"The Giver" Essays and Research Papers

The Giver

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 INTRODUCTION The book was great! This book and its story are unique. The Giver is a deftly crafted work, both stunningly beautiful and deeply disturbing. Finding myself being imperceptibly lulled by the peace, order, safety and serenity of Jonas's world; being awakened by the sickening thud of reality's steel-toed boot in the gut, leaving both him and me breathless and disoriented in the aftermath. This story is haunting and powerful. It's a raw portrayal of the presumed moral sacrifices...

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The Giver

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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Study Questions 1. The ending of the giver has been interpreted in a few different ways. Choose one possible interpretation of the ending and argue its validity, using clues from the text to explain your conclusions. Answer for Study Question 1 >> The two major interpretations of The Giver’s ending are that (1) Jonas and Gabriel have truly escaped the physical boundaries of their society and discovered a real village in Elsewhere, and (2) Jonas’s vision of the village is only a hallucination...

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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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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 community, he would rather be able...

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The Giver

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 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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Book Report - The Giver The Giver by Louis Lowry was published in 1993. I did not choose this book it was recommended to me I classify this book as an inner adventure. As in Jonas goes through an emotional metamorphosis (if you will) Jonas lives in a community where pain, rudeness, and war are non-existent. All children undergoes a ceremony in December every year until they reach twelve years of age, at which point they receive their Assignments, the jobs they will perform as adults. A committee...

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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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Reflective Essay: The Giver by Lois Lowry The Giver by Lois Lowry is a directive novel about how structured lifestyle could lead to absence of being a true human. In a lifestyle of freedom, people are not mainly subjected to how they should feel and also what to have feelings for. For instance, in a country like United States, as a citizen you have the right to freedom which is stated in its Constitution. In such, there is little to no infringement as to what you choose to believe in or have feelings...

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The Giver Analysis

The main theme shown in The Giver is the idea that good cannot exist without evil, and evil cannot exist without good, thus making reaching a perfect society impossible. It does not matter how amazing an experience is, unless you have something bad to compare it with you can never taste the true meaning of that moment. The members of Jonas’s community cannot appreciate the joys in their lives because they have never felt sadness. Correspondingly, they also do not feel grief because they have never...

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The Giver-Themes

THEMES ANALYSIS of THE GIVER The Importance of Memory This story developed from the author’s understanding of the importance of memory, an understanding which came from her observation of someone who no longer had their memory. When one has no memory they cannot remember painful episodes in their life. Some people with memories of horrors, losing those memories can seem to be a blessing. But, if they also cannot recall the emotions associated with their good relationships with others, it is...

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The Giver Essay

Persuasive Essay: The Giver Imagine living in a world full of lies, a world where there are many secrets, a world where what you see is not always what it is. Jonas has lived all his life in a world like this. Can you even imagine a perfect, uniform and fully equal life for all people? It would be a boring life, right? At the end of the book, Jonas gets tired of all the lies of the community in which he lives and decides to escape. Many people like his father, his foster brother, Gabe...

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Speech on 'the Giver'

Aayush Shah 8-C The Giver(Speech) FREEDOM OF THOUGHT… FREEDOM OF SPEECH… FREEDOM OF ACTION… All these necessities for the mental freedom of a human being were manipulated in the society in the book ‘the Giver’. Lowry narrates The Giver in third person using a limited omniscient viewpoint in which only Jonas' thoughts and feelings are revealed. Through Jonas' eyes, his community appears to be a utopia — a perfect place — that is self-contained and isolated from Elsewhere, every other place...

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"The Giver" Epilogue

community, things were very chaotic. The giver had gathered everyone into the auditorium. "Now" he said. Our reciever in training has left us once again, a tear ran down his cheek. He longed for Rosemary, and Jonas. But he continued. "I would like for everyone to try and grasp something. Please stay quiet. Think of a time that you are walking in a field of green grass, the fresh air." Everyone was silent, they attempted to pull forth this memory. Then, the giver told them to raise their hand in the air...

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Themes in The Giver

Themes of The Giver Broadly, the book The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, is about how a boy name Jonas, born in the perfect utopia where there are no freedom and colour, people there promotes sameness. Until Jonas founds out that there are more then this community when he got his unique job assigned at the age of 12. Being a receiver of memory let him know that the real world is beautiful and colourful; there are rights for every human being. Jonas felt unfair and hope to escape from this tragedy...

