1984 versusThe Giver

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1984 by George Orwell and The giver by Lois Lowry have a similar themes that either the books itself shows or the characters show them. The main character, in this case Jonas and Winston, find themselves in a “perfect world” until they hit a stopping point and turn back to see reality. They see that information and knowledge has been kept from the people of the community, and how it affects the community. It keeps them from progressing altogether as a society. The freedom of expression has been taken way as well. The government or form of leadership is completely in charge and control the lives of the citizens. Human nature has been altered by the control of society, and the citizens end up being controlled by a power over them, and believe it is all for the greater good. That is something that the government themselves have lead on so the people believe and trust in them. The society in which Winston and Jonas live in have it made it almost impossible to express oneself (Brown 1). It has made decision making turn into something that is a privilege that only authorities hold, and people themselves are not capable of anymore. “In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it” (Orwell 52). Their actions and words are monitored closely, keeping them where the government wants them. It seems that their stableness keeps anyone, including the government, from ever changing for the better. It keeps them in a
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