The Importance Of The Perfect Community In The Giver By Lois Lowry

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Imagine yourself in a world where you get no choices. You have no imagination. The only thing you can think is what they taught you in school. You get no emotion and all you can see is black and white. In the book The Giver, Lois Lowry shows what it takes to create the “perfect” community. The Giver is the memory storage for the whole community for what life was like in the past. The Receiver named Jonas figures out how the past is better than the community because their was freedom of choice. Jonas wants everybody to think the same way he can so he figures out a plan that everyone can get the pasts memories. Lois Lowry suggests that using censorship that limits the ability to feel, to think, and the ability to take action is worse than not censoring them. The “utopia” in this book limits the ability to feel any emotion. “the dream had slipped away from his thoughts... he tried to grasp it back. But the feelings were gone.”(38) This quote shows how at a certain age between 11-12 for guys they start to feel emotion for other people through dreams. The community…show more content…
“They acted like...like…”Animals” Jonas suggested...Neither of them knew that that word meant exactly.”(6) This relates to that they can 't think because nearly every kid today would know what an animal is. In The Giver everyone doesn 't know what an animal is because they were taken away. They can 't think about a word if their is nothing to relate it to. “He was hungry. No one in the community was starving, had ever been starving, would ever be starving. To say “starving” was to speak a lie.”(70) This quote gives Jonas no ability to think. He was only aloud to use one word is he ever said starving he would be punished and so the community forced him to think of that word as a useless word. He was censored from using that word. This shows that lowry suggest that using censorship allows people to have no opinion and no

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