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Symbolism on the Giver

In the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry, there are many different symbols and come to together to help form the theme. Symbolism and themes are difficult to infer in a text, but understanding these literary elements makes the book more interesting and entertaining for the reader. Symbolism is defined using a concrete word, object, color, picture, name and so forth to strand for a name, abstract idea, image, or event. For example a heart could stand for love and an American flag as freedom or patriotism...

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Euthanasia and the Giver

omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit” (Euthanasia.com). Euthanasia is a major part of the story “The Giver”; it takes place with babies, the old and middle-aged citizens. The book “The Giver” by Lois Lowry is a science fiction book that shows readers, earth in a totally different view. One controversial topic that Lowry uses in the giver is euthanasia, or the practice of killing a person for their own good. “There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every...

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The Giver by Lois Lowry. A sociological view of the book The Giver.

The Giver Society refers to people who interact in a defined territory and share culture. In Lois Lowry's The Giver "1993," Jonas grows up only knowing the existence of his society. The society in which The Giver takes place is known as sameness. Everything is done the same, and nobody knows different. It is considered rude to ask a question that makes another citizen look different. In the book Jonas has lighter eyes compared to everyone else. It would be wrong to bring his eye shade up in conversation...

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The Giver Essay

The Community that Lois Lowry creates in The Giver appears to be a utopia, but is in fact a dystopia. To get rid of the extremes, such as pain and hunger, you have to get rid of things like true friendship and happiness. Jonas is constructed to convey ideas about society by his speech, thoughts, actions, appearance, interaction with others and his name. We first see this when his sister, Lily says to him, “He has funny eyes just like you Jonas!” Most people in the community have dark eyes but...

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The Giver

General English Novel 3 Ms. Tamako Ratliff The Giver Final Project Maria Virginia Sandoval Inciarte June 7, 2013 24 “Gabriel, Gabriel, where are you?”, Jonas said as he ran his hands over his eyes trying to open them. He was lying in a room looking around, and he realized that he could see all the colors. He had no idea that how long he had been sleeping. His last memory was that he was with Gabriel freezing cold while he could hear the soft music. “He is fine, he is sleeping...

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The Giver - Book Review

In her book ‘The Giver’, Lois Lowry has created a futuristic utopian community where there are no feelings, no choices and Sameness prevails. Sameness, as the name suggests, is the idea that all aspects of life are almost invariably the same for all community members and life itself has no choices; everything is dictated, from what to wear and who to marry, to how one is required to act and the number of offspring. There exist no colours; the community sees in black and white and hues of grey. Because...

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The Giver Newbery Medal Winner

The Giver by Lois Lowry-1994 Newbery Medal Winner I chose The Giver by Lois Lowry because according to the American Library Association, it is one of the most challenged books in the nation. The Giver was written by Lois Lowry, published in 1993, and awarded a Newbery Medal for that year. It is a controversial book because of its violent and sexual passages that some adults have deemed inappropriate for children, as well as for its mature themes of euthanasia, infanticide, and suicide. However...

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The giver: independent reading project The giver: independent reading project The giver: independent reading project Chapters 17-19 1. Describe Jonas new level of feelings and what caused them? Jonas new levels of feelings were caused by the stirrings, he had pleasurable dreams, because he hadn’t taken his pills in about 4 weeks. 2. What was father’s responsibility when the twins...

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The Giver Theme Essay

novel The Giver is “Choices cannot be made without wisdom and knowledge of the past”. This is displayed in many times in the book. Three examples are; the elders asking the Giver for advice on important tasks, Jonas’s father releasing a baby, and Jonas’s choice to leave community. The first examples of the theme take place after Jonas recently received the painful memory of war. That memory had poured him over the edge of bearing the memories. He had then started to question why the Giver and himself...

