Analysis Of ' Lois Lowry 's ' The Giver '

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Newberry Medalist, Lois Lowry, reflects her fascination with the stages of life into her many novels that depict young adults coping with the challenges that come with growing up. And like many recognized authors Lowry has been asked again and again, “Where did you get this idea?” For each novel written by Lowry the inspiration arises from diverse occasions from her life. In The Giver Lowry explores the new territory of a fantasy realm of society that is free from pain, disorder, and overpopulation; but in a world without love, color, and memories the perfect society turns to dystopia. (Novels for Students) As an explanation for the origins of The Giver Lois Lowry, in her Newberry Medal acceptance speech, compares her inspiration for the novel to the river Jonas looks into, seeing the world differently for the first time. Her ideas started as a mere spring, trickling in from a glacier; and each of the tributaries came from memories, coming together to make the flowing current of the river. (Lowry) The river of inspiration began with a distant memory of Lowry’s childhood, living in Tokyo in the close confines of an American army base. Within a foreign country she lived in a community with American neighbors, an American movie theater, church, schoolhouse, and everything that made them feel more at home. (Berger) Lowry’s curiosity as a child dared her to adventure out of the safety of her Americanized compound on her bike to see the everyday commotion of Japanese

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