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    The Giver The Giver is a novel written by Lois Lowry. She is an American writer who has won numerous awards in her years‚ notably a Newbery award for the giver in 1993. The novel explores different themes of life. Freedom. Everything is supervised and controlled by what Lowry describes as ‘Elders’. The thought of having any freedom is non-existent in the community as the ‘elders’ will decide who your spouse will be‚ the job you will be doing for the community & generally the lives of people living

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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: Study Notes Context: She was inspired to write The Giver—which won the 1994 Newbery medal—after visiting her elderly father in a nursing home. He had lost most of his long-term memory‚ and it occurred to Lowry that without memory there is no longer any pain. She imagined a society where the past was deliberately forgotten‚ which would allow the inhabitants to live in a kind of peaceful ignorance. The flaws inherent in such a society‚ she realized‚ would show the value of individual and

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    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 became obsolete when we went to the Sameness.’ " (84) The Giver‚ by Lois Lowry‚ is told from the perspective of a twelve-year-old

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    The giver is written from the point of view of Jonas‚ an eleven-year-old boy living in a futuristic society that has eliminated all pain‚ fear‚ war‚ and hatred. There is no prejudice‚ since everyone looks and acts basically the same‚ and there is very little competition. Everyone is unfailingly polite. The society has also eliminated choice: at age twelve every member of the community is assigned a job based on his or her abilities and interests. Citizens can apply for and be assigned compatible

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    The Giver by Lois Lowry “The Giver” was a fabulous read about a seemingly utopian society where the people in the society are spared from any discomfort‚ such as hunger‚ war‚ even pain from a scraped knee. This was an excellent book‚ but also very hard to read and very disturbing. The first half is like a science fiction novel about a utopian society. But the second half really gets into the emotional consequences of that society. “The Giver” reminds me‚ in a way‚ of the movie “Pleasantville‚” where

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    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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    The Giver by Lois Lowry is about a boy‚ named Jonas‚ who lives in small town‚ but this town is different. They do not have memories‚ so that there is sameness in the community. By having sameness‚ they can control everything to a point where there is no pain. They govern sameness by having no color‚ no memories of the past‚ you do not choose your job‚ and you do not know who your real family is. Choosing your own book to read for the summer has many challenges involved. You will have a hard time

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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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    upon in the giver is euthanasia‚ or the practice of ending someone’s life to ease their suffering. Jonas’s community practices euthanasia on very old citizens as well as upon unhealthy newchildren. Jonas’s horror at this practice motivates him to take drastic measures to reform the society‚ and yet many people in our own society consider euthanasia to be a compassionate practice and one that should be available to all citizens. Discuss the attitude toward euthanasia as expressed in the giver. Does the

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