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"1984" in Comparison to "The Giver"

ponder the possibility of an extreme, futuristic society. In particular, The Giver, by Louis Lowry relates a great deal to the themes found in 1984. Unlike 1984, Lowry's novel focuses on the idea of a utopia as opposed to Orwell's distopia. What is the most interesting is how though the fundamental idea of the novels are opposites, the methods by which each society is maintained are surprisingly similar. When one analyses The Giver versus 1984, it becomes clear that while the societies are meant to be...

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The Giver

Babies and Birthdays To start off, the book The Giver compared to my normal living society is very different. The Giver has a very controlled life style. They are not able to make any choices for themselves; it’s all made for them. As of our society, it’s more free-willing and not as controlled. We are able to make our own choices. The way families are made in Jonas’s society is different than our society. Also, the way birthdays are celebrated is pretty odd too. They live a very different life...

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Essay for the Giver: Relationships in the Story.

The Giver, the community which the main character, Jonas, lives in is exactly like this. The society which is portrayed in the story is an illusion of what a utopia is. Through the relationships that we are able to see in the story, such as interactions with the opposite sex, Jonas’s relationship with the Giver, and relationships between family members, we can clearly see that the idea of a utopia has clearly been misunderstood by the society and its leaders. In the society of The Giver, interaction...

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The Giver and Holes Comparative Essay

The Giver and Holes The Giver of Lois Lowry and Holes by Louis Sachar are both based on certain societies and how the main characters on each book made decisions to solve the main problem. The two stories contain a lot of dillemas for the main characters to decide on. They both also contain great adventure and inspiring stories for the reader to enjoy. These two John Newberry Awarded books will definitely prove themselves why they deserved their award. THEME The two books gave the...

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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 Book Report

Book Report English Title: The Giver Author: Lois Lowry Setting: A controlled, utopian community Sometime in the future Protagonist(s): Jonas Antagonist(s): The Community Relationship between the Protagonist and Antagonist Jonas, the protagonist of the story, is a twelve-year-old boy who lives in a place called The Community, which is the antagonist of the story. In the Community, led by a Committee of Elders, almost all aspects of every citizen’s lives are controlled and planned...

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The Importance of Good Talking in The Giver

precision of language is one of the most influential themes contributing to the irony of the utopian lifestyle depicted in Lois Lowry’s brilliant dystopian novel, The Giver. From the very first line to the last powerful moments of the book, it is made apparent how seriously speech is taken in Jonas’s community. Jonas, before meeting the Giver, endlessly toils over what specific words could be used to describe his emotions by comparing their meanings, such as “fright” and “apprehension.” However, throughout...

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The Giver: Contemporary Essay

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Dearest Mother and Father, I know you are probably very concerned upon learning I have left the community. However, I have written to you to explain why I did so. As you both know, I have been training along the Giver to become the new Receiver of Memory. Over time, I have received many memories, and experienced pain like no other, you are unable to grasp the concept of some things I have learned, but I will try my best to explain them to you so you can understand...

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Essay on Freedom - The Giver

English Essay - Freedom Essay Question: How has the study of your prescribed text The Giver, and one other related text, challenged your understanding of freedom. Page reference: (15.6) 15 = Chapter 6 = Page Freedom is the power or right to act, speak or think as one wants. The power to ones self views as to their will and to determine their actions without restraint. Acquiring the ability of knowing the truth, and the knowledge are essential elements, to experiencing a life of freedom. However...

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The Giver

The Giver Page 1 of 182 The Giver Lois Lowry NOTICE This accessible media has been made available to people with bona fide disabilities that affect reading. This notice tells you about restrictions on the use of this accessible media, which could be a book, a periodical, or other content. Copyright Notice Title: The Giver Author: Lois Lowry Copyright 1993 by Lois Lowry This notice is not part of the copyrighted work, which begins below after the phrase "Begin Content". Bookshare distributes...

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Essay compare and contrast givers and takers

 Givers versus Takers Givers versus Takers There is a reason why the biblical phrase "it is better to give than to receive" is so popular. For a long time, authors described successful people in business as having talent and luck, but nowadays according to Adam Grant, they share another quality; they give back (Brandom, 2013, para 1). In this context a dilemma surfaces. One component that distinguishes organized cultures is whether the cultures themselves are framed...

