Analysis Of Lois Lowry's The Giver

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In popular entertainment, as one’s life is ending, many say that they imagine things as they breathe their last breath. Their life “flashes in front of them”. This popular form of drama is replicated in The Giver by Lois Lowry. Jonas, the main character of the novel, is struggling to move in the tundra like conditions that he is in with a young child named Gabriel. He sees things of the past, and they blend with the present. This gives the impression that he is hallucinating as he loses his life to the weather. Jonas and Gabriel die at the end of The Giver, and this is proven when Jonas’s life flashing before him, his loss of consciousness and beginning of hearing things, and his imaginations of the past memories he had received. The first topic supporting the demise of Jonas and Gabriel is when Jonas recalls past experiences of his own life. He thinks of what he has done prior to this point. Lowry writes, “He began to recall happy times… Memories of joy flooded through him” (223). Jonas calls on good times so they are the last thing he does. They involved those he loved. “He remembered his parents and his sister. He remembered his friends, Asher and Fiona. He remembered The Giver” (Lowry 223). Those are the people he thinks of most, and his own memories of the past involve them. He wants to think of them so they will be the last thing he thinks of before he dies. After examining Jonas’s flashes to the past, one can see that Jonas and Gabriel died at

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