In other words their life is planned out. The reason the community was afraid that the people would make choices of their own is because of the chance of wrong choices. Therefore the people might cause havoc with wrong choices. In this passage Jonas learns why the community was afraid of choices. “Once he had yearned for choice.
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. He is getting to realize that he will not be able to stay in the community any more and starts to find his own and comfort place. I would like to focus on describing the Giver’ compression for Jonas because I do think that this book can not be described without him.
We as people must look after ourselves and live for ourselves or we will become caught in our problems and become the people we were helping. Ayn Rand, in her novel, Anthem warns us of “Moochers”, people who demand, expect, or need support from others or the government. Rand supports her claim by creating a society in her book Anthem, where the people depend on their “Brothers”, the word “I” is not known by anyone, a job is appointed to you by a council, electricity is not known of, and no man can be smarter than the others in their profession. The author’s purpose is to show that a society with people depending on others takes away individualism and results in low evolution and zero change. The author writes in a formal tone for readers.
In Lois Lowry’s The Giver, Jonas and his community live in a world without memories. As no one has anything from the past to compare their current lives to, there is also no concept of real pain or pleasure. Both pain and pleasure are important aspects of life and the human experience, giving each person a different perspective based upon their experiences, creating differences that the community of The Giver strives to get rid of. In order to protect sameness and equality in every aspect of life throughout the population, no one can be allowed memories except for the one chosen member, the Receiver of Memories. When Jonas becomes the Receiver of Memories, he obtains memories of both pain and pleasure.
Jonas wants to leave the community to discover the truth about Elsewhere and what is there. While Jonas’ motivating factors to leave the community are for the selfish reason to experience life, he additionally leaves for their understanding of the past and to give them the ability to love through one another’s burdens. Jonas understands the consequences of leaving the community, but wants to be able to experience colors, pain, and love; which he couldn’t have if he stayed. “If it failed, he would very likely be killed. But what did that matter?
Surprisingly you could say Bob Ewell wants to also protect his children from the rest of the community because he was trying to protect his daughter Mayella from the rest of the community because he thought it was the right thing to do. As of his deep set hatred for the community from which he lives he cannot show this care for his children in the right way. So even though these two characters are opposite in the way they act, they are similar in protecting their children; Atticus knows how to protect his children in the right way, but Bob Ewell doesn’t, which makes him vicious and violent towards Maycomb and even his own children.
The Giver by Lois Lowry describes a perfect world without suffering, war and caring prejudice. Jonas, the main character in The Giver, is selected to be a memory receiver and therefore awakens to the dreadful essence of his community. Though Jonas's community pursues a utopian society, it is actually a dystopian world which deprives villagers of human rights and obliterates their humanity, including sensibility and elaborative faculty. In order to create a harmonious community without hardship of lives, the government implements autocratic laws. To begin with, though strict rules and rituals executed in Jonas's community are essential to an orderly society, they can also efface villagers human rights including individuality, dominating in villagers lives instead of supervising them.
The reason for this is that growing up we did not have much, so we had to work for what we did have. My parents taught me and my brothers to stick together no matter what. The lessons that they taught me causes me to view myself different than other nineteen year olds. I know that nothing I do is for me; it is for the greater good of my family. I strive for the top in everything that I do because that is how I was raised.
Harper’s presentation, he discussed the importance of mentoring. He also discussed some myths of being a mentor and how to be successful and bold. To be successful and bold Mr. Harper said that a person should ask for what they want in life. “Closed mouths don’t get fed” is a popular expression that describes exactly what Mr. Harper was talking about. An individual cannot be scared to ask for what they want in life, because the worst thing that they can be told is no.
In this "utopia," created in The Giver you don't get to do that. Other people choose the activity you are going to do for the rest of your life. Fiona was assigned Caretaker of The Old, a job she really wanted, but what happens if she starts that job and decides that she really doesn’t like it, She can't change jobs because she lives in a world where she doesn't have a choice, where she can't run her own life. By not having any kind of influence in one of the major choices in your life, the community can have some tragedies such as this one from the book. " I heard about a guy who was absolutely sure he was going to be an engineer and instead he was assigned sanitation laborer.