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The Giver Dystopia

THE GIVER Compare / Contrast Essay In The Giver I believe that in Jonas’ community they live in a dystopia. The book gives me many reasons to believe so. The setting for Jonas’ community is in the future where numerous technological advances have been made. In the beginning of the book it is December, the month where the Ceremonies 1 through 12 happens. In this community during the Ceremonies your name, your job, and your child are “assigned” for you unlike in the real world. ...

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variation as possible in favor of Sameness and a predictable society, Jonas's community has rejected the truly utopian possibilities of a society where people are free to move society forward. The result is a dystopia of conformity. A series of conversations between Jonas and The Giver shows that the totalitarian rationale for restricting each person's choice of clothing, job, spouse, and children results from the fear of making wrong choices. Yet, as Jonas realizes after he escapes from the...

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The Giver: Utopia and Dystopia

Trang Le Antarctica – March 10, 2010 The Giver Essay Lois Lowry’s The Giver is set in a futuristic, dichotomous society, one that is both utopian and dystopian. In response to the overwhelming destruction and chaos in the world, the Elders have attempted to create and maintain a peaceful and orderly utopia, but this security comes at a price. The citizens of the community have sacrificed their individuality and freedom. Although most adult members have some knowledge of the hypocrisies involved...

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shielding its inhabitants from all evil; others would say it is a dystopia, in which no one has the right to speak out, have choices, or to love one another. In the novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, a 12-year-old boy called Jonas finds himself in a dystopia when he realizes that there is more to life outside of his sheltered community. Although the people of Jonas' community know no different than their way of life, the society is a dystopia, rather than a utopia. " 'It wasn't a practical thing, so it...

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The utopian society described in Lois Lowry's The Giver is very similar to the form of government described in the Republic by Plato, especially The Allegory of the Cave. Both are descriptions of totalitarian dystopic governments included the separation of people by professional class, assignment of profession and purpose by the state, and the absence of traditional family units, replaced by state-organized breeding. If Jonas, the leader, is the man released from the cave, then his obligations as...

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books are so interesting and loved by all because they show us what a future could be if we take the wrong path. Dystopia means literally “bad place.” These are usually imaginary worlds where “present tendencies are carried out to their intensely unpleasant culminations” (Harmon 159-160). It is usually set in the future and a place where few want to live. The authors that write dystopias usually want to warn readers about the possible dangers a future society could present if we stay on our current...

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The Giver is a 1993 American children's novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which is at first presented as a utopian society and gradually appears more and more dystopian. The novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness," a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores all the past memories...

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The Giver-a Dystopia

Jonas’ community appears to be a utopia, but, in reality, it is a dystopia. The people seem perfectly content to live in an isolated wreck—in a government run by a select few—in which a group of Elders enforces the rules. In Jonas’ community, there is no poverty, starvation, unemployment, lack of housing, or discrimination; everything is perfectly planned to eliminate any problems. However, as the book progresses and Jonas gains insight into what the people have willingly given up—their freedoms...

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Dystopia

Dystopia Dystopia is often a society set in the future that has degraded into a repressive and controlled state, often under the control of some form of government but not always. A dystopian society can also be a planned structured society in which the conditions of life are deliberately made miserable. Some examples of these can be characterized by poverty, oppression, violence, disease, scarcity, and/or pollution for the benefit of a select minority or some unnatural societal goal. I am going...

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The Giver - Summary The Giver This book is about a boy names Jonas. Jonas lives in a futuristic society where there is no pain, fear, war, and hatred. There is also no prejudice, since everyone looks and acts basically the same, there is very little competition. They have also eliminated choice. You have to apply for a spouse. You cannot just chose who you want and marry them, the community does it for you. His dad works as a Nurturer of new children, and his mom works at the Department of Justice...

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