Memories are one of the most important parts of life; there is no true happiness without the reminiscence of pain or love. This concept is portrayed in "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. The story tells of a 12 year old Jonas who lives in a “utopian” society, in which civilization coexist peacefully, and possess ideal lifestyles where all bad memories are destroyed to avoid the feeling of pain. Jonas becomes the receiver, someone who receives good and bad memories, and he is transmitted memories of pain and pleasure from The Giver and is taught to keep the secret to himself. The author shows one should cherish memories, whether it be good or bad, as they are all of what is left of the past, and we should learn from it as to better ourselves in the
Lois Lowry, the author of the book The Giver, often portrays her young protagonists from her experience as a child. Lowry was born on March 20, 1937 (Dellinger). During her early life, she was very interested in reading and was very solitary (Dellinger). This is where she got her idea to become an author. Lowry went on to pursue her dream of writing at Brown University (Dellinger). After graduating, she went back to college at the University of Southern Maine to further study writing (Dellinger). Lowry married a Naval officer and together they had four children (Dellinger). Lowry often used her children's escapades as inspiration for her books (Dellinger). Continuing on, The Giver is a story about a young boy named Jonas who lives in a dystopian society (Hanson). Jonas is different, though, because unlike the others in the community, he has the ability to see color and retain memories such as war, snow, and even a sunburn (Hanson). To sum up, Lois Lowry uses foreshadowing, setting, and symbolism in The Giver to portray the theme man vs. society.
The Giver made by Lois Lowry is about a boy named Jonas who becomes the receiver of memory for the society. Jonas’ job is to receive all of the memories of the past from the giver, The society in The Giver tries to show itself as a utopian society by creating a sense of peace and calmness by how the different systems is portrayed and the systems they use to convince the public that their society is safe, calm, and peace, but it is actually quite different for multiple reasons. Three reason why The Giver is a dystopian society is because of the releases, the constant lies, and the ways they control the public.
In the Novel “The Giver”, by Lois Lowry, all Jonas’s community knows is Sameness. Jonas however, is different. He was given the incredible responsibility for holding, experiencing, and protecting all the memories of the past. As Jonas gained wisdom from all of these memories over time, he gradually made decisions impacting the outcome of his life, and of so many others. Through all of these memories he learned the tremendous values coming from problem-solving, knowledge from memories, and being courageous.
The giver begins by describing the apprehensiveness of an eleven year old (or an eleven as they are called.) named Jonas. The cause of his nervous-excitement is that upon reaching the age of twelve he and all his friends will be assigned their life roles in ‘the community’. The community is the village in which Jonas lives and the story primarily takes place. The community is incredibly organized and heavily controlled, to the extreme point where discrepancies from the norm in appearance (even identical twins), behavior and personality are punishable by getting “released”. Despite how cruel the rules are at first everyone; even Jonas follows them diligently although this change as Jonas learns the truth.
In the book The Giver by, Lois Lowry, the reader is introduced to what seems overall to be a perfect community although somewhat unusual and perplexing. As the story progresses, the reader learns things that seem unsettling even though this utopian society is supposedly “perfect”. As Jonas begins his work as the new receiver of memory, he gains wisdom and through tat wisdom learns that in protecting the community from the memories, their lives have lacked feeling and understanding.
The memories that The Giver gives to Jonas contrastc to Jonas' everyday environment. Lowry describes the memeories using a style. The memeories are lyrical feelings, andeSemotions. The imagery that Lowry creates is similar to that found in poetry. Snow, cold, war and the joy of a celebration or love felt by family members are easily seen.
In the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry, the author portrays a utopian society where important items such as emotions, customs, and diversity are lost and forgotten. Universal feelings such as love and hatred are eliminated from Jonas’s community. Jonas is the main protagonist in The Giver. Throughout his journey from a regular twelve year old to the most important citizen in his community, Jonas learns about many important themes, such as the important of love, sameness versus diversity, and the role of memories.
beginning of the novel was not sure what word should he use and that shows that there is no place for making mistakes (Sisk 30-31).
The book “ The Giver “ is about a boy named Jonas and The Giver. It was located in The Giver Community. It is in the future and the community is controlling. He becomes the Receiver Of Memory.
Anderson lays a pretty solid foundation of the population control side of the giver and encourages young readers to question what society tells them. Anderson ststes that Lowery is questioning the politically correctness of children’s books, and redefining the industries skepticism of a government body being an all-powerful body in complete control. He states, the aspect that the book The Giver is a top seller ranking 63rd on the list of best child’s books of all time. He notes however her book is also one of the most challenged books as well.
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? Jonas, the Receiver, lives here. He eats, sleeps, and learns in his so-called perfect world until he meets the Giver, an aged man, who transmits memories of hope, pain, color, and love. Jonas then escapes his Community with a newborn child (meant to be killed), hoping to find a life of fulfillment. On the way, he experiences pain, sees color, and feels love. Irony, symbolism, and foreshadowing are three literary devices used to imply the deeper meaning of The Giver.
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.
The purpose of this book was to show us a possible version of a "Utopia".