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver is a highly influential book written bu Lois Lowry. It is science fiction, with a theme of the past and connection. In a world where there are no feelings, no choice and no pain, the main character Jonas who is twelve struggles to find his place in the small community. He was "assigned" the job as Receiver of Memory. (yes, jobs were chosen) Unaware of what dark secrets lie beneath his perfect utopia of a world, he is suddenly plunged into the past, exposed to all the memories, back and...

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An Example Essay on the Giver

Example Literary Essay: The Giver by Lois Lowry Example Introduction Paragraph: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” This quote by Marcel Proust speaks of discovering what‟s right in front of you by seeing it differently, with “new eyes.” The main character, Jonas, in Lois Lowry‟s The Giver goes through a similar experience when he discovers his “Capacity to See Beyond.” Jonas begins to see his Community differently, with an awareness or...

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Betsy K. 5-23-13 4th Period LA The Giver In your opinion, is the community in The Giver a utopia or a dystopia? Like many countries such as North Korea or Cuba, the community appears to be a dystopia. The environment of the community may seem impractical, however, there are many places like this in the real world. The community in The Giver is very similar to the country of North Korea. For example, both of the governments in these regions are controlling and predominant. In these...

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The Giver

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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Why the Giver Should Not Be Banned

Giving The Giver Back to CMS Library According to the American Library Association (ALA), young adult novels are challenged with the best intentions. In most cases a parent will read a book that their child might be reading in class to find out if the book is hazardous to their child’s well-being. If the novel seems problematic, the parent then challenges the book. Even though the purpose of challenging a novel is to keep children from reading about issues that may not be seen as appropriate...

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The Giver Book Review

Book Title: The Giver Author: Lois Lowry Date of Publication: 2002 Publisher: Laurel Leaf (reprint edition) ANALYSIS I. Setting: In an isolated Arcadian community at an unknown time in the future II. Characters and Commentary: A. Jonas – The eleven year old protagonist (turns twelve at a point) who has “bizarre powers” and is chosen as the Receiver of Memory. He has a wide variety of interests. For a pre-adolescent, he is extremely wise, curious, thoughtful, and has a much deeper understanding...

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The Giver: Euthanasia and Euphemisim

The Giver Euthanasia Euthanasia refers to the practice of s deliberated intervention undertaken to produce the termination of a very sick person’s life in order to relieve them from their suffering. Euthanasia can be categorized in voluntary euthanasia, non-voluntary euthanasia, involuntary euthanasia, active or passive euthanasia. The voluntary euthanasia takes place when a person wants die and says so and asks for the help of somebody or something else to die. Non-voluntary euthanasia refers...

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The Giver by Louis Lowry

The Giver by Louis Lowry Chapter 1-2 1. What did the word "frightened" mean, according to Jonas? The word "frightened" meaning according to Jonas was a "deep, sickening feeling of something terrible about to happen." 2. About what were Jonas and the other children taught to be careful? Jonas and the other children were taught to be careful about language. 3. How did Jonas decide he felt? What was causing this feeling? Jonas felt apprehensive. The Ceremony of Twelve was causing...

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The Giver Essay Finallllllllllllllllll

English 93 9MWF May 15th 2013 Sameness does not mean perfectness The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is told from the perspective of a twelve-year-old boy named Jonas growing up in a Utopian society. Jonas lives in a seemingly perfect community in which there is little pain and little crime. People are polite. Everyone belongs to a supportive family. But this harmony comes at a price. There is also no choice, and real emotions are nonexistent. Life is dictated by strict rules. This story is set in a perfect...

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The Giver You: “Mom, Dad; do you love me?” Mom and Dad: “Are you kidding me!?” In the novel “The Giver” by Lois Lowry, the main character, Jonas changes and reveals a very important theme. Jonas in the beginning of the story was a very clueless character, and throughout the story he changes little by little and reveals a theme. Jonas in the beginning of the story was a absolutely oblivious to the real world happening around him. “I felt the wanting...” This shows that Jonas doesn't even...

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The Giver

The Giver “No, God knows well that the moment you eat of it [the apple] your eyes will be opened and you be like gods who know what is good and what is bad.” Genesis 3:5 “When he expelled the man, he settled him [released him] east of the Garden of Eden [Elsewhere]; and he stationed the cherubim and the fiery revolving sword, to guard the way to the three of life.” Genesis 3:24 A punishment is a penalty for doing something wrong. In Lois Lowry’s book, The Giver even though the main character...

