors, feelings and all the things that were before sameness.
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