The Giver by Lois Lowry

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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. The Giver construes the word love to be “meaningless” and “inappropriate to use,” (p.127). Instead of Jonas’s parents saying that they love him, they would simply state that they are proud of his accomplishments or value his company. By saying this, they are not trying to be rude and callous, but the entire community is unable to fathom the alien idea of love because they no longer possess the memory. In our culture, love is abundant which brings happiness to many people. These warm feelings are absent in The Giver. On the other hand though...

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