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The Giver

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: 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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The Giver

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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The Giver

The Giver I chose Chapter 5 of this book because I thought it was very interesting, how it relates to teenagers in real life since they get those same sort of feelings called “Stirrings” as said in the book. As children reach a certain age they start to develop feelings for each other and in this book it shows certain kids that they’re not the only ones that feel this way. The book relates a lot to kids their age. Though the book gives a simple way to solve the problem...

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"The Giver " Jonas Goes Through Emotional Change

Jonas is the main character of “ The Giver “ by Lois Lowry throughout the book Jonas goes trough a emotional change.During the beginning of the book Jonas is living a happy life and is a good kid. Jonas has no problems with the community he thinks its good. As Jonas gets elected to be the new receiver he starts to find things out that makes him question if whether the community is really as good as it seems. In the book “ The Giver” the character Jonas goes through a emotional change...

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The Giver (Lois Lowry)

The Giver (Lois Lowry) How does the community look and sound like? landscape, architecture, traffic and technology »The Giver« by Lois Lowry is a novel taking place in the future. Jonas, the main character, lives in a community with other people. This community is very special and maybe it’ll be reality in a few years. The community is like an independent city or village. You can compare it with a tribe. There are dwellings where family units live in (p.9). A family unit is like a family...

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An Analysis of Lois Lowry's the Giver

John Michael A. Espino Asst. Prof. Nerisa Del Carmen Guevara LIT 201 - Young Adult Literature 17 August 2012 Cutting The Strings Set in a world where everything is plain and pre-determined, the Giver puts its readers in a series of unlikely events that we don’t encounter in our everyday lives. A society that is perfect, yet disturbing where everything follows its own cycle so as to the lives of every individual. Everything is monitored; everything has its respective rules and must be obeyed...

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The Giver Reading Log Ch. 1-19

does; he receives all the memories of the world before the Giver was born. • Jonas received the memory of sledding down a hill. *What does the giver do all day? Chapter eleven • Jonas better received the memory this time. He asks why they don't have hills, snow and sledding. • Jonas was given a memory of sunburn, which he had felt, and it hurt him. • Jonas is told to call the old Receiver of Memory, The Giver. *What is the Givers real name? Chapter twelve • Jonas went to school and everyone...

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How Lowry Develops the Theme of Emotion in "The Giver"

both in full. In Lois Lowry’s book The Giver, the characters live in a community where emotions are almost numbed to non-existence in an attempt to achieve the perfect societal structure of a utopia. By depicting a community in which emotions are not a part of life, Lowry shows the importance of emotion in helping people fully appreciate life, individualizing them and empowering them to do amazing things. Emotion allows people to fully appreciate life. The Giver community has removed pain from the...

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Brave New World and the Giver: Similar Yet Different

When one examines the similarities between Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and The Giver by Lois Lowry, they may be baffled. They may think that Lowry just did a run off of Huxley's highly successful masterpiece. The similarities are extraordinary, but so are their differences. Many aspects of these novels are almost identical while others are completely foreign to each other. Both of these novels feature structure societies, but the societies are not the same. In Brave New World, there are no...

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Free Will, A Source of Strength: An Analysis of Choice in The Giver

Free Will, A Source of Strength: An Analysis of Choice in The Giver Free will is crucial to an individual’s life, a source of strength for all humans. Lois Lowry’s The Giver (1993) is about sacrifice, rules and order, the consequences of peace, and ultimately, the significance of free will. Jonas, the protagonist, lives in an intended “Utopian society”. It is a society without passion nor apathy, independence nor enslavement, created in attempt to produce an orderly community where pain is nonexistent...

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The Giver Questions I Give Credit to Who Ever Made This Not Mine

The Giver Chapters 1-2 Answer the following questions as completely as possible for full credit. Your responses should be in full sentences. 1. “It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.” (p.1) This is the opening sentence of The Giver. What kind of picture does this produce in your mind? What feelings does this sentence create? 2. Explain the difference between feeling apprehensive and feeling frightened. 3. Jonas’ father is a nurturer...

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