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Character Analysis: The Giver

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The most striking quote that I have read in the giver this far is, “There’s nothing we can do. It’s always been this way. Before me, before you, before the ones who came before you. Back and back and back” (Lowry 193). Jonas, the main character said this to The Receiver, after he found out what happens when someone is released. Jonas has the weight of the world upon his shoulders because the Chief Elder gave him the job of the receiver. The receiver can feel emotions and see colors unlike everyone else. It is a shame however that Jonas and The Giver are the only ones able to experience the wonder of humanity, it is worth it so they can make a utopia though right? Margaret Atwood once said “Every utopia - let's just stick with the literary